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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

JLA Denim Shirt - 1997

This handsome denim shirt was one of the 10,000 items sold at the late, great Warner Bros. Studio Stores (*sniff*), featuring the classic JLA logo on the front, and informal shot of almost the entire original team on the back (Martian Manhunter frequently got screwed over on this stuff--sorry Frank).

Of the 10,000 items for sale, I only bought a handful, but luckily my pal and F.O.A.M. member Shag Matthews seemed to buy one of everything, since he's been sending me photos of his collection for a few months now. How the hell did the WB not make money from these stores??

It's a very nice shirt, I especially like the relatively classy front, with the real geek-out going on on the back. Though what's with Hal leaning on Arthur?


Plaidstallions said...

I sadly only discovered this store when they started selling Batman/Superman only stuff.

My co worker had an Aquaman and Plastic Man denim shirt, I contemplated conking him over the head and taking it more than once.

Anonymous said...

I got the sweatshirt version of this and would always wear it on my kindergarten visits while I worked in Japan. The kids loved it.

However, I made Hal into John by using a brown magic marker on his face. It actually didn't look too bad, and now that it's been washed about a thousand times, it looks a lot more natural. :-)

Anonymous said...

I heard AOL shut down the WB stores shortly after merging with Time Warner, despite the fact that they were making a profit. Mind-boggling.

I LOVED those stores. And they loved me. I had to make a special trip to get to the nearest one in Louisville, but when I did, hoo-boy, there went my paycheck.


Luis said...

I remember the Warner Bros. stores, and I visited them every chance I got. They used to have statues of the Justice League from the waist up in the part of the store where they sold Superhero stuff.

Diabolu Frank said...