1993 SkyBox : DC Bloodlines


SkyBox International released a trading card series to coincide with the DC Bloodlines crossover event in July 1993. The cards are sold in boxes of 36 packs that each contain 8 cards. The main set is comprised of 81 base cards and 4 embossed foil inserts. The artworks were created exclusively for SkyBox and the cards were designed by Arnie Sawyer Studios, Inc. The card text was written by Ruben Diaz. The backs of cards 1-54 assemble a large puzzle illustrated by Christian Alamy.
1993 SkyBox - DC Bloodlines advertisement
Bloodlines attempted to introduce "New Blood" heroes and villains to DC, but promotional materials and special inserts focus on "The Reign of the Supermen!" storyline. The crossover appeared in the annual editions of all four Superman titles published in 1993. Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, Steel, and Superboy (Conner Kent) are all featured in the base set. The four new Supermen are also depicted on embossed foil insert cards. The odds of finding an embossed foil card are 1:18 packs.

An embossed promo card showcasing all four new Supermen was inserted into poly-bagged editions of The Adventures of Superman #500, on sale April 15, 1993.
1993 SkyBox - DC Bloodlines - Promo
The back of the card asks, "Which, if any, is the real Man of Steel?" The correct answer is none. The real Superman was available through a mail-away redemption that expired on January 15, 1994. Odds of finding the "Superman Redemption Card" are approximately 1:72 packs.
1993 Skybox - DC Bloodlines - S5 - Superman Redemption Card
"The One True Superman" redemption is an embossed foil card featuring artwork penciled by Kerry Gammill and inked by Jackson "Butch" Guice. "The One True Superman" was also distributed by SkyBox at various events.
1993 SkyBox - DC Bloodlines - S5 - The One True Superman

The four alternate Supermen appear on 4-card promo sets with several variants. Promos and insert sets that are hand numbered and autographed by the Superman creative team were issued by Dynamic Forces. Unnumbered promos were released in 4-card cello packs. Some variations are missing the Bloodlines logo and have a copyright date of 1994. The promo cards were also packaged with collector sets of The Return of Superman trade paperback.
1993 SkyBox - DC Bloodlines advertisement
Many of the "New Blood" characters that were introduced during the Bloodlines event did not remain in the DC Multiverse continuity. A 9-card Bloodlines subset appears in the 2014 Cryptozoic DC Comics Epic Battles series. In 2016, the concept was revamped as a six-part series during the "New 52" era.

No. Title Credits
1 Deadly Genesis! Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
2 Lobo Out for Blood! Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
3 Lobo and Layla - Bad to the Bone! Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
4 The Demonseed's Arrival! Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
5 The Man of Steel! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
6 Battle on the Edge! Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
7 Glonth's Abattoir! Phillip Hester, Aaron McClellan
8 Flash & Argus - Race to Action! Phillip Hester, Aaron McClellan
9 Linked in Blood! Phillip Hester, Aaron McClellan
10 Blood Magic! Malcolm Davis
11 Assault on the Innocent! Malcolm Davis
12 Titans Clash! Malcolm Davis
13 Gemir's Primal Hunger! David Lapham, Michael Machlan
14 The Man of Tomorrow! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
15 To Save Her Soul! David Lapham, Michael Machlan
16 Lissik's Blood Passion! Mitch Byrd
17 Green Lantern & Nightblade! Mitch Byrd
18 Nightblade's Retribution! Mitch Byrd
19 Lionheart - Battleground Zero! Mike Parobeck, Luke McDonnell
20 Cry for Blood! Mike Parobeck, Luke McDonnell
21 Knights and Warriors! Mike Parobeck, Luke McDonnell
22 Loose Cannon Rages! Lee Moder, José Luis García-López
23 The Last Son of Krypton! Jackson Guice
24 Against Cannon Fire! Lee Moder, José Luis García-López
25 Storm of Blood and Anger! Joe Phillips
26 Valor in a Jamm! Joe Phillips
27 Jamm Jams! Joe Phillips
28 Lust's Deadly Arrow! Jim Balent
29 The Hook & Green Arrow! Jim Balent
30 Lissik Is Hooked! Jim Balent
31 The Ray Unleashed! Paris Cullins, Aaron McClellan
32 Plague of the Terrorsmith! Paris Cullins, Aaron McClellan
33 Amazon Fury! Paris Cullins, Aaron McClellan
34 In Blood's Rapture! Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel
35 Superboy! Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel
36 Sparx Fly! Ed Hannigan, Karl Kesel
37 The Sky Rains Blood! Jan Duursema, Richard Magyar
38 Mongrel's Frenzy! Jan Duursema, Richard Magyar
39 Hawkman versus Mongrel! Jan Duursema, Richard Magyar
40 Lock and Load! Steve Erwin, Will Blyberg
41 The Heat of Gunfire! Steve Erwin, Will Blyberg
42 Deathstroke & Gunfire! Steve Erwin, Will Blyberg
43 Devils Face Off! David G. Klein
44 The Rage King! David G. Klein
45 Prism's Light! David G. Klein
46 Slay the Beast! John McCrea
47 Hitman versus The Demon! John McCrea
48 Demon's Ire! John McCrea
49 Experience Chimera! Phil Jimenez, Will Blyberg
50 Warriors United! Phil Jimenez, Will Blyberg
51 A New Horror Is Born! Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
52 Pax Brings the War Home! Michael McKone, Andrew Pepoy
53 Parasites from the Stars! Michael McKone, Phil Jimenez
54 Death World! Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
New Blood
55 Layla Christian Alamy
56 Edge Eddy Newell, Michael A. Barreiro
57 Argus Phillip Hester, Aaron McClellan
58 Anima Malcolm Davis
59 Myriad David Lapham, Michael Machlan
60 Nightblade Mitch Byrd
61 Lionheart Mike Parobeck, Luke McDonnell
62 Loose Cannon Lee Moder, José Luis García-López
63 Jamm Joe Phillips
64 The Hook Jim Balent
65 Terrorsmith Phillip Hester, Aaron McClellan
66 Sparx Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel
67 Mongrel Jan Duursema, Richard Magyar
68 Gunfire Steve Erwin, Will Blyberg
69 Prism David Klein
70 Hitman John McCrea
71 Chimera Phil Jimenez
72 Pax Michael McKone, Al Vey
Parasites
73 Pritor Art Adams
74 Angon Art Adams
75 Lissik Art Adams
76 Glonth Art Adams
77 Gemir Art Adams
78 Venev Art Adams
79 Slodd Art Adams
80 Checklist A
81 Checklist B

No. Embossed Foil Cards (1:18 packs) Credits
S1 The Man of Steel! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
S2 The Man of Tomorrow! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
S3 The Last Son of Krypton! Jackson Guice
S4 Superboy! Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel

No. Superman Exchange (1:72 packs) Credits
S5 Superman Redemption Card
The One True Superman Kerry Gammill, Jackson Guice

No. Promo Cards Credits
"Which if any, is the real Man of Steel?"
P1 The Man of Steel! Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
P2 The Man of Tomorrow! Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
P3 The Last Son of Krypton! Jackson Guice
P4 Superboy! Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel



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