Sunday, May 30, 2010

1992 Impel DC Cosmic Comics Series I

This pack was actually opened when I got it. My guess is that if it had contained a holographic card, that card is long gone by an unscrupulous pack searcher.  Yeah, I said it.  Each pack has 12 cards with a chance for a randomly inserted hologram.

The cards are flat, meaning no shine at all. The grey borders are drab.  The images on the cards are colorful, but seem to lack something.  Then again, I was not a comic book collector as a kid, so maybe these look mah-vel-lous for all I know.  Each card features a scene with a main character, the DC Comics logo, a caption in the upper corner and the character's name in the lower corner.

The backs feature information about the depicted character or scene.  Lobo looks scary until you see the dog. Frankly, the dog looks like something out of a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

Why do the bad guys always look so much cooler than the good guys?  Mr. Bones would beat Orion down in a flash.

And how about the names?  "Blue Beetle!?"  Heck, even *I* would take on that guy - just bring ye olde canister of RAID.
I'm thinking there is more going on in the "Maxima" card than they're letting on.  I'm just saying, that's not looking like a kid-friendly card there.
Some of the cards feature comics covers.  Evidently, the one shown above was worth $12000 in 1992, book value.  We all know what that means.

I got gyped. Where is my Wonder Woman card? Oh well.

8 comments:

TJ said...

Lobo is the baddest card in that pack. It looks like Simon Bisley was the artist on that card. Makes it even badder.

Fuji said...

I remember busting packs of this stuff in search for the holograms. Unfortunately... the only one I have left is DCH7 Lobo. Maybe this should be my next project. I wonder how much boxes of this stuff are going for.

oulawyer said...

Hi! We are clueless about cards but we received many from my dad. We have a few hologram cards from this series. What should we do with them?

oulawyer said...

Hi! We are clueless about cards but we received many from my dad. We have a few hologram cards from this series. What should we do with them?

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Anonymous said...

I have the Arisa card and the comic cover card beside her, where can I sell these?

Wabbit said...

I have the entire set in excellent condition. How much are they worth today?

Neil said...

Why didn't Dc include any batman or batman villains in this set?