1993 SkyBox : DC Cosmic Teams


SkyBox International released a follow-up to the DC Cosmic Cards series in March 1993. The DC Cosmic Teams set is comprised of 150 base cards and 6 randomly inserted holograms. There are 36 packs per box and each pack contains 8 cards. There are 20 boxes in a case. The cards were also sold in two-pack bundles that include a promotional sheet for DC SkyCaps.
All of the card artwork was created exclusively for this series by popular DC artists. The first 36 cards form 12 different "Team Triptychs." The remaining base cards consist of individual team members or villains.
Superman appears on cards #1 and #37 as part of the Justice League America. The Superman and Justice League America cards were penciled by Dan Jurgens and inked by Rick Burchett.
The "Hologram Hall of Fame" continues the checklist number from DC Cosmic Cards. The Superman "Hologram Hall of Fame" artwork was penciled by Jon Bogdanove and inked by Dennis Janke.
The hologram image of Superman is also used on promo cards packaged with copies of the Wizard: Superman Tribute EditionThe Superman promo cards are available in silver or gold bordered variants. Gold bordered promos were encased and numbered to 15,000. The promo card backs contain a list of modern Superman milestones and corresponding issues.
DC Cosmic Teams features a diverse roster that includes rookie appearances from Vertigo characters Death and Sandman. Like the previous DC Cosmic Cards release, Batman, Green Arrow and related characters are absent from this set. During this time, Topps controlled card licensing for the Tim Burton films. Batman would not appear in a DC Universe set until early 1994.

A Deathstroke promo card #0 was given away by Great Eastern Conventions of New York. Other promo cards were given to dealers and distributed with copies of Legionnaires #1, Wizard #11, and Comics Buyer's Guide.
DC Cosmic Teams began production as Series 2 of the DC Cosmic Cards set from Impel. Wizard first referred to the product as "Cosmic Cards II." The numbering for the 1991 holograms continues in this release. In April 1992, Impel Marketing Inc. rebranded as SkyBox International Inc.

Artwork in this set would be reused in the 1994 DC Stars series from SkyBox. Some of the original production art has been observed in private collections.
 

1993 SkyBox : DC Cosmic Teams
Team Triptychs
Justice League America
1 Superman, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
2 Fire, Ice Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
3 Guy Gardner, Bloodwynd, Maxwell Lord Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
Justice League International
4 Flash, Green Lantern Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
5 Dr. Light, Power Girl, Crimson Fox Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
6 Elongated Man, Metamorpho Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
Justice Society of America
7 Wildcat, Atom, Flash Joe Kubert
8 Dr. Mid-Nite, Green Lantern Joe Kubert
9 Hawkman, Hourman, Starman Joe Kubert
New Titans
10 Cyborg, Changeling, Deathstroke Tom Grummett, Al Vey
11 Starfire, Red Star, Nightwing Tom Grummett, Al Vey
12 Phantasm, Wildebeest, Pantha Tom Grummett, Al Vey
Team Titans
13 The Leader, Nightrider, Mirage Phil Jimenez, Ray McCarthy
14 Redwing, Terra Phil Jimenez, Ray McCarthy
15 Killowat, Battalion, Lord Chaos Phil Jimenez, Ray McCarthy
L.E.G.I.O.N.
16 Garv, Strata, Stealth Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
17 Phase, Dox, Garryn Bek Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
18 Lady Quark, Captain Comet, Lobo, Telepath Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
Legionnaires
19 Shrinking Violet, Leviathan, Inferno, Matter-Eater Lad,
Invisible Kid, Computo, Chameleon
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
20 Andromeda, Alchemist, Live Wire, Cosmic Boy,
Catspaw, Saturn Girl, Dragonmage
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
21 Kid Quantum, Ferro, Brainiac 5, Gossamer,
Apparition, Ultra Boy, Triad
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Green Lantern Corps
22 Aa, Amanita, Boodikka, Larvox M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
23 Tomar-Tu, John Stewart, Kilowog, Hal Jordan M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
24 Brik, Kreon, G'Nort, Chaselon M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
Worlds of Magic
25 Lucifer, Tim Hunter, Phantom Stranger, Arion, A Demon,
Baron Winter, Atlantis, An Egyptian Queen, Sargon the Sorcerer,
Zatara, Zatanna, Doctor Fate
Chris Bachalo, Rick Bryant
26 Spectre; John Constantine, Hellblazer; A Witch; Sandman,
Queen Titania, Yo-Yo, Tim Hunter
Chris Bachalo, Rick Bryant
27 Mister E, Doctor Occult, Jack-a-Jester, The Demon Etrigan,
Tim Hunter, Death, The Book of Destiny
Chris Bachalo, Rick Bryant
Foes of the Justice League
28 Weapons Master, Starbreaker Travis Charest, Ray McCarthy
29 Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten Travis Charest, Ray McCarthy
30 Deconstructo, Despero Travis Charest, Ray McCarthy
Society of Sin
31 Warp, Phobia Kerry Gammill, Will Blyberg
32 Plasmus Kerry Gammill, Will Blyberg
33 Trinity, Houngan Kerry Gammill, Will Blyberg
Foes of Superman
34 Lex Luthor II, Parasite, Cerberus Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
35 Mr. Mxyzptlk, Doomsday, Silver Banshee Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
36 Brainiac, Blaze, Lord Satanus Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood

DC Flashbacks
Justice League America
37 Superman Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
38 Blue Beetle Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
39 Booster Gold Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
40 Fire Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
41 Ice Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
42 Guy Gardner Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
43 Bloodwynd Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
Justice League International
44 Green Lantern Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
45 The Flash Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
46 Metamorpho Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
47 Crimson Fox Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
48 Dr. Light Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
49 Elongated Man Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
50 Power Girl Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
Justice Society of America
51 Golden Age Flash Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
52 Golden Age Green Lantern Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
53 Golden Age Hawkman Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
54 Golden Age Dr. Mid-Nite Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
55 Golden Age Atom Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
56 Golden Age Hourman Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
57 Golden Age Starman Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
58 Golden Age Wildcat Mike Parobeck, Mike Machlan
New Titans
59 Nightwing Tom Grummett, Al Vey
60 Deathstroke Tom Grummett, Al Vey
61 Cyborg Tom Grummett, Al Vey
62 Pantha Tom Grummett, Al Vey
63 Phantasm Tom Grummett, Al Vey
64 Wildebeest Tom Grummett, Al Vey
Team Titans
65 Mirage Phil Jimenez, Al Vey
66 Killowat Phil Jimenez, Ray McCarthy
67 Nightrider Phil Jimenez, Ray McCarthy
68 Redwing Phil Jimenez, Ray McCarthy
69 Terra Phil Jimenez, Al Vey
70 Battalion Phil Jimenez, Al Vey
71 Troia Phil Jimenez, Al Vey
L.E.G.I.O.N.
72 Vril Dox Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
73 Phase Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
74 Garryn Bek Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
75 Strata Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
76 Stealth Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
77 Lady Quark Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
78 Garv Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
79 Telepath Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
80 Lobo Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
81 Captain Comet Barry Kitson, Robin Smith
Legionnaires
82 Cosmic Boy Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
83 Saturn Girl Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
84 Live Wire Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
85 Apparition Adam Hughes
86 Triad Ty Templeton
87 Chameleon Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
88 Invisible Kid Jason Pearson, Karl Story
89 Leviathan Jason Pearson, Karl Story
90 Shrinking Violet Adam Hughes
91 Inferno Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
92 Andromeda Adam Hughes
93 Brainiac 5 Jason Pearson, Karl Story
94 Ultra Boy Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
95 Matter-Eater Lad Ty Templeton
96 Alchemist Jason Pearson, Karl Story
97 Gossamer Adam Hughes
98 Ferro Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
99 Computo Ty Templeton
100 Dragonmage Jason Pearson, Karl Story
101 Catspaw Jason Pearson, Karl Story
102 Kid Quantum Jason Pearson, Karl Story
Green Lantern Corps
103 John Stewart Cully Hamner
104 Aa and Amanita M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
105 Boodikka M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
106 Brik M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
107 Chaselon M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
108 Kreon M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
109 Larvox M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
110 Tomar-Tu M.D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal
111 G'Nort Joe Staton
Worlds of Magic
112 Amethyst Jill Thompson
113 Deadman Kelley Jones
114 Death Chris Bachalo
115 The Demon Val Semeiks
116 Zatanna Esteban Maroto
117 Madame Xanadu Mike Kaluta
118 Phantom Stranger Jim Aparo
119 Sandman Jill Thompson
120 Anton Arcane Scot Eaton, Kim DeMulder
Foes of the Justice League
121 Weapons Master Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
122 Starbreaker Dave Cockrum
123 Deconstructo Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
124 Despero Bart Sears
125 Starro Bart Sears
Society of Sin
126 Houngan Tom Grummett, Al Vey
127 Phobia Tom Grummett, Al Vey
128 Plasmus Tom Grummett, Al Vey
129 Warp Tom Grummett, Al Vey
130 Trinity Tom Grummett, Al Vey
Foes of Superman
131 Luthor II Jackson Guice, Denis Rodier
132 Mr. Mxyzptlk Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
133 Brainiac Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
134 Doomsday Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
135 Parasite Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
136 Cerberus Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
137 Silver Banshee Kerry Gammill, Doug Hazlewood
138 Blaze Brett Breeding
139 Lord Satanus Brett Breeding
140 Mr. Z Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
The New Breed
141 Agent Liberty Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
142 Darkstar Travis Charest, Ray McCarthy
143 Eclipso Bart Sears
144 Heckler Keith Giffen
145 Thunderbolt Mike Collins, Jose' Marzan, Jr.
146 The Ray Joe Quesada, Art Nichols
147 Timber Wolf Joe Phillips, Al Gordon
148 Valor M.D. Bright, Al Gordon
149 Checklist A
150 Checklist B

Hologram Hall of Fame
DCH11 Captain Marvel Jerry Ordway
DCH12 Hawkman Jan Duursema
DCH13 Lobo Val Semeiks
DCH14 The Spectre Tom Mandrake
DCH15 Superman Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
DCH16 Swamp Thing Scot Eaton, Kim DeMulder

Promo Cards
0 Deathstroke Tom Grummett, Al Vey Great Eastern Conventions, New York 1993
00 Dragonmage Jason Pearson, Karl Story Wizard #19
000 Catspaw Jason Pearson, Karl Story Comics Buyer's Guide
0000 Computo Ty Templeton Legionnaires #1
P1 Apparition Adam Hughes
34 Foes of Superman Prototype Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
35 Foes of Superman Prototype Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
36 Foes of Superman Prototype Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood
60 New Titans Prototype Tom Grummett, Al Vey
Four-Card Panel
Superman The Man of Steel - Gold Border Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke Wizard (Encased, #/15,000)
Superman The Man of Steel - Silver Border Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke Wizard: Superman Tribute Edition



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