The Best of DC No. 12 Superman in Time and Space (1981)

In the days before comic book sized trade paperback compilation books (commonly mistaken as “graphic novels” which is something entirely different) comic companies published digest sized books which were comprised of previously published stories.

This is an issue of The Best of DC No. 12 which features compilation of Superman stories and is collectively titled, Superman in Time and Space. This 100 page digest book from 1981 contains…

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Superman: Miracle Monday novel (1981)

Produced by Warner Books in 1981, this was the second in a series of Superman novels. the first was Superman: Last Son of Krypton. This book tells the tale of a criminal named C.W. Saturn who has a maniacal laugh and a penchant for chaos. As the synopsis reads, “the superhero now stripped of his Clark Kent alias and fighting an enemy whose…

LEE Superman children’s belt and buckle (1981)

Here is a Superman children’s belt and buckle produced in 1981 by LEE. The belt is elastic and printed with artwork of Superman flying through the clouds. The speech balloons say: “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “It’s SUPERMAN!” The buckle is made of brass and has an enameled ‘S’ symbol on its face.

Often, the belt portion will be lost and the buckle will be the only thing left in someone’s drawer. When these buckles end up on online auction sites…

Super Friends Special #1 (1981)

In this double issue of Super Friends Special number 1, the first story deals with Gleek being abducted by a villain named the Menagerie Man who uses animals to steal. After several pages of fun games, puzzles and drawing, story number two begins and tells the tale of…

Krypton Chronicles #1 (1981)

The first issue in the comicbook mini-series Krypton Chronicles from 1981. In this issue, Superman and Supergirl travel to Kandor (an inhabitable planet that Superman found, in an earlier story, orbiting a red sun where he was able to enlarge the bottled city) and meet with scientists and scholars to help Kal-El in his quest to…