The Making of Superman: The Movie pocketbook (1978)

Published in 1978 by Warner Books was this fantastic pocketbook simply titled The Making of Superman: The Movie. This two hundred twenty-four page book, written by David Michael Petrou, covers the production of the now classic film in great detail. Page nine begins the tale of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster as they shopped Superman around and continues through…

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Superman III VHS tape (1987)

Released in 1987 by Warner Home Video, Superman III (released in 1983) was finally available on Betamax and VHS. This is the VHS version of the “digitally processed” home video. The cover is a direct lift from the official lobby poster featuring an artistic interpretation of …

I Love Lucy: The Classics Volume 4 VHS (1998)

This is an I Love Lucy: The Classics Volume 4 VHS released in 1998 featuring two episodes of the 1950s television series I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Although no image of Superman appears on the cover, this VHS contains an episode titled “Lucy and Superman” in which Ricky Ricardo plans on having Superman attend little Ricky’s birthday party. When there is news that he may not be able to make it, Lucy…

Superman Returns the Official Movie Adaptation comic (2006)

As it is with most comic book adaptations, the writers and artists are given early versions of the movie script, production photos, and (sometimes) footage to work with. This adaptation of the 2006 motion picture Superman Returns is no exception. The comic opens with what was the original open to the movie before being edited out. It mimics the intro to Superman: The Movie complete with…

The Batman Superman Movie VHS tape (1998)

In 1997, Warner Bros. released a direct to home video animated feature that finally connected the Bruce Timm Batman and Superman universes.  The Batman Superman Movie beautifully blended the different personalities of both characters and had a very interesting take on their first meeting.

This is the 1998 version of the VHS home video released by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment in a “clam shell” case.  The movie was later titled…

Star Battles magazine (1978)

Published in winter of 1978, this issue of Star Battles, by Stories, Layouts and Press, Inc., has a dynamic cover featuring a bold image of Christopher Reeve as Superman in the now classic “pointing skyward” pose. Beside him is Richard Hatch as Apollo from Battlestar Galactica. The magazine contains an eight-page article about Superman: The Movie (which continues on later pages), a six-page article about…