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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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…

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…

Star Battles magazine (1978)

Published in winter of 1978, this issue of Star Battles, by Stories, Layouts and Press, Inc., has a dynamic cover featuring a bold image of Christopher Reeve as Superman in the now classic “pointing skyward” pose. Beside him is Richard Hatch as Apollo from Battlestar Galactica. The magazine contains an eight-page article about Superman: The Movie (which continues on later pages), a six-page article about…

Corgi Juniors SuperVan (1978)

Here is a 1/64th scale Corgi Juniors SuperVan that was produced in 1978 and made in Great Britain.  This silver toy van was modeled after a Chevrolet and has blue translucent windshield and windows. Its sides feature an image of Superman flying next to a cityscape and the modified…