Super Powers Birthday Card

Stored along with my Justice League International Postcards was this Super Powers birthday card, (c) 1987. It was produced by Portal. If I remember correctly, I found it on a spin rack in a Pier One Imports store, almost 20 years ago. The inside simply says "Have a Happy Birthday from All of Us!" On the back it reads "Even Superman cannot stand alone against the forces of evil. That is why he is part of the Super Powers team, a group of heroes formed to defend the people of earth from harm. Among his teammates are Batman, the Flash, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern."

 

Implied, I think, is "Hey, you can't expect us to know who all these people are, we're a freaking greeting card company for chrissakes. You should be impressed we came up with Green Lantern."

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't "Super Powers" in this context refer to a line of DC Superhero action figures from that period? Those were my college days, and the memories are blurry.

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  • thatboythatgirl 8y

    Wal-Mart sells a blue ringer t-shirt with this image. I love mine.
  • Robot zombie Elvis 8y

    "Super Powers" was the name of the last season of the Superfriends cartoon. By the way, what's with Zatanna's costume?
  • Jason Jerde 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Batcave (Batman collectibles), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Virb - my interests, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    I really like comic-related artwork. This reminds me of the stuff I grew up with.
  • Emmanuel Armas 6y

    wow i thougt i ´d never see this picture again thanks!
  • Matt 5y

    "Super Powers" was a line of action figures from Kenner in the mid 80s....each figure had a "power"...like WW's arms crossed (to deflect bullets) when you squeezed her legs together, the Flash "ran" when you squeezed his arms....

    The Superfriends cartoon towards the end replected the Toy line with the name change, and the addition of characters from the toy line (Firestorm, then later Cyborg)

    The above image is the classic "Sattelite Era" Justice League (ah, the good ol days...lol)

    Zatanna's costume was (I believe) designed by George Perez. Originally she wore a stage magician's costume, inspired by her father (Magician Zatara) Later, she changed to a costume reflecting her mother's look (ponytial, long blue unitard, cape) and then ended up with this look as a sort of homage to both, but her own identity...

    ...yes, I know too much about this stuff! LOL!
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