1983 Superman French Fries : Super Powers Collection

1983 Superman French Fries : Super Powers Collection - Superman Card

In 1983, Superman French Fries distributed a collection of glow-in-the-dark trading cards in Canada. One sealed card was included inside of specially marked packages of frozen Superman French Fries from Canada Packers, Inc.

The four cards feature Batman, Supergirl, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The package image and card artworks are from the 1982 DC Comics Style Guide penciled by José Luis García-López and inked by Dick Giordano. Todd Klein assisted with logos and background inking.

The series is sometimes mislabeled as "Canada Fancy," which is actually a food grade assigned by the Canadian government. The text on the back of each card is printed in English and French to comply with the Canadian Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act.

1983 Superman French Fries : Super Powers Collection Card
"For best effect, hold card to light for 30 seconds - then turn out light."

Superman French Fries came to Earth when the planet Tato exploded at the edge of the universe "sending a flurry of French fries hurtling towards Metropolis." The origin story is told in a newspaper advertisement illustrated by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson.

Superman French Fries : Curt Swan & Murphy Anderson

Superman French Fries were advertised on Canadian television in an animated short. The commercial features a singing French fry played by Cree Summers. In 1985, a Superman French Fries contest featured a chance to win one of 3,000 action figures from the Kenner Super Powers Collection. The promotion offered a free Clark Kent figure via mail-away redemption in Canada.

1983 Superman French Fries : Super Powers Collection
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