Tuesday, August 31, 2010
1991 Impel DC Comics Cosmic Cards "1992 Series" #130
Ah, the first ever DC Universe spanning trading card set, meant to ape the far more popular Marvel Comics set, right down to the hideously drab gray borders. I believe they were originally going to be metallic ink, but somebody went cheap, to the horror of all. The art of these was hit or miss, since the fan favorites who weren't at Marvel were already plotting the Image exodus. This number was done by Trevor Von Eeden, whose more angular/impressionistic work I remain a big fan of, and this more commercial style suited well enough. I want to say these were meant for release in the winter of 1991, but were delayed. Regardless, there's a '91 copyright, so to heck with the proclaimed "1992 Series."
Since it's been a while, you might also like to look at Martian Manhunter's
1991 Impel DC Comics Cosmic Cards #121