1994 SkyBox / Wal-Mart : DC Stars

 
In early 1994, SkyBox International released DC Stars, a card series sold exclusively in Wal-Mart stores. The artwork is recycled from comic books, DC Cosmic Cards, DC Cosmic Teamsand various promotional materials.
DC Stars is sold in booster boxes of 18 packs or large 96-pack feeder boxes. The set is comprised of 45 base cards, 9 puzzle cards, and 4 "Foil Stars" inserts. There are five cards and one puzzle piece in every pack. The "Foil Stars" inserts are found in approximately 1:20 packs.

This set marks the first appearance of Batman and other Gotham city characters in a modern DC Universe trading card series. Topps previously controlled card licensing for the Tim Burton Batman film series.

Superman appears on three different cards: Card #1 reprints artwork from the DC Cosmic Teams set penciled by Dan Jurgens and inked by Rick Burchett.
The center puzzle card P5 features an image by Jon Bogdanove from the Better Than Ever Superman limited edition art portfolio.
Foil card F1 contains a DC Style Guide image of Superman by José Luis García-López. According to García-López, "Joe Orlando, in charge of licensing at that time, asked me to imitate Jon Bogdanove's style."
García-López images of Superman and Batman also appear on the wrapper artwork for the series. An album binder for the set was sold separately in Wal-Mart stores.

The checklist consists of 45 base cards, 9 puzzle cards, and 4 "Foil Stars."

No. Title Subset Credits
1 Superman Superman Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
2 Ma & Pa Kent Superman Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
3 Lois Lane Superman Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
4 Doomsday Foes of Superman Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
5 Mr. Mxyzptlk Foes of Superman Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
6 Lex Luthor Foes of Superman Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
7 Batman Batman Norm Breyfogle
8 Robin Batman Tom Lyle, Bob Smith
9 Alfred Batman Eric Shanower
10 The Joker Foes of Batman Brian Bolland
11 Catwoman Foes of Batman Brian Stelfreeze
12 Penguin Foes of Batman Jim Aparo
13 Guy Gardner Justice League Joe Staton, Bob Smith
14 Bloowynd Justice League Dan Jurgens, Rick Burchett
15 Blue Beetle Justice League Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding
16 Flash Justice League Ron Randall, Randy Elliott
17 Wonder Woman Justice League Jill Thompson
18 Booster Gold Justice League Dan Jurgens Brett Breeding
19 Fire Justice League Greg Guler, Dick Giordano
20 Ice Justice League Greg Guler, Karl Kesel
21 Metamorpho Justice League Bart Sears, Randy Elliott
22 Elongated Man Justice League Bart Sears, Randy Elliott
23 Aquaman Justice League Ken Hooper, Tom Sutton
24 Martian Manhunter Justice League Kevin Maguire, Dave Cooper
25 Hourman Power Players Nick Napolitano, Andy Kubert
26 John Stewart Power Players Joe Staton, Bob Smith
27 Black Condor Power Players Greg Guler, Dick Giordnao
28 Black Lightning Power Players Trevor Von Eeden, Bob Smith
29 The Creeper Power Players Graham Nolan
30 Deathstroke Power Players Steve Erwin, Bob Smith
31 Geo-Force Power Players Jim Aparo, Robert Campanella
32 Guardian Power Players Jon Bogdanove, Dennis Janke
33 Nightwing Power Players Tom Grummett, Al Vey
34 Pantha Power Players Tom Grummett, Al Vey
35 Peacemaker Power Players Bart Sears, Randy Elliott
36 Hawkman Power Players Graham Nolan
37 Shazam! Power Players Graham Nolan
38 Lobo Power Players Simon Bisley
39 Orion Power Players Rick Hoberg
40 Deadshot Super Villains Luke McDonnell, Mike Clark
41 Monarch Super Villains Dan Jurgens, Dick Giordano
42 Ocean Master Super Villains Ken Hooper, Robert Campanella
43 Phobia Super Villains Tom Grummett, Al Vey
44 Vandal Savage Super Villains Greg LaRocque, Dave Cooper
45 Checklist DC Stars

Puzzle Cards (1:1 pack) Credits
P1 Batman José Luis García-López
P2 Flash
P3 Hawkman
P4 Robin
P5 Superman Jon Bogdanove
P6 Wonder Woman
P7 Shazam! Jerry Ordway
P8 Aquaman
P9 Green Lantern
Foil Stars (1:20 packs)
F1 Superman José Luis García-López
F2 Batman José Luis García-López
F3 Wonder Woman
F4 Green Lantern



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