Famous 1st Edition Action Comics #1 (1974)

In honor of Superman’s 80th birthday and the anniversary of the first edition of Action Comics!

This is a treasury sized comic titled Famous 1st Edition Action Comics #1. Published in 1974, this is a large reprint of the first appearance of Superman. DC Comics published numerous “1st Edition” treasury comics including Superman #1, Detective Comics #27, Batman #1, Sensation Comics #1, and Wonder Woman #1.

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY, SUPERMAN!

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Super Friends Sneakers card (1974)

DC Comics and Hanna-Barbera licensed specific merchandising as tie-ins to the hit 1970s Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends. One of those items was Super Friends Sneakers in 1974. This is an insert card that came with the box of sneakers featuring the artwork of…

Justice League of America #102 (1972)

This is a copy of Justice League of America number 102 from 1972. It is yet another example of how the late and great artist Nick Cardy could make a cover so dynamic.

The title of the story is “And One of Us Must Die!” and it features a cavalcade of many, many DC Comics heroes including Superman, Batman, Diana Prince, Wonder Woman (Earth Two), The Flash, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Red Tornado, Johnny Thunder, Hawkman…

Corgi Juniors Daily Planet helicopter (1979)

Here is another one of my favorite Superman collectibles that, oddly enough, doesn’t feature Superman anywhere on it.

This is a Corgi Juniors Daily Planet helicopter that was released in 1979 as part of the Corgi Juniors line of DC Comics related vehicles. Made in Great Britain, this is a 1:64th scale red helicopter with stickers on both sides that say…

PrestoMagiX Dry Transfer Game #1 and #2 (1979)

Due to the success of the Superman Saves Metropolis dry transfer game that was produced in 1978, Presto Magix released a series of smaller Superman themed games that unfolded to reveal three scenes. Here are two of them. The first in the series was called Superman Blasts Off Krypton where the panels depict Jor-El and Lara sending baby Kal-El off in his rocketship as Krypton is destroyed. The second in the series is titled…

Movieland Wax Museum Superman postcard (1979)

Since Superman: The Movie was released in December of 1978, the following year saw the realization of numerous merchandise and licensing. One of which was the unveiling of a Superman: The Movie exhibit at Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park California. When you walked into the room you were greeted with John Williams’ grand Superman theme and a likeness of Christopher Reeve in an authentic…