Royal Mail's DC Comics stamps

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Royal Mail's 'DC Collection' features twelve stamps each featuring a character from the popular comic book franchise, whilst a miniature sheet of six stamps depicts the 'Justice League'.

The twelve stamps in the main set feature:

  • Batman
  • Batwoman
  • Robin
  • Batgirl
  • Alfred
  • Nightwing
  • The Joker
  • Harley Quinn
  • The Penguin
  • Poison Ivy
  • Catwoman
  • The Riddler

A further six stamps, presented in a Miniature Sheet, celebrate the Justice League - the World’s Greatest Super Heroes joining forces to protect the planet, featuring:

  • Batman
  • Green Lantern and The Flash
  • Wonder Woman
  • Superman
  • Cyborg and Aquaman
  • Supergirl
  • Shazam!

All eighteen stamps have been illustrated exclusively for the stamp issue by British, comic book artist, Jim Cheung and award-winning colourist, Laura Martin.

Matt Parkes, Director Stamps & Collectibles, Royal Mail, said:

“Generations have grown up, spellbound by the adventures and the personalities of these Super Heroes and Super-Villains. These illustrations detail each character with such vivid imagery that they look ready to leap out of the stamp!”

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Since his first appearance, Batman has built up a formidable array of ‘family’ and allies as he fights crime in the troubled streets of Gotham City.

Some – such as Catwoman and Jason Todd – tread a delicate path between heroic acts and villainy. Others – such as Robin and Batgirl – have gone on to become fully fledged members of the Batman Family, fighting both alone and alongside the Dark Knight against the city’s crazed Super-Villains

The full set of stamps, available in a Presentation Pack, retails at £16.20. The stamps and a range of collectible products are available to pre-order from 1 September) at royalmail.com/dc-collection and go on general sale from 17 September 2021.


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