This massive Superman: The Dailies – 1939-1942 hardcover book by Sterling Publishing Company is chock full of reprints of the weekday Superman newspaper comic strips from those years. It begins with his arrival on Earth and sweeps into many crime fighting stories including battling Luthor (in the days before he was given a first name), defending Metropolis against a submarine and a squadron of planes, and battling a group of villains resembling the Ku Klux Klan.
In 1981, Budmore Publishing Corp. produced this giant Superman II Movie Special book. This amazing book has many full-page color photos from the film and brief bios about some of the cast members like Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas, Jack OʻHalloran, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Valerie Perrine, Marc McClure, and others.
This is a copy of The Daily Planet Guide to Metropolis: The City of Tomorrow published by WEG in 2000. This book is a wealth of creative knowledge about the city. From the general history of Metropolis to the intricacies of businesses and buildings like Bessolo Bistro, Kurtzberg Bakery, Shuster Hall, Centennial Hotel, the Newstime building, and many, many others. There are numerous other mentions of locations throughout the city like Perez Park, Maggin Gardens, Metropolis Overstreet Mall, and many more.
This is a Justice League jumbo coloring book published in 2003 by Dalmatian Press and based on the animated series that aired on Cartoon Network. When they say “jumbo,” they mean “JUMBO!” This book contains over 100 pages of coloring pages, puzzles, and fun.
The publication Animation Magazine produced their San Diego Comic-Con Edition in 2007. The cover of this issue featured the then upcoming animated direct-to-video movie Superman: Doomsday. The unfortunate thing is that there is barely a mention about it within the actual magazine beyond…
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 a copy of Muscle & Fitness magazine volume 74 number 7 cover dated July 2013. The cover features a promotional photo of Henry Cavill as Superman. A 6-page article covers the production of the motion picture Man of Steel and Cavill’s journey toward increasing his muscle mass for the film.