DC Comics Dress Up Napkins
This set of 24 serviettes (or napkins, if you prefer), includes 4 different designs (6 of each design) – representing iconic DC Comics superheroes (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin). An interesting and simple dress-up alternative to the party hat, these amusing and eye-catching 2 ply paper napkins are printed with the breast plate of one of the superheroes – once securely tucked in (to a shirt or top) you can magically transform into your alter ego. A really fun gift for get-togethers and parties. (Link opens in a new window):
Batman, the crime-fighting superhero defending Gotham City, has been reinvented several times since the very first Batman story appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939 and remained popular throughout various slumps in comic book sales. During one of these slumps in the mid 60s, DC was planning to kill Batman off but, instead, a new editor (Julius Schwartz) brought in a ‘New Look’ in May 1964, making the character more contemporary, and returning the stories to their ‘detective’ origins (removing the science fiction elements prevalent in the 50s). Artist Carmine Infantino helped overhaul the series – redesigning both the Batmobile and his costume – adding the now famous yellow ellipse behind the bat-symbol. Batman’s butler Alfred was initially killed off alongside some other characters, but was quickly restored and ‘Aunt Harriet’ joined Bruce Wayne (Batman’s alter ego) and Dick Grayson in their mansion. Batman is also known as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective.
Superman was the first superhero to get their own self-titled comic book, but that isn’t where he began. Created for a short story by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster in 1933, the character was sold to DC Comics in 1938 and featured among several other stories in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. The strip was so successful, that his own title premiered just a year later in Summer 1939. He has since appeared in radio serials, newspaper strips, television programs, films, and video games and is widely considered to be an American cultural icon. Originally growing up in Kansas with his adoptive parents (after being sent to earth moments before his home planet’s destruction), Superman resolves to use his superhuman abilities to benefit humanity in Metropolis – he wears a blue costume (emblazoned with a yellow “S”) and a red cape. As his alter-ego, the mild mannered Clark Kent, who is a journalist for the Daily Planet newspaper, he can move about the city unhindered.
Wonder Woman, warrior princess of the Amazons (based on Greek mythology), and 5,000 year old demigoddess, is DC Comics superhero. Princess Diana of Themyscira in her homeland, she has the secret identity of Diana Prince in “man’s world”. First appearing in All Star Comics in 1941, she was created by the psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and his wife Elizabeth, and was originally drawn by H. G. Peter. The Wonder Woman title has been published almost continuously (resting only briefly in 1986). The character is regarded as a feminist (and LGBT) icon, as she has been depicted consistently as a diplomatic figure with core beliefs in justice, love, peace, and equality. Skilled in strategy, hunting and fighting, she also has weapons – notably the Lasso of Truth and indestructible bracelets (and tiara).