Comic Hero Kites

Comic Hero Kites

This is a new one to me, these Comic Hero kites from Remco were made in 1971, which was an odd year to be making Superhero merchandise seeing it was pretty close to the late 60s explosion. There are some pretty interesting things to notice about this line, first is the absence of Aquaman ( although I’m not sure if he had a monthly by this point) and the other is there is not one but two Flash kites, even one where he’s punching Mirror Master.

I mean that’s some pretty obscure character choices there, even for 1971 when kids actually read comics. The other big tell this is from the early 1970s is the appearance of Wonder Woman in her weird-0 powerless Emma Peel days.

I wonder how many kids would have even realized this was supposed to be Wonder Woman?

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  • C. Elam on July 26, 2010

    I don't think I've ever even SEEN any other licensed merchandise with that version of Wonder Woman!

  • rob! on July 26, 2010


  • Plaidstallions on July 26, 2010

    At least it's not Shazam Rob.

  • Scott on July 26, 2010

    That was my first thought, C. Elam. As a long-time collector of Wonder Woman memorabilia, this is the very first item I have ever seen using the non-powered "mod" Diana Prince version. This quite possibly could have been the only product that ever used this version. Very cool to see!!

  • John III on July 26, 2010

    And the version of Superman is odd. Running through the sky instead of flying?

  • John III on July 26, 2010

    And furthermore… Flash is the one flying? What the?

  • Alphacentaurian on July 27, 2010

    Considering there was a Power Walker vehicle in Kenner's Super Powers line of DC toys, making no sense seems to be a standard. You know, like Hulk helicopters.

  • John III on July 27, 2010

    You said it Alpha! Like Superman and Planet of the Apes parachutes. Or Spider-man laser blasters.

  • Currynab on September 27, 2010

    Did anybody else notice that the display pack comes with 72 kites and only 36 reels of string? Did a lot of prospective purchasers have their own string? Were these kites so shoddy that one reel of line was expected to outlive several kites? Could they only fit that many reels in the space left in the box? Enquiring minds want to know…

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