Eighteen stamps will pay tribute to Batman, his allies and foes through the ages, including Robin, The Joker and jewel thief Catwoman. The main set of 12 stamps will also include Batwoman, Harley Quinn and The Riddler.
Batman and his public identity Bruce Wayne have brought joy to millions who have followed him as he fights against evil and strikes fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere.
Royal Mail said: “DC have thrilled generations of readers and given birth to some of the best-known Superheroes and Supervillains in the world”.
A further six stamps, presented in a Miniature Sheet, celebrate the Justice League – the world’s greatest superheroes joining forces to protect the planet, featuring Batman; Green Lantern and The Flash; Wonder Woman; Superman; Cyborg and Aquaman; Supergirl, and Shazam.
Matt Parkes, director of stamps and collectables at Royal Mail, said: “Generations have grown up, spellbound by the adventures and the personalities of these Superheroes and Supervillains.
“These illustrations detail each character with such vivid imagery that they look ready to leap out of the stamp!”
All the stamps have been illustrated exclusively for the stamp issue by British comic book artist Jim Cheung and award-winning colourist Laura Martin.
The full set of 18 stamps, available in a Presentation Pack, costs £16.20.
The stamps and a range of collectable products are available to pre-order from today and go on general sale from September 17, 2021.