Friday, April 2, 2010
Found in my parents basement...
This is the 1983 Marvel Super Heroes Fantasy Jigsaw Puzzle produced by Whitman. As you may notice there's some French text on the box cover and they spell "favourite" the right way, so it's a Canadian release. I'm not certain if there was an American release.
I've had this for a very long time, and despite growing up a DC junkie, this was always my favourite puzzle (I'm not certain if there ever was a DC version... we also have a Looney Tunes puzzle of the same type). I never knew who a lot of the characters on the box were when I was a lad, and looking at it now, there are still quite a few I don't recognize.
Here's a scan of the boxtop image (click for a massive screen-filling version to get a closer gander at the details):
I have no idea who drew this, but I think it's a pretty fantastic piece. Any comic aficionados that might have a guess, I'd be interested in hearing.
The back of the box has one of those great outline character keys (my tabloid sized Superman vs Muhammad Ali cover -previously referenced here- also had one, so I have a lot of fond memories of those kinds of things):
(again, click for a much larger version)
You will notice, Second Printers, that I didn't include the character key itself. I thought it might be fun to give you folks some time to test your Marvel character identification skills, and use the comments section as a place to ask each other for help. In two weeks (April 15th) I'll post the full Key.
P.S. Didja know Super Heroes(R) is a registered trademark jointly owned by the Marvel Comics Group and DC Comics Inc. used with permission.