Superman #162 (1963)

Long before there was ever a title called “Elseworlds”, DC Comics stories that took place outside of the established timeline were known as an “Imaginary Tale” or an “Imaginary Novel”. This is a copy of Superman number 162 from 1963 in which Superman attempts to duplicate himself to solve the world’s problems. Subjecting himself to various forms of Kryptonite, he ends up…

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Superman Club member button (1966)

The original official Superman fan club was known as the Supermen of America and it began in 1939. By 1966, it was simply called the Superman Club.

These buttons (or pins), which are three-and-a-half inches in diameter, were sold in selected stores for thirty-nine cents. They were manufactured by…

Aurora Superman model kit (1964)

My parents met in the 1960s and one shared project of theirs combined my father’s interest in Universal Monsters with my mother’s interest in crafts.  Aurora model kits were a big deal back then and my parents bought up a number of them to work on together… Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Wolfman, Bride of Frankenstein, and more.

I recently discovered the large box that contained…