“Don’t Mess With The ‘S'” Metropolis Illinois Superman ceramic mug (1998)

Those of you who remember the advertising for Superman in the mid-to-late 1990s will surely remember the slogan, “Don’t Mess With the S!” This deep blue ceramic mug was purchased at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois back in 1998 (my first year there) and it definitely shows off that slogan proudly.

USPS “DC Comics Super Heroes First Day of Issue” ceramic mug (2006)

As part of the merchandising for the officially licensed DC Comics Super Heroes Stamps, the United States Postal Service produced this “First Day of Issue July 20, 2006” mug. the mug features an array of their superhero stamps as a partial opacity background and features three of their prominent stamps: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.

Pepsi Superman placemat (1978)

In 1978, Pepsi released a series of laminated placemats of DC Comics super heroes. This is the Superman placemat featuring a bold image of Superman breaking chains. It is actually the very popular artwork of Neal Adams that was originally used on the cover of Superman number 233 in 1971 and again on many promotional material and products like the Amscan Super Friends Decorative Cutouts from 1976. On the back is…