Here is a set of two plastic tokens that celebrate Superman’s fiftieth anniversary. The tokens are made of molded plastic, one red and one blue, with a lenticular image in the center that shifts from Clark Kent to Superman. The artwork was done by the great José Luis García-López. The molded words around the image reads HAPPY BIRTHDAY 50 YEARS. The reverse side of the token features a molded image of Superman flying with clouds which is also taken from the art of…
This is a Superman On Sale Here poster that was sent to comicbook shops in 1989 to promote the upcoming Superman titles. The poster shows off the enormous artistic talent of the great Jerry Ordway. For those of you who know your Superman history, this poster design is an homage to the cover of Superman number 1 drawn by the legendary Joe Shuster for its landmark 1939 debut which was celebrating its fiftieth anniversary at the time.
Here is an unopened bag of Superman Pretzels from 1986. Amazingly, many of the pretzels sound like they remain intact and the bag hasn’t been crushed in almost 35 years of existence.
In 1981, Budmore Publishing Corp. produced this giant Superman II Movie Special book. This amazing book has many full-page color photos from the film and brief bios about some of the cast members like Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas, Jack OʻHalloran, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Valerie Perrine, Marc McClure, and others.
As part of the marketing celebrating Superman’s 50th birthday, Pan Entertainment Marketing Inc. was granted the license to produce this Superman Incredible Glider. Simply made of brightly printed card stock, the Superman figure pieces could be removed at its perforation areas and assembled.
Here is a copy of DC Comics Presents number 51 published in 1982. This copy was signed by the amazing artist Alex Saviuk at the 2018 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. Mr. Saviuk was a pleasure to meet and had many of his artwork for sale.
Here’s another collectible about the 1970s/1980s Super Friends cartoon series. This is another version of the Super Friends Superman pencil sharpener produced in 1980. It’s exactly like the one I posted previously, except the design is of Superman running against a yellow background toward us. As it was with the other sharpener, the art is also by the legendary artist Neal Adams.
In 1989, Du Pont Pharmaceuticals, the National Association of Retail Druggists, and DC Comics teamed up to produced this DC Comics Super Heroes Good Health Activity Book. This free publication, which is the size of a comic book, features all black-and-white colorable interior pages that contain a maze featuring Robin to help “Chuck” get to the doctor’s office, a backwards printed message that Batman helps you solve…
Any fan and collector of the 1970s/1980s Super Friends cartoon series knows that the original merchandise from the show is greatly treasured since some are hard to find in pristine condition. Here is a great Super Friends pencil sharpener produced in 1980. The actual sharpener is…
This is a Superman gift bag produced by Enesco in 1987. The blue bag stands at six inches tall and features the artwork of Jose Garcia Lopez showing Superman flying away from the city and the Superman logo above it.