Hallmark Party Express Superman Plates (2006)

Here’s yet another Hallmark Party Express item. From 2006, this is a set of eight paper party plates with a large image of Superman flying that measure 6 3/4 inches in diameter. The sticker on the bottom of the wrapper mentions “Superman Returns” which probably means that this series of Superman party items were intended to be released concurrently with the Superman Returns movie merchandise.

Superman “Happy Birthday 50 Years” lenticular plastic tokens (1988)

Here is a set of two plastic tokens that celebrate Superman’s fiftieth anniversary. The tokens are made of molded plastic, one red and one blue, with a lenticular image in the center that shifts from Clark Kent to Superman. The artwork was done by the great José Luis García-López. The molded words around the image reads HAPPY BIRTHDAY 50 YEARS. The reverse side of the token features a molded image of Superman flying with clouds which is also taken from the art of…

Cracked magazine Super #11 (1996)

On the cover of this issue of Cracked magazine Super #11, published in the summer of 1996, you’ll find DC Comics characters facing off against Marvel Comics characters in quite an unusual way. The cover was illustrated by Rurik Tyler who has done a lot of work for Marvel over the years. This magazine is full of reprinted superhero (and non-superhero) parodies from Cracked magazine’s archive as well as a new story (at the time) called “The Marvel versus DC Battles” which parodies the then storylines where DC and Marvel characters fought each other which then lead to…

Wizard magazine October 1999 (1999)

Here is another unopened Wizard magazine. This copy is cover dated October 1999 and features the bold artwork of Ed McGuinness on the cover. An article in the magazine briefly covers the plans DC Comics had for the upcoming Y2K storyline. (Wow, that seems so long ago now.) There is also coverage about…

Superman On Sale Here promotional poster (1989)

This is a Superman On Sale Here poster that was sent to comicbook shops in 1989 to promote the upcoming Superman titles. The poster shows off the enormous artistic talent of the great Jerry Ordway. For those of you who know your Superman history, this poster design is an homage to the cover of Superman number 1 drawn by the legendary Joe Shuster for its landmark 1939 debut which was celebrating its fiftieth anniversary at the time.