Enesco Superman vinyl placemat (1987)

In 1987, Enesco Imports Corporation was granted a license by DC Comics to produce superhero merchandise. This is a Superman vinyl placemat which is approximately twenty-two inches wide and eight-and-a-half inches high featuring the artwork of Jose Garcia Lopez against an array of symmetrical yellow zig-zag patterns and three ’S’ symbols. The then only three year old revised Superman title logo (with a rounded ‘U’) is in a prominent position at the top of the placemat.

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Enesco “My ‘Man of Steel’” Superman ceramic mug (1987)

Made in Korea for Enesco Imports in 1987 was this great “My ‘Man of Steel’” ceramic mug. The artwork of Superman (which is duplicated on both sides, divided by an ’S’ symbol) is by the legendary Jose Garcia Lopez, the man responsible for many of the late 1970s and early 1980s promotional artwork for DC Comics. At the inside rim of the mug are the words: My “Man of Steel”.

Superman II VHS tape (1987)

The 1980 motion picture Superman II, starring Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent / Superman, was released on home video. This is the VHS release of the movie that was sold in 1987 by Warner Home Video, the same year as my copy of the home video release of Superman III and the theatrical release of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

Superman III VHS tape (1987)

Released in 1987 by Warner Home Video, Superman III (released in 1983) was finally available on Betamax and VHS. This is the VHS version of the “digitally processed” home video. The cover is a direct lift from the official lobby poster featuring an artistic interpretation of …

One Stop Posters Superman bookmark (1987)

Released in 1987 was this Superman bookmark that says, “This page saved by Superman.” Produced by One Stop Posters and, as you can tell by their name, the company made great posters in their day and even had the license to produce posters of Disney characters and other movie related characters.