Chemtoy Superman pencil topper (1974)

This is a Superman pencil topper made of hard plastic. It was produced in the early 1970s in the United States by Chemtoy. This Superman figural pencil topper was also used by bakeries at the time as cake toppers. Superman was one of a few characters produced including Batman, Robin, Captain Marvel (Shazam!), and Supergirl.

TV Guide ABC All-Star Saturday ad (1978)

This is an ad for the ABC All-Star Saturday line-up from the issue of TV Guide for the week of September, 23, 1978. First up at 6:30 am (wow… that’s early) Scooby Doo, Where Are You? was on the air. Next was the wacky werewolf Fangface at 7 am. At 7:30 am, the members of the Justice League battle the Legion of Doom on Challenge of the Superfriends.

Superman: Last Son of Krypton novel (1978)

Here is a novel published by Warner Books in 1978 called Superman: Last Son of Krypton. Written by Elliot S. Maggin, a writer for DC Comics in the 1970s and 1980s, the story briefly covers the events of Krypton during its final moments and Kal-El’s departure. The story moves quickly through his days in Smallville and as Superboy, then later delves into an unlikely partnership with Lex Luthor and journeying to the planet Oric.

This novel was released in conjunction with the film Superman: The Movie and contains a 16-page album of black-and-white photos from the film. The cover features…

Amscan Super Friends Decorative Cutouts (1976)

Here is a packet of decorative Super Friends wall cutouts of DC Comics heroes. Made in Denmark for Amscan Incorporated and released in 1976, the packet contained four cardboard decorations featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin and a Super Friends group shot with…

Action Comics #491 #498 and #499 reprints (1979)

Here are reprints of Action Comics number 491, 498 and 499. Why do I bother adding these reprints to the collection? Well, during this period, DC Comics licensed Western Publishing Company (the then parent company of Gold Key and Whitman) to produce reprints of selected comic issues and bag them as a three-pack. At this point in time…

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #100 (1970)

Here is a copy of Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane number 100 cover dated April 1970. In this issue, Lois is tried for the murder of Lana Lang in a story called “Lois Lane’s Last Mile”. Batman takes the position of Lois’ attorney and Superman questions Lois on the stand. As the plot unfolds, the reader discovers that…