Superhero Stamps from the Royal Mail

To celebrate DC’s collection of superheroes and villains, the British Royal Mail is bringing out a collection of 18 first-class special stamps. Based on two of DC’s iconic comic characters, the main set of 12 celebrates Batman – the superhero, his sidekicks, and the villains. The second set shows off Justice League, featuring Batman (again), Wonder Woman, and Superman among others.

The Batman set is in two halves, with the first part introducing the superhero himself along with his allies, Batwoman, Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Alfred. The second half includes his foes, The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and The Riddler. All these characters will be familiar to fans of Bruce Wayne and Gotham City.

Stamp images courtesy of Royal Mail

Fans of Justice League won’t be disappointed either with a miniature sheet showing their favourite superheroes – Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, Supergirl and finally, Shazam!

Stamp images courtesy of Royal Mail

All 18 stamps have been specially commissioned for Royal Mail and illustrated by British comic book artist, Jim Cheung and colourist Laura Martin. “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!” said Matt Parkes, Director Stamps and Collectibles at Royal Mail.

The superhero stamps will be available on 17 September with pre-orders open now. The Royal Mail offers a wide range of collectibles based around the stamp sets, but personally, I think I’ll be picking up some Batman and allies sheets for general use. I’m Batman!