|Packaging that I don't remember|
From Topps chewing gum in the mid seventies. I must have been around six years old and I still have quite vivid memories of this particular collection of stickers. I remember the whole sheet was a sticker but you could peel off the marvel character seperately from it's familiar black background surround. This meant the sticker was the actual shape of the character. Very cool.
|Ghost Rider & The Thing|
I remember the taste of the chewing gum and that brings further memories but I really don't remember the packaging at all. I also don't remember any kind of album being available to put the stickers in. They just ended up on doors, books and fridges. They made a mess but it was a fun mess.
|Valkyrie & Sub-Mariner|
|Black Widow & Mr Fantastic|
I do remember the Fantastic Four puzzle cards that I was sometimes lucky to get in a sticker pack and the ridiculously huge amount of satisfaction I felt once I managed to collect all nine cards.
|Fantastic Four Puzzle Cards|
A bit of research tells me there were initially around 40 stickers in the first set, the ones I remember, and another 40 odd in a second set the following year. I don't remember the latter at all.
|Spider-Man & Medusa|
It seems like once I tried to collect all of the first set, and failed, i got bored of marvels stickers and, as usual for that age, quickly moved onto something else, Probably collecting stamps or key rings as I vaguely remember.
|Captain America & The Human Torch|
Anyway, for fellow nerds out there here is a list of all the initial stickers, which were also shown on the checklist cards, along with their questionable corny captions.
Comic Book Heroes Checklist
The Falcon - You Bet Your Bird!
The Thing-1 - It's Clobberin' Time!
Frankenstein's Monster - Maybe It's My Breath!
Shang-Li, Kung Fu - All Aspirin Is Not Alike!
Dr. Strange - Darn Those House Calls!
Dracula - 1 Sure Doesn't Taste Like Tomato Juice!
Human Torch - 1 Tan....Don't Burn!
Daredevil - Badness Makes Me Red!
Iron Man - Fight Rust!
Werewolf - Only My Hairdresser Knows For Sure!
Thor-1 - Support Your Local Thunder-God!
Sub-Mariner - Don't Pollute My Waters!
Hawkeye - Annie Oakley I Ain't!
Captain Marvel - Fly the friendly skies of United!
Captain Marvel [alternate title] - Which way to the John?
Ghost Rider - Peter Fonda Look Out!
The Living Mummy - Which Hand Has The M&M's?
Morbius, Living Vampire - Which Way To The Blood Bank?
Ka-Zar - Be Kind To Animals...Or Else!
Spider-Man-1 - Who'd You Expect? Little Miss Muffet?
Captain America-1 - I'm A Yankee Doodle Dandy!
Conan - Trick Or Treat!
Kull - These Pants Don't Fit!
Dr. Doom - I'm Dressed To Kill!
The Son of Satan - The Devil Made Me Do It!
SpiderMan-2 - You drive me up a wall!
SpiderMan-2 [alternate title] - Bug off!
Dracula-2 - Flying Drives Me Bats!
Human Torch-2 - When You're Hot, You're Hot!
Thor-2 - Who Said Blondes Have More Fun?
Hulk-1 - Who Stole My Right Guard?
The Thing-2 - I'm Going To Pieces!
Captain America-2 - Look, Ma, No Cavities
Dr. Octopus - I'm Just A Well Armed Crook!
The Valkyrie - Support Women's Lib!
Mr. Fantastic - I'm The Long Arm Of The Law!
Medusa - Darn That Cheap Hairspray!
Black Widow - I'm Natasha Fly Me To Miami!
Iron Fist - Kung Fooey
Man-Thing - I Dropped The Soap In The Shower!
Hulk-2 - Green Power!
Luke Cage - I Was A 98lb. Weakling!