1968 Total Club Giovani : S.O.S. Terra Cerca Petrolio

1968 Un'Avventura di Superman e Batman : S.O.S. Terra Cerca Petrolio

Un'Avventura di Superman e Batman: S.O.S. Terra Cerca Petrolio was released by Total Club Giovani 1968. The 35-card album was published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore and distributed at Total petrol stations throughout Italy. The story was written by Renata Pfeiffer and illustrated by Piero and Paolo Montecchi, also known as Peter and Paul Montague.

1968 Batman e Superman : S.O.S. Terra Cerca Petrolio - Total Club Giovani
Paper envelope packs contain five paper cards, or figurines, that measure approximately 5.5 x 7.8 cm. Each card is numbered and the backs are blank.

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The collector album contains scene descriptions printed in Italian. In the plot, all global reserves of underground oil have been mysteriously drained. The United Nations calls upon Superman and Batman to investigate. Batgirl, Robin, Supergirl, Comet, and Krypto are enlisted to help.

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"Only Superman, with a special bitumen obtained from petroleum, can pave a road in the desert in record time and thus accelerate the connections between inhabited areas."

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Beginning April 1, 1968, empty packets could be exchanged for prizes by mail. For five empty packs, collectors could choose between a Superman or Batman keyring. A Club Gionvani bag could be redeemed for 10 empty packs or a set of military vehicle models for 15 empty packs.

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In 1969, Mondadori and Total Club Giovani released a second Superman and Batman album titled La Diabolica Invenzione. Limited edition posters of Batman and Superman were available to Total Club Giovani members. The posters were illustrated by Piero and Paolo Montecchi.

1969 Total Club Giovani : Superman Poster

Collector album sticker-cards are often referred to as cromos or figuritas in Spanish. The collectibles are called vignettes in French, figurines or panini in Italian, and figurinhas in Portuguese. Many sticker album collections released in the 20th century required paste or glue.