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Monday, August 30, 2010

DC Super Powers Coloring Book, Ctd. - 1980s

Earlier this month, I did a post featuring the cover to this DC Super Powers coloring book, provided for the Shrine by F.O.A.M.er Jon Knutson. Jon didn't have anything except the cover, and I couldn't find any info on it either, so its contents remained a mystery.

That is, until F.O.A.M.er Chip Cataldo wrote me to say he had a copy of the coloring book (of course he did, its a Super Powers item...more on that in a moment). Chip helpfully sent two scans of the book, the first (above), showing danged tiny the thing is! That's only about 4-5" high, way smaller than your typical coloring book.

Chip also sent the one page featuring Aquaman, which is opposite a page starring Famous Merchandising Hog, Captain Marvel:
As Chip pointed out, Aquaman gets the last laugh here: not only is Captain Marvel called Shazam, but they don't even spell it right!

I mentioned above that Chip would have this item because its a piece of Super Powers merchandise. For those of you not familiar with Chip's collection of SP merchandise, here's just a tiny glimpse of it:

If you think that's impressive (and it is), check out this interview with Chip which features even more photos of his amazing, staggering, unbelievable (take your pick) collection of Super Powers stuff. It has to be seen to be believed--its like if you took an 8 year-old's brainwaves and turned them into a toy showroom.

Thanks for the scans Chip!


Wings1295 said...

Freaking amazing!

IADW said...

Wow! That massive standee of Aquaman and the lads is pretty sweet.

Super Powers was an awesome range of stuff - and very few have come near to it in range or quality since.