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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Super Powers Collection Carrying Case

Newest F.O.A.M. member Joseph Angsten pointed out that while the Shrine has covered this Super Powers Collection Carrying Case before, all we focused on was the piece of original art that adorns the front, not the case itself. So Joseph was nice enough to send in these pics of the whole wonderfully spiffy little object!
One of the nicest bonuses to this case (besides the aforementioned awesome art by Dick Giordano) are the mini-Secret Origins comic strips for each character. Hard to tell a complete story in just five panels, but they did it:
(...hey, another entry in the Atlanna's World series!)

This really is an awesome piece, full of the dynamic art and bold colors that, to me, signified DC Comics as a whole for a good portion of my life. Would it be wrong to find this sucker on eBay and use it to carry my lunch to work? I can probably fit a sandwich in the Hawkman compartment, at least.

Thanks Joseph, and welcome to F.O.A.M.!


Diabolu Frank said...

Ah, okay, so this was it. I learned Aquaman's origin from this case. I wondered which one of these things had that specific story on it, and figured it must not have been this one, or else you'd have mentioned it earlier. I don't know how many of the other origins I already knew, but I very distinctly remember discovering Aquaman's right here, in an aisle (at Circus Toys?)

Laurie S. Sutton said...

Those five-panel origins should be a required training exercise for every comic book creator! I'm printing them out and posting them where I can see them every day.

Andy Luckett said...

Oh man, this was my jam when I was a kid! And just like Diabolu Frank, I learned most of these character's origins from this piece. Fantastic art (beyond the origin panels, I especially love Green Lantern providing the green "water" on the front for Arthur to jump in on), and just a well-put-together item to hold your toys. I still have mine, and plan to pass it (and my lucky Little League baseball bat) down to my possible future kids.

Russell said...

I never saw this, or even knew it existed! Too cool for words. Thanks for sharing it, Joseph!

Earth 2 Chris said...

I admired this as a kid, but didn't have it until years later. I don't think I ever opened it in a store, so I didn't know about the origins inside. Had I known, I'd have begged for it in a heartbeat!