Decorative and Functional

For decades the Franklin Mint has been commemorating major milestones in history with commemorative plates, but one area they’ve consistently overlooked is comic book history. The few plates we have been given have been standard Alex Ross fare: posed shots of the Justice League and the like. For this week’s LIST we would like to rectify that and present Franklin Mint Plates That Should Exist.

  • Dr. Light Meets Sue Dibny

  • Gwen Stacy: SNAP!

  • Fastball Special

  • The Best of EC:

    • Ghouls Baseball Game

    • Needle to the Eye

    • Severed Head

  • Fin Fang Foom: Purple Underpants

  • Galactus Hungers!

  • Spider-Man No More!

  • Red Kryptonite Transformations

  • The Great Clayface/Joker Feud

  • The loves of Archie Andrews

  • Gotham City’s Most Disfiguring Accidents

  • The Secret Lair Collection

    • Fortress of Solitude

    • The Batcave

    • X-Mansion

    • JLoA Satellite

    • JLoA Cave

    • Asteroid M

Aunt May — Secrets!!!

I can tie a knot in a cherry stem with my tongue. And 85 years of circus performing has left me QUITE limber.


Other super-villains I almost married: Norman Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson, Mac Gargan, Eddie Brock, and The Kangaroo.


I made one ill-fated attempt at villainy in the 1970's, but getting defeated by Hostess fruit pies got my head straight.


Yes, my becoming the heard of Galactus is canon. Golden Oldie will ride again!


After Peter moved out I found some of his old textbooks, and they had CENTERFOLDS of the periodic table in them! Shocking!