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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Action Comics #500 (1979)

Welcome to the 500th Superman Collectible on this WordPress site!

In celebration, here is a copy of Action Comics number 500 published in 1979. It features a dynamic cover by Ross Andrew and Dick Giordano. On the cover are Superman, Lois Lane, and Supergirl referring to copy of the 500th issue. These types of covers are known as “infinity covers” since they appear to go on forever. The issue itself contains…

Mad magazine #208 (1979)

Cover dated July 1979, this is an issue of Mad magazine that features a parody of Superman: The Movie. It features the cover artwork of longtime Mad Magazine contributor Jack Rickard. The eight page parody in this issue, called Superduperman, was written by Larry Siegel and art by Mort Drucker. It opens with a hilarious take on…

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…

TV Guide issue February 15-21, 1975 (1975)

Here is a copy of the TV Guide issue for February 15-21, 1975. Its cover features an artistic interpretation of the cast of the television series The Rookies. You may be asking yourself, “Okay, what does this have to do with Superman?” Well, nothing if you view it at a surface level. What makes this a sought after issue for diehard Superman collectors is that…

Presto Magix Superman Saves Metropolis Dry Transfer Game (1978)

Here’s something I had a fun time working on when I was still a youngster.  This Presto Magix Dry Transfer Game, produced in 1978, is titled “Superman Saves Metropolis”.  It features a quad-fold panoramic view of Metropolis and had one sheet of dry transfer images.  It just took a pencil, and some lessons in scale perspective, to make a little masterpiece.  In addition to an image of Superman flying into action, the dry transfers featured…

3 Topps Superman: The Movie Trading Cards (1978*) – signed by Sarah Douglas, Valerie Perrine, and Jack O’Halloran

Back in 2001, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting three stars from Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980) at that year’s Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois.  Sarah Douglas (who played Ursa), Valerie Perrine (who played Miss Eve Teschmacher), and Jack O’Halloran (who played Non).  Knowing that they’d be there, I brought along…