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.
Here is a Super Museum and Giftshop Round Tuit plastic token that was purchased from the Super Museum in Metropolis Illinois. This token is one of several items I purchased upon my 2018 return to the Superman Celebration after not being back for an unbelievable fifteen years.
I’m having a really difficult time knowing that it’s been two decades since I acquired this great Superman collectible. This is an printed envelope that was available at the 1999 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. It features the artwork used to promote that year’s celebration with…
Given away as promotional items at comic book stores in 2013, this is a bookmark that features the New 52 artwork of Jim Lee but its primary goal was to promote the then upcoming Warner Bros. motion picture Man of Steel.
Continuing with my additions of Superman Celebration memorabilia from Metropolis Illinois, this version of the “Metropolis: Home of Superman” magnet features artwork of Superman flying in a horizontal position against a sky background within an ’S’ symbol shape. It measures 2-and-a-half inches high and has shiny almost metallic paint.
This is an issue of TV Guide for the week of April 21-27, 1956. The magazine features actress Nanette Fabray on the cover known for her work on Sid Ceasar’s Your Show of Shows and, later, on the TV series One Day at a Time. However, the real reason this is in my collection is because within this magazine is a full-page ad for…
This is the program for the 2003 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. In it is the complete schedule of events that took place then and included bios of special guests Noel Neill, Yvonne Craig, Bob Holiday, and artist Steve Rude. There is even a coupon for the Six Flags roller coaster Superman: Ultimate Flight.
Here is another collectible magnet from the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. This “Metropolis: Home of Superman” magnet measures 3-and-a-half inches high and features a variation of Neal Adams’ Superman breaking chains artwork above the title.
This is a program from the 2018 celebration which features amazing artwork by artist Jon Pinto which was created exclusively for the event which celebrated its 40th anniversary. The program features an event map, a tribute to Margot Kidder, a detailed schedule, bios of all the guests including Brandon Routh, Ilya Salkind, Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinski, John Haymes Newton, Alex Saviuk and many others.
Here is another of the many promotional merchandise found in Metropolis Illinois. This is a Metropolis Illinois Home of Superman magnet from 1991 that features an adaptation of the flying Superman artwork originally designed by artist Neal Adams. The magnet was produced by Magnetic Collectables in Cape Girardeau in Missouri.