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Friday, November 06, 2009

Super Friends "Hobo Bag"

This is a custom-made, one-of-a-kind "hobo bag" put up for sale a few weeks ago on Esty. It was made from a section of 1970s fabric that featured this stock Super Friends art (probably the pillowcase/sheet set). It features that classic Alex Toth shot of the main heroes, plus additions The Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman.

It was sent to me by our newest F.O.A.M. member, Nuno Teixeira, who also had some very nice things to say about the Shrine:

ou got me sucked into your blog due to your devotion to Aquaman and the community that can be found of similar-minded fans out there. I have never been a huge Aquaman fan only because I always wished DC would've done more (and DO more) with him and actually devote time and resources to making him a top-tier character in the DCU instead of one that is made fun of.

Your site finally inspired me to start up a site dedicated to a personal
favorite character of mine: Darkhawk (www.darkhawkzone.com). He is much, much less appreaciated than Aquaman and very much from two different worlds. The similarity though is that, given dedication, a good creative team, and the right direction (Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, War of Kings) there's a chance for these underdogs to shine."

That's a really nice thing for Nuno to say, and I'm glad he mentioned the Aqua-Community that has sprung up around the Shrine, since that is one feature of the blog I'm the most proud of.

Also, I love the idea of the Shrine being the inspiration for another character-centric blog, since everybody is somebody's favorite hero! Good luck with the Darkhawk blog Nuno, and welcome to F.O.A.M.!


NunoXEI said...

Woo hoo! So glad to be a part of the FOAMers! I look forward to each of your posts and the submissions by the other fans on here. I marvel at the collections of some of the FOAMers you've featured on here. Talk about character-centric devotion! Cheers all around!

Russell said...

I have never seen this fabric before. It looks kind of cool, even though Hawkman's coloring is way off.

Earth 2 Chris said...

Definitely from the pillow case to a Super Friends bedding set. I still have mine, and my son uses it when his normal sheets are in the wash. There's a version out there with villains on the reverse, but mine is heroes on both sides.

As far as coloring, on the sheets GL has blond hair!


Wings1295 said...

Very cool! That could be marketed!

Russell said...

You know, I just noticed that what I thought was Hawkman's leg is actually Green Lantern's. Ooops.
In the immortal words of Emily Latella, "Never mind."