MARTIAN MANHUNTER PROOF CARD
(2ND SERIES, FAN CLUB OFFER)
Toy packaging color correction, text proofing, and other reviewing technically
take place during the packaging production process's cromalin stage. Proof cards, however, sometimes contain signatures and review dates indicating some examples underwent a level of approval/review. Super Powers proof cards often exhibit a punch style deviating substantially in shape from their production counterparts. Some exhibit punch shapes akin to those found on production Star Wars blister cards, while others vary less drastically or mimic those found on production packaging. Proof cards are frequently used for carded samples where the bubble is hand applied to a proof card.
Kenner employed the "Fan Club Offer" advertisement on both 1st and 2nd series blister cards. 2nd Series Fan Club Offer banners, like the one found on this Martian Manhunter proof card front, denote a 1986 offer expiration, while banners on 1st series cards contain a 1985 offer expiration date.
The third photo, shown above, provides a close-up view depicting the complete artwork normally obscured by the figure and mini-comic on carded figures.
The final image shows blister card's "punch area", which is shaped differently than the punch found on production packaging.
Martian Manhunter has also been documented on the following proof card style:
- 3rd Series 33-Back (Offerless)
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