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Monday, April 16, 2007

Italian Sticker Sheet - 1970s?


An unusual assortment of characters adorn this sticker sheet from Italy (it has Italian writing on the back, and the seller I bought it from hailed from there--other than that, there's no other biographical info anywhere on this thing).

I have to wonder, why Batgirl over Wonder Woman, or even Supergirl? Why no Superman logo? And why Lex Luthor, for Rao's sake?

These all look like lifts from DC comic panels--that's a Curt Swan Superman and Luthor, no doubt, and that Batman pose looks really familiar, but I just can't quite place it (anyone have an idea?). The Aquaman is a loose trace of a Dick Giordano panel from the first page of Adventure Comics #475.

I love stickers!


Anonymous said...

The Batman image is redrawn from a Dick Giordano licensing stock art image. I have some early 80s wrapping paper with that image on it. Flash looks to be originally by Don Heck. Batgirl looks familiar, but I just can't place it...

May be Irv Novick?


Plaidstallions said...

Stuff like no Superman logo is what I like best about seventies merch, the pre "rigid style guide" days make me happy.

But jeez, learn to draw a fist for crapssakes!