Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Countdown 2008: The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #58- Super Jrs. Holiday Special (DC Comics-1984)

It's the holiday season yet again, so it's time for the 2008 Christmas Countdown!!

To kick off this year's festivities, I figured we'd spotlight this little oddity which featured the Super Jrs.

Now, I've heard two stories about the origins of this project.

1.) The Super Jrs. were originally part of a larger merchandising pitch made to Kenner Toys which never took off (thankfully), much like a later attempt that was made with Wonder Woman. A great site devoted to the history of the Kenner Super Powers toyline called ToyOtter has the details about this, located here.

2.) This book was actually comprised of reprints of foreign material, and that at some point in the late 1970s in some other place on Earth outside the U.S., the Super Juniors were a big thing.

All I know is that seemingly by the grace of God Himself, this was the only appearence these ugly little things ever made.

Ironically, though...these days I've been scouring local retailers in hopes of finding one of these damn things, because I find Krypto so damn cute....

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Super Jrs. Holiday Special CBR file

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