Comic Book Super Heroes Get Postal Service Stamp of Approval

Tuesday July 18, 4:07 pm ET
    What:  Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are among 10 Super Heroes
created by DC Comics who will be immortalized on postage as part
of the "DC Super Heroes" commemorative postage stamps.

Who: Jim Lee, Batman co-creator and artist
Paul Levitz, DC Comics Publisher and President
William Campbell, U.S. Postal Service Judicial Officer
David Failor, U.S. Postal Service Executive Director, Stamp

Special Guests scheduled to attend include:
Bestselling contemporary comic book artists Jim Lee and Scott
Williams, who worked together on Batman;
Legendary Green Lantern/Green Arrow artist Neal Adams;
Historic Flash artists Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Joe
Award-winning Wonder Woman artist George Perez;
Classic Green Arrow artist Mike Royer; and,
Classic Superman artist Sheldon Moldoff.

When: 10:30 a.m. PT (media should arrive at 9 a.m., see note)
Thurs., July 20, 2006

Where: Comic-Con International 2006, the world's largest comic book and
pop culture show
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5AB
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Background: This is the U.S. Postal Service's first stamp pane honoring comic book super heroes. Half of the pane of 20 stamps are portraits of: Aquaman, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Plastic Man, Supergirl, Superman and Wonder Woman. The other 10 stamps depict covers of individual comic books devoted to each super hero. DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz and some of the greatest comic book artists of all time will participate in the ceremony, followed by a panel discussion on the historical and cultural legacy of DC Comics Super Heroes. The stamps will be available in San Diego beginning July 20 and nationwide the next day. For detailed information on the stamps, visit: and scroll down.

Media Note: Media should arrive at 9 a.m. to obtain press credentials at the Press Desk, located in Lobby "D" of the San Diego Convention Center. For driving directions to the San Diego Convention Center, visit: Take the escalators from the Harbor Drive entrance to Room 5AB on the second floor. To obtain a floor plan map, visit:

Contacts: Mark Saunders, 202-268-6524, cell 202-320-0782,
Mike Cannone, 858-674-0107, cell 619-890-9890,

DC Comics: David Hyde, 212-636-5450,

Comic-Con: David Glanzer, 619-414-1020 or