BOOTLEG: Superman figure – Mexico (C. 2008)

Here’s another bootleg Superman figure, this time from Mexico. This figure was molded in blue plastic and painted in certain areas. It has four points of articulation and has a red vinyl cape.

Unlike some other bootlegs, this was clearly designed to be a Superman figure with its large ’S’ wave hair to its sculpted ’S’ symbol area on the chest (which was covered with a sticker) and the belt. The same can’t be said for the legs which have…

Mad Super Spectacular Superman: Man of Steel #1 (2013)

Fans of Mad magazine’s parodies of Superman movies over the years were disappointed when their Man of Steel parody was met with only a text mention on the cover. This was apparently their answer to that cry.

This is a copy of Mad Super Spectacular – Superman: Man of Steel number one which features a caricature of Henry Cavill as Superman with Alfred E. Newman hitching a ride on his leg. The majority of the content of this issue are…

DC Comics Super Heroes Good Health Activity Book (1989)

In 1989, Du Pont Pharmaceuticals, the National Association of Retail Druggists, and DC Comics teamed up to produced this DC Comics Super Heroes Good Health Activity Book. This free publication, which is the size of a comic book, features all black-and-white colorable interior pages that contain a maze featuring Robin to help “Chuck” get to the doctor’s office, a backwards printed message that Batman helps you solve…

Hasbro Superman The Man of Steel figure (2001)

Produced by Hasbro in 2001, this is a re-issue of the 1996 Superman: The Animated Series figure which was used as a marketing tie-in to the re-runs on Cartoon Network. As it was in its original release, the figure has six points of articulation and has a rubber cape. Its packaging was simplified down to a smaller card but still retained the Superman: The Animated Series style logo on the face of the bubble.