Rittenhouse Archives and www.scifihobby.com are pleased to announce the signing of a new licensing agreement with Warner Bros.
Consumer Products on behalf of DC Comics to produce multiple comic book-based trading card sets over the next several years.
The agreement focuses specifically on the DC Universe of characters, led by Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, throughout their
entire comic book history which dates back to the 1930s. The first product is expected to be released in July 2007.
"We are ecstatic to be working with DC Comics to develop a wide range of trading card products that pay homage to so many historically
significant characters," said Rittenhouse President Steve Charendoff. "It's truly an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity to
create new cards for the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and so many others. These characters are engrained
in the fabric of our culture and our history."
A key feature of Rittenhouse's DC Comics trading card sets will be the creation of original, one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn sketch cards and original,
one-of-a-kind, hand-painted cards that will be randomly inserted throughout each of the upcoming products.
"Original comic book art has always been among the most highly sought-after and valuable items in the collectables market," remarked Charendoff.
"Who wouldn't want to own a piece of original Superman sketch art, for example? We are taking it to a new level by offering just that - original art -
in trading card format. The results are going to be simply remarkable, the kind of trading cards that have ultimate, long-term collectable value."