2006 USPS : DC Comics Super Heroes

2006 USPS : DC Super Heroes (4084)

The Super Heroes collection of postage stamps and postcards released by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Chapter One features super heroes published by DC Comics. The 39-cent stamps were first issued on July 20, 2006, in San Diego, California. The series was designed by USPS Art Director and Typographer Carl T. Herrman. The stamp sheets were photogravure printed by Avery Dennison in Clinton, South Carolina.

Each stamp measures 1.225 x 1.56 inches. Each stamp pane contains ten character images and ten classic comic book covers. The observe of each stamp includes artist credits and a brief description. The stamp designs appear on 24-cent postcards, sold in packs in twenty. The print run was 250 million stamps, 30,000 booklets and 600,000 postcards.

The Clark Kent / Superman stamp was penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. Curt Swan is the preeminent Superman artist of the Silver and Bronze Ages. The Silver Age Supergirl and Aquaman stamps also feature artwork penciled by Swan.

2006 USPS : DC Super Heroes - Superman (4084a)

The Golden Age depiction of Superman breaking chains reprints the cover of Superman #11 (July–August 1941). The image was illustrated by Fred Ray, known for his patriotic Superman covers during World War II.

2006 USPS : DC Super Heroes - Superman #11 (4084k)

USPS previously released a Superman postage stamp in 1998 as part of the Celebrate the Century Collection. USPS issued Chapter Two for Marvel Comics Super Heroes on July 26, 2007. All three stamp series are collected in the Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum.

2006 USPS Super Heroes Chapter One: DC Comics
Scott #4084
4084a Superman Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff
4084b Green Lantern Neal Adams
4084c Wonder Woman Ross Andru, Mike Esposito
4084d Green Arrow Jack Kirby, Mike Royer
4084e Batman Jim Lee, Scott Williams
4084f The Flash Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson
4084g Plastic Man Dick Giordano
4084h Aquaman Jim Aparro
4084i Supergirl Curt Swan, Stan Kaye
4084j Hawkman Murphy Anderson
4084k Superman #11 (1941) Fred Ray
4084l Green Lantern #4 (1961) Gil Kane, Joe Giella
4084m Wonder Woman vol. 2, #22 (1998) George Pérez
4084n Green Arrow #15 (2002) Matt Wagner
4084o Batman #1 (1940) Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson
4084p The Flash #111 (1960) Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella
4084q Plastic Man #4 (1946) Jack Cole
4084r Aquaman #5 (1989) Curt Swan, Al Vey
4084s The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1 (1982) Rich Buckler, Dick Giordano
4084t The Brave and The Bold #36 (1961) Joe Kubert