Rogues Memorabilia

This is something I only recently learned about.  A 1976 DC stamp set made by Celebrity Stamps, which includes a handful of Rogues.  There were actually six sets (Flash, Supervillains, Batman, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, and Superman), and one big album for the stamps to go in.

These were simply collectibles, not actual stamps for mailing, but they’re very neat.  Some of the art is clearly taken directly from old comics and promotional art, and some might be original (or at least I don’t recognize it).  There was also a Marvel set.

I don’t own this (I’d like to), but it seems likely that anyone seeking to purchase it will have to spend a fair bit of money.

This casino-style slots game, titled The Flash: Velocity, can be played at various gambling sites online.  It’s not strictly memorabilia, but games fall under the umbrella of Rogue-related merchandise.

Here’s an incredibly rare item: a kite with Mirror Master and the Flash, made by Remco in 1971.  It’s sized 34” x 34”, and made of plastic if the ad is accurate — but I’ve never seen any pictures of it aside from these.

Be prepared to pay a lot of money for this if you ever seek to buy it.

From Junk Food, this officially licenced t-shirt was released in 2010.  Like a lot of superhero t-shirts these days, it’s purposely faded to give it a vintage look.  And it’s very difficult to find now, unfortunately.

The image is taken from the 1976 DC calendar.

Out in 2012, this officially licenced t-shirt features Francis Manapul art from Flash v.3 #1.

Out in 2012, this officially licenced t-shirt features Francis Manapul art from Flash v.3 #1.

The 1977 DC calendar doesn’t have a lot of Rogues content, but Abra Kadabra appears on the cover and there’s a bit of Grodd and the Rogues as part of the September pin-up.

DC used to publish annual calendars back in the 1970s, which featured new art from professional artists each month and fun things like trivia and puzzles.  

This particular calendar is from 1976, and is included here because a bunch of Rogues appeared as the April pin-up.

Incidentally, if you’ve ever seen the list of DC characters’ birthdays, it comes from this calendar.

And this too is apparently real.  A Rainbow Raider-themed cap.  If these weren’t so expensive I would have bought one a couple of years ago for the sheer hilarity.  From 2009, also in the 59Fifty line by New Era.

For the longest time I wasn’t certain if this (and the hat I’m going to post next) was real, but apparently it is.  It’s a 59Fifty Captain Cold-themed Flash cap, from either 2008 or 2009.  Made by New Era.
Good luck finding one of these; I can’t even find it on Google anymore.  I saved this image a couple of years ago.

For the longest time I wasn’t certain if this (and the hat I’m going to post next) was real, but apparently it is.  It’s a 59Fifty Captain Cold-themed Flash cap, from either 2008 or 2009.  Made by New Era.

Good luck finding one of these; I can’t even find it on Google anymore.  I saved this image a couple of years ago.

I’ve only seen this on Ebay, so I have no idea how widespread this is or ever was.  But as you can guess from the Spanish “Capitan Frio”, it’s from Latin America.  Pepsi bottles in Argentina, to be exact.  From 1978.

I’ve only seen this on Ebay, so I have no idea how widespread this is or ever was.  But as you can guess from the Spanish “Capitan Frio”, it’s from Latin America.  Pepsi bottles in Argentina, to be exact.  From 1978.