The Royal Mail have unveiled a new stamp collection dedicated to honouring some classic Marvel heroes today.
The 15-stamp collection, created by Alan Davis, features some of Marvel’s most iconic heroes including Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and more.
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As well as the character stamps, a 10-panel comic strip in stamp form is also being released. The story is called Avengers UK and shows Captain Britain facing his arch rival Thanos. You can see some of the stamps here:
Davis, who has worked with Marvel since 1985, said: “I really can’t take all the credit for producing these stamps. The speed of production required in US comics makes it necessary to separate the creative disciplines into four individual jobs. Writer, penciller, inker and colourist. My primary focus is writing and pencilling.
“My long-time collaborator Mark Farmer supplied the blackline inks for the stamps and Laura Martin added the colour.”
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Philip Parker from the Royal Mail added: “Generations have grown up, spellbound by the adventures and the personalities of these Super Heroes. Our epic new stamps celebrate each in characteristic pose, emerging from the stamp frame.”
You can pre-order the stamps here; they will go on general sale in Post Offices from March 14.
Yesterday, it was announced Marvel shows Jessica Jones and The Punisher had been axed by Netflix. The streaming platform’s only remaining Marvel shows have been cancelled ahead of the launch of Marvel’s parent company Disney’s new Disney+ streaming service. Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage have also been cancelled over the past few months.
Netflix told Deadline: “We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”