Wizard magazine Superman Special (1998)

In 1998, the popular comics publication Wizard magazine released the Wizard Magazine Superman Special. This issue is filled with Superman related stories, bios, facts, and other goodies that make it a Superman fans dream.

Included in the magazine, but not limited to, are bios of Superman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Supergirl (an alternate Earth’s dead Lana Lang proto-matter being version… yep.), Superboy (Kon-El clone version), and many more; a very detailed overview of…


Unique Superman party hats (1996)

Produced in 1996 by Unique Industries, Inc. in Philadelphia (and made in China) was this package of 8 Superman party hats. Unique was licensed to create other party essentials, like the Superman Blowouts, to promote the Kids WB show Superman: The Animated Series, the hats…

Superman: The Last Son of Krypton VHS tape (1996)

In 1996, Warner Bros. released this full-length animated feature called Superman: The Last Son of Krypton on home video. This VHS tape, in its plastic “clam shell” case, contains the pilot episode to Superman: The Animated Series which was a spinoff to the extremely popular Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm.

After an interesting take on the hero’s origin, the story then introduces the megalomaniacal businessman named Lex Luthor who is showcasing his new Lexo-Skel suit of armor which is suddenly…


Disney Adventures magazine (1994)

In the 1990s, Disney Adventures magazine was a hit among kids. In this March 1994 issue, Dean Cain appeared on the cover as Superman (alongside four tied-up Beagle Boys) to promote the hit television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

In the magazine, there was a 3-page article featuring an interview with Dean Cain. In the article, he was asked questions like…


Skybox Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman trading card set (1995)

During the height of the popularity of the ABC television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Skybox released a set of trading cards based on the show in 1995. Each card featured a screen capture from either the pilot or a later episode. There was a total of 90 cards (including the checklist), 6 holochip etched foil cards with art by Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, 9 foil cards with a puzzle on the back, and 6 differently colored ’S’ symbol temporary tattoos. Happily, I was able to get my hands on…


Metropolis Illinois Superman Celebration pencil (1998)

Here is one of the many promotional collectibles that I picked up on my multi-year travels to the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. This is a promotional pencil with the words “METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS… HOME OF SUPERMAN” printed on it in red over yellow. It also features…


Warner Bros. Studio Store Superman pen (1997)

Sold in 1997 at the wonderful Warner Bros. Studio Store was this Superman pen still in its original box. It’s a fairly standard blue cased ball point pen and has a great enameled image of a Bruce Timm version of Superman on its clip straight out of Superman: The Animated Series which was airing at the time.