Date of Issue
October 2, 1995
Comic Book Superheroes
Series Time Span
Perforation or Dimension
13 x 12.5
Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.
Designed by Louis Fishauf.
What do Superman, Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Johnny Canuck, Captain Canuck and Fleur de Lys have in common? For one thing, they're all super heroes sprung from the wondrous pages of comic book; and for another, they're all the marvelous creations of Canadian talent. On October 2, these five super heroes will find new adventure in a booklet of 10 stamps from Canada Post Corporation, to be issued in conjunction with Stamp Month 1995. Without Superman, it's doubtful that comic books would ever have achieved their enormous popularity. Superman is the creation of Toronto-born Joe Shuster and Cleveland's Jerry Siegel. As classmates in Cleveland, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created several Superman newspaper strips. However, nobody seemed interested at first. Superman was launched in Action Comics in June 1938; by the third issue, Action Comics pulled ahead of its competitors, and in July 1939 the "Man of Steel" was given his own title, Superman. Shuster died in 1992, but the super hero he created is famous around the world. From Krypton to the Arctic, to Second World War battlefields and the Montreal Forum, Canada's super heroes have fought our country's enemies and never failed. And in delighting readers for some 50 years, they have given the world uniquely Canadian heroes.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 4, No. 5, 1995, p. 5, 8.
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