Rare 1987 Original History of the DC Universe Mail-In Art Poster









Released in 1988, this poster was only available through a special mail-in offer to purchasers of The History of the DC Universe hardcover.  The book included a special postcard that could be returned to DC in exchange for the poster (facsimiles of the postcard were not accepted).  The poster features DC’s most popular characters, each drawn by a single artist, and usually by an artist closely associated with the character. Joe Kubert himself drew the layout/roughs for the piece and then individual artists each took a specific character and completed the piece. The artists who contributed are Jim Mooney, Jim Aparo, Steve Bissette/John Totleben, Denys Cowan, P Craig Russell, Mart Nodell, Joe Staton, Dave Stevens, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, Keith Giffen, Brett Blevins,/Al Williamson, Michael Kaluta, Gene Colan, Steve Lightle, Brian Bolland, Michael T Gilbert, Jim Starlin, Joe Kubert, Art Adams, Walt Simonson, Paul Norris, Mike Grell, Mary Wilshire, Andy Kubert, Gil Kane, Kurt Schaffenberger, Bob Kane, Curt Swan, George Pérez, Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, Carmine Infantino, Jim Steranko, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson, Dave Gibbons, Gilbert Hernandez, Dan Spiegle, Frank Thorne, Ramona Fradon, Matt Wagner, Ernie Colon, Irwin Hasen, Joe Orlando, Pat Broderick, Jamie Hernandez, Steve Rude, Frank McLaughlin, and Dick Giordano. The autographs at the bottom of the print are all pre-printed.  It is not hand-signed.

The poster measures approximately 30 inches wide by 15 inches high and is in excellent condition (some minor wear to the edge and a very small corner tear bottom left corner but framing would hide all of the condition issues).  A stock photo is used as the gallery icon image and I’ve included three close-up scans of the actual item for greater detail.  Extremely difficult to find!  

Price: $299.99