The U.S. Postal Service announced their 2006 U.S. Stamp program yesterday (Thu 08-04-05). According to the Virtual Stamp Club, one of the issues will be:
“A pane of twenty different DC Comic Book Super Heroes, featuring: Superman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Plastic Man, Aquaman, Hawkman and Supergirl”
Superman has appeared on a U.S. stamp once before; as part of the Postal Service’s “Celebrate the Century” series, as one of 15 stamps illustrating events from the 1930s. The Superman stamp was issued in 1998.
In 1995, Canada issued a Superman stamp as part of a set of five saluting Canadian Comic Book Heroes. Canada Post justified the inclusion of Superman by explaining that artist Joe Shuster was born in Toronto. (The other stamps featured Nelvana, Johnny Canuck, Captain Canuck, and Fleur de Lys – sorry, no Cerebus.)
A followup post on the Virtual Stamp Club’s message board revealed the following:
“The Comic Book Super Heroes set will be followed with an issue in 2007 featuring Marvel comics.”