I don’t know what it is about me but my favorite kind of collecting is crazy artwork like Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Ugly Stickers, Slob Stickers and besides cards, I collect bobbin’ head dolls and my favorites are the ugly trolls from West Germany.
So, I’m always happy when there’s a new set like Stupid Heroes by Wax Eye. There are 24 packs in a box, with eight cards per pack. A complete set has 55 “a” cards and 55 “b” cards. As opposed to Garbage Pail Kids, the same artwork and title appears on both the “a” and “b” versions. The box I sorted was missing two cards: 44a and 30b. The box says “look for X-Ray Vision and 1 of a kind Sketch Cards” but there were none in our box. Two to three chase card premiums are offered per eight hobby box display.
Examples of the Stupid Heroes are Bitman (I bet we know another hero with a similar name), Irony Man, Bionic Booger, The Green Latrine, Stuporman and the Schnoz. There’s all kinds of information about the heroes on the backs of the “a” cards and puzzles and checklists on the backs of the “b” cards. The art is great because they’re painted by Neil Camera, Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko and Jeff Zapata who are well-known as Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kid artists.
Whether or not you like Super Heroes, you’ll love Stupid Heroes!