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Collecting the Legion 002: Welcome to the Wonderful Wacky World of Wegion...., er, Legion Collectibles!

In 1966, Topps issued a line of "Comic Book Foldees" cards. These were tri-folds, on one side with a Super-Hero in the middle panel with "ads" on the end panels (on one side was the card number, on the other was directions on how to make it work), and on the other side of the card were two characters unrelated to the Super-Hero and an "ad" in the middle panel. The two end panels were split in half, so you could fold over the head of one character onto the body of another character, and the character's name was split top and bottom as well. Card 16 in this series inexplicably featured Saturn Girl / The Legionnaire (or so the card said) in some funky outfit that kinda sorta maybe partially resembled her costume. On the back were Pork Chops / The Pig and Ulysses S. Grant / The General. Depending how you folded the end panels, you could have hours of fun creating "Saturn Girl / The Pig" or "Ulysses S. Grant / The Legionnaire" (with boobs). These can be found every once in a while on eBay for $5-$10 each.



Back when the "Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes" miniseries first came out in mid October 1980, the Direct Market was just starting out (and in fact there wouldn't be any "direct sales only" books for another year or two) and I guess they weren't sure how to promote it. So naturally they printed up bumper stickers. I remember a stack of these at my local Heroes World store in Woodbridge Center, NJ, but sadly I only took one. (Shortly thereafter they had a red one for Arak #1 and a bright yellow one for All-Star Squadron #1.) There's nothing new on the sticker except some text, but this is one of the hardest Legion-related pieces to find. In the 20 years since this came out, I have seen only one other sticker.


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