Encapsulated greatness…

Look at this beauty.
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The early ’90s were the golden age of cards and comics. In both hobbies overproduction was in full tilt. The Death of Superman series of books brought mainstream attention to comics and just about every other issues was embossed, die cut, prismatic, or if you were lucky all three.

Wizard (the Beckett of comics) often had little card freebies with their magazines and this one was the best. An honest to goodness limited edition! Secured with a genuine seal of authenticity so you know no one messed with it.

The drawing is OK, I can’t place the artist, it’s definitely not Dan Jurgens. It looks a little like the guy that drew Man of Steal back then. Side note the guy that drew Man of Steal around 1992-93 must have been a Spin Doctors fan. I remember Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen wearing Spin Doctors t-shirts in more than one issue.

The card is pretty cool in a retro way. I can’t figure out if Supes is using his x-ray vision to find a captured Lois or if this is some weird S&M game of theirs.

-K-

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2 responses to “Encapsulated greatness…

  1. “I can’t figure out if Supes is sing his x-ray vision to find a captured Lois or if this is some weird S&M game of theirs.” Good one!

  2. I loved the Wizard freebies that came with the magazine. They were huge when they started, but the novelty quickly wore off. Some of the best cards were produced once the interest had died down. Now Wizard is only doing a crappy online version of their magazine and producing terrible “ComicCons.” I put it in quotes because their conventions are more about celebrity autographs (from TV and movies) than anything else.

    I’ve got all of the cards from the magazine as well as the gold Savage Dragon similar to the card above. They had one with a big price on it at my local card shop for the longest time, but I ended up grabbing one cheaply on eBay. The gold cards weren’t freebies though, they were given to comic book shops for ordering a certain number of issues similar to how incentive covers are doled out these days. The regular version of this card has a silver border and doesn’t come in a pastic case.

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