Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have left a stamp on popular culture and, later today, they’ll be leaving a stamp on philatelic culture as well.

At 10:30 a.m. in Room 5AB, Paul Levitz, the president of DC Comics, will appear with some of the company’s greatest comic artists to participate in a ceremony to officially unveil a series of commemorative stamps honoring DC Comics characters.

There are 20 stamps in the series and half of them are portraits of heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, along with more cultish heroes like Aquaman, The Flash, Hawkman, Plastic Man and Green Arrow.

The other stamps will be miniature recreations of classic DC comic book covers like Plastic Man No. 4, or Batman No. 4.

Sadly, the stamps only reproduce the front covers and won’t include any of the classic ads that appeared on the inside or back covers. My favorite was “The Insult That Made a Man out Of Mac,” the Charles Atlas ad about a man who spends months training so that he can beat up a bully on the beach.

Hey, maybe that should get its own stamp next year.

10:30-11:30 DC Comics Legacy: U.S. Postal Service First Day Stamp Issue -DC Comics president and publisher Paul Levitz and some of the greatest comic book artists of all time will participate in a ceremony dedicated to the official unveiling of the DC Comics Superheroes commemorative postage stamps, followed by a panel on the historical and cultural legacy of DC Comics superheroes. Room 5AB


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