We celebrate the Marvel Universe of superheroes with a stamp issue featuring some of its best-loved characters. Generations have grown up with these timeless superheroes in comic books and more recently in hugely successful movies, and we celebrate this beloved pop-culture theme with original artwork by renowned British illustrator Alan Davis, long-time artist for Marvel.
Marvel Comics marks its 80th birthday in 2019. Many of the classic superheroes we celebrate were created in the 1960s, and in the 1970s a UK Marvel imprint was created for British fans. ‘Captain Britain Weekly’ was launched in 1976, featuring the adventures of the first Marvel UK superhero, closely followed by another British character, Union Jack. Both these take their place in the ranks of superheroes in the stamps.
This brand new set of Royal Mail Stamps are officially licensed and approved by Marvel and feature a stunning set of 10 First Class stamps celebrating some of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel Universe, including Spider-man, Iron Man and Captain Marvel in the form of never-seen-before illustrations by renowned Marvel comic artist Alan Davis, including an original and exclusive comic book story contained in the miniature sheet, which is sure to be a must have for all Marvel comic strip fans and collectors alike.