Continuing with my additions of Superman Celebration memorabilia from Metropolis Illinois, this version of the “Metropolis: Home of Superman” magnet features artwork of Superman flying in a horizontal position against a sky background within an ’S’ symbol shape. It measures 2-and-a-half inches high and has shiny almost metallic paint.
This is the program for the 2003 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. In it is the complete schedule of events that took place then and included bios of special guests Noel Neill, Yvonne Craig, Bob Holiday, and artist Steve Rude. There is even a coupon for the Six Flags roller coaster Superman: Ultimate Flight.
Setting up the beginning of a tale of about a confrontation between Superman and his arch nemesis Lex Luthor was what this Hot Wheels Lexcorp Jet Takeoff set was all about. Produced in 2007 by Mattel, the carded set features a Superman jet powered vehicle, a translucent green Lexcorp Jet (with purple trimming) that has a propeller at the rear, and a 1.5-inch Superman figurine in an action pose.
Here is another collectible magnet from the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. This “Metropolis: Home of Superman” magnet measures 3-and-a-half inches high and features a variation of Neal Adams’ Superman breaking chains artwork above the title.
This is yet another issue of Adventures Along the Ohio River in my collection from one of my many trips to Metropolis Illinois during the Superman Celebration. The cover features Scott Cranford standing in front of the 15-foot tall Superman Statue in Superman Square.
As part of the merchandising for the officially licensed DC Comics Super Heroes Stamps, the United States Postal Service produced this “First Day of Issue July 20, 2006” mug. the mug features an array of their superhero stamps as a partial opacity background and features three of their prominent stamps: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.
Adventures Along the Ohio River is a free publication by the Metropolis Planet, the weekly newspaper of the city of Metropolis Illinois. This is the Summer 2001 magazine that could be found everywhere in Metropolis just prior to (and during) the annual Superman Celebration. On the cover is Scott Cranford, greeting a young Superman fan alongside the Super Museum, who portrayed the city’s hero in those days at every celebration.