Wal-Mart Man of Steel Premiere Night ticket stubs (2013)

In preparation for the opening of the 2013 motion picture Man of Steel, Wal-Mart offered special Premiere Night tickets to see the film. Here are three of the ticket stubs which feature a bold image of Henry Cavill as Superman. The middle stub still has the lower portion attached which means it was never used.

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Adventures Along the Ohio River magazine summer 2003 (2003)

This is yet another issue of Adventures Along the Ohio River in my collection from one of my many trips to Metropolis Illinois during the Superman Celebration. The cover features Scott Cranford standing in front of the 15-foot tall Superman Statue in Superman Square.

Amazing World of Superman Exhibition poster (1973)

In 1972, Metropolis Illinois obtained rights from DC Comics to officially declare their town “The Home of Superman.” They had big plans at the time which included a multi-million dollar “Amazing World of Superman” theme park that would have featured a 200-foot-tall Superman statue. The following year, Metropolis hosted a grand event which featured a model and drawings of…

Adventures Along the Ohio River magazine summer 2001 (2001)

Adventures Along the Ohio River is a free publication by the Metropolis Planet, the weekly newspaper of the city of Metropolis Illinois. This is the Summer 2001 magazine that could be found everywhere in Metropolis just prior to (and during) the annual Superman Celebration. On the cover is Scott Cranford, greeting a young Superman fan alongside the Super Museum, who portrayed the city’s hero in those days at every celebration.

Metropolis Illinois Superman Celebration “Round Tuit” wooden token (1998)

Another promotional collectible that was sold around town in Metropolis Illinois was this “Round Tuit” wooden token. The images on the wooden token are printed in red ink. On the face of the token is an interpretation of the classic image of Superman originally drawn by co-creator Joe Shuster and has the words “Metropolis Illinois”. On the reverse side of the token is…

Movieland Wax Museum Superman postcard (1979)

Since Superman: The Movie was released in December of 1978, the following year saw the realization of numerous merchandise and licensing. One of which was the unveiling of a Superman: The Movie exhibit at Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park California. When you walked into the room you were greeted with John Williams’ grand Superman theme and a likeness of Christopher Reeve in an authentic…