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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Post Super Heroes Mini Comics And Game Cards

In 1980, Post cereal offered mini comics featuring DC Super Heroes in their cereal boxes. The only cereal that I remember getting them in is Super Sugar Crisp. I would have been fifteen at the time when this came out in the stores.
Super Sugar Crisp cereal box promoting Post Super Heroes mini comics
There were four mini comics in the set with each having sixteen pages. I managed to get a complete set plus an extra one featuring the Super Heroes. Each measure 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" (however, there were some that not cut exactly to size). The mini comics include Super Heroes (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Robin) in "The Secret of the Sinister Lighthouse!", Batman in "The Joker's Last Laugh!", Superman in "Terra-Man's Skyway Robbery!" and Wonder Woman in "The Angle Menace!" There really should have been a fifth mini comic featuring Aquaman since he is featuring in "The Secret of the Sinister Lighthouse!" Robin is not only in the Super Heroes adventure but also in the Batman one.
Post Super Heroes mini comics featuring Super Friends, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Robin
Each of the mini comics came with a instant winner game card. The game cards measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/4". There are six stars that you must scratch off and match with the top star. The prizes included a trip to Hollywood, bicycle, kite, comic book and flying disc. The prize box is located in the lower right hand corner and none of mine were winners. What I like about these game cards is that not only does the big guns appear but also some Golden Age super heroes like Dr. Mid-Nite, Flash and Green Lantern. Batgirl and Captain Marvel also appear. I did find it odd that the Riddler is one of my game cards. I do not five game cards because I remember getting two featuring Robin at the top (I either used it for something else or tossed it).
fronts of three Post Super Heroes instant winner game cards
backs of three Post Super Heroes instant winner game cards

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