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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DC Superman Club Form

Newest F.O.A.M. member Bob Fisher posted his DC Superman Club membership swag on Facebook a few weeks ago, which consisted mostly of items I'd seen before--the certificate, the envelope, the awesome poster by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (PBHN). But then...there was this.

I had no idea that there were individual chapters to the club, one each representing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, The Legion of Super-Heroes, the Justice League, and...Captain Marvel! Arggghhh!!

Now, I know, intellectually, that this was around 1978, and Aquaman was at  particularly low ebb with the company--his solo title had just been cancelled (again), and he was bopping around DC's anthology titles, so DC probably figured there just weren't enough Aqua-Fans to support his own membership club. But it still smarts to see all those heads up there, with no Aquaman to be found.

But I guess it could be worse: as you can see, the editor-in-chief of the club is then-DC staffer Laurie Sutton, who would quickly transition into a writer/editor at the company, and beyond. Now knowing that she's an avowed Aquaman fan, she must have really been upset!


Earth 2 Chris said...

Hmm...I never knew they did chapters in this club. I know the DC Club they announced around the time of the DC Implosion had character chapters, but not this one.

Arthur got the shaft again. Heck, wasn't Shazam! cancelled by this time?

Man, that Grell Green Lantern looks EVIL! Was Parallax taking hold that early?


Laurie S. Sutton said...

Great Neptune! I had forgotten about this! What a fun blast from the past.

Anonymous said...

Holy Moley, Captain Marvel looks like he hasn't lost his baby fat.