SUPERMAN SKYCAPS or YES, THEY REALLY MADE THESE THINGS AND SOLD THEM TO THE PUBLIC PART 2

Last time I posted the more heroic side of the Superman related SkyCaps from the 1993 DC Comics set.  This time out I bring on the bad guys.

This is a weird one for me because I believe this is art from Adventures of Superman #497 which was then used again with the “stamps” that were included in the bagged edition of Superman #75, which you can see by clicking on this link.  No matter the origin it is a cool shot of Doomsday.

Another piece of art taken from the 1991 DC Cosmic Cards set.  This isn’t the best shot of Mxy that I have ever seen but it is serviceable.

This awkward looking Lex, like Mxy, is from the 1991 DC Cosmic Cards set.

Not trying to insult the artist or anything but Lex looks constipated here.

I have no idea where this particular shot of Brainiac comes from.  Once again I am stumped…stumped I tell you.  It’s a decent image of the character but not one that I recognize.

Ok, this one almost got me.  I racked my brain trying to remember if I had even seen this image before.  Eventually I realized I had…in black and white.

So there you go.

Congratulations, SkyCaps.  You have completely and utterly stumped me on this one.  I should know the source material for this one but I don’t.  I give up.

So I am going to lump these last five images all in a row as they are part of the six “Foil Stamped Bonus SkyCaps” that were part of the set.  Again, it was the nineties and just about every trading card series had bonus cards in addition to the base set.  A lot of these involved foil.  It was weird.

I apologize for the quality of these images.  My printer is far from lousy but sometimes certain images, especially holographic or foil laden ones, come out a bit odd.  Consider this your warming and my mea culpa.

And there you have it, faithful followers of the Fortress.  SkyCaps…Superman style.  All kidding aside these are kind of cool.  Silly as all get out but cool nonetheless and serve as artifacts (reminders some might say) of a bygone era that will (probably) (hopefully) never come about again.

More to follow…

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One Response to SUPERMAN SKYCAPS or YES, THEY REALLY MADE THESE THINGS AND SOLD THEM TO THE PUBLIC PART 2

  1. Alejandro MG says:

    The parasite and Doomsday are indeed a work by Tom Grummett, Brainiac looks a lot like Kerry Gammill style, while Metallo seems to be from a advertising piece pencilled by Jon Bogdanove. Both Mr. Mxyzptlk and Lex Luthor seems to be pencilled by Keith Giffen

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