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DC Stamps

August 18, 2006: Atomic Comics Holds Special DC Stamp Event

Philatelists (also known as stamp collectors) and comic book fans are invited to join together in a league of crusaders for truth, justice and really cool postage stamps from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, when the Phoenix Post Office and Atomic Comics team up to celebrate the release of the U.S. Postal Service's new Super Heroes stamps.

Phoenix Postmaster Alvaro A. Alvarez and Atomic Comics owner Mike Malve will unveil the stamps at 10 a.m. and also offer a special collectible postmark to those who purchase the new stamps during the special Saturday event at Atomic Comics' Paradise Valley store, 4537 East Cactus Rd. in Phoenix (south of Paradise Valley Mall).

Local comic book artists Tony Parker and Patrick Scherberger will offer postcard sketches for customers who buy the stamps, and customers will also be eligible to enter a drawing for Super Heroes stamp art prizes. In addition, customers who dress up as their favorite super heroes will be entered into a separate drawing for one of two poster-sized enlargements of the stamps.

The new stamps are the first ever to salute comic book super heroes, and feature titans from the DC Comics pantheon including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Postmaster Alvarez said he recalls reading Green Lantern comics as a boy and is thrilled to provide a unique opportunity for local comic enthusiasts to get a limited-edition collectible with help from Atomic Comics, known as Arizona's leading comic book retailer with four stores in the Phoenix area.

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