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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Justice League Coloring Set

F.O.A.M.er Ilke Hincer sent me a link to a Hake's auction for an item I had never seen or heard of before--a 1960s Justice League of America Coloring Set!

Hot on the heels of the Filmation cartoons, there was a brief explosion of JLA-related merchandise, with the Martian Manhunter even getting in on the action, as you can see above. Most of them featured painted portraits of our heroes, which give these items a distinct, almost Norman Rockwell-esque look.

Almost all the images you were meant to color are taken from DC comics at the time, and the group shot is the only one with Aquaman. Still, an amazing item, and I love that eight + years into the Shrine there are still new pieces of Aqua-merch to find. Thanks Ilke!

Post Script: They are putting one of these out in tandem with Batman v Superman, but all the colored pencils are brown. Thank you, I'm outta here!


Joseph Brian Scott said...


Earth 2 Chris said...

It's amazing to think this was as "real" as many of these characters had ever looked, with no paintings on the actual comics. I love this. Michael Bailey will be happy that Superman is front and center, with Batman tucked in the back. Superman deserves to be up front dagnabbit!!!

Aquaman looks really regal and a bit cocksure. Wonder Woman is cute!

Martian Manhunter has gloves on all of these Hasbro craft items. Weird.