Issue Date: 14th March
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.
A miniature sheet like no other – this set of five bonus Marvel stamps form part of a ten-panel comic book strip in which the Mad Titan, Thanos, launches a deadly attack on the world.
This original, never-seen-before story with a unique British twist (look out for Trafalgar Square and the Gherkin!) has been specially written and designed by Marvel.
This issue is available in the following postmarks:
Stamps & Postmarks: Webbington, Axbridge | Heroes & Defenders, Eastleigh | Pow St, Workington