This massive Superman: The Dailies – 1939-1942 hardcover book by Sterling Publishing Company is chock full of reprints of the weekday Superman newspaper comic strips from those years. It begins with his arrival on Earth and sweeps into many crime fighting stories including battling Luthor (in the days before he was given a first name), defending Metropolis against a submarine and a squadron of planes, and battling a group of villains resembling the Ku Klux Klan.
These are four Superman buttons originally produced by Ata-Boy in 2008. The buttons, each measuring at 1.25-inches in diameter, feature an array of designs including artwork from Jose Luiz Garcia-Lopez and Jerry Ordway. The buttons can still be found for sale at select Six Flags theme parks.
This is a Justice League jumbo coloring book published in 2003 by Dalmatian Press and based on the animated series that aired on Cartoon Network. When they say “jumbo,” they mean “JUMBO!” This book contains over 100 pages of coloring pages, puzzles, and fun.
Hallmark’s brand Party Express sure came up with some interesting Superman party favors back in 2006. This is a pack of four foam gliders that the lucky recipient could remove the pieces from their surrounding yellow cards and assemble the cape to the figure. Additional clear plastic pieces were included that were designed to slip over Superman’s face as a weight.
The publication Animation Magazine produced their San Diego Comic-Con Edition in 2007. The cover of this issue featured the then upcoming animated direct-to-video movie Superman: Doomsday. The unfortunate thing is that there is barely a mention about it within the actual magazine beyond…
Mattel’s now classic game of card elimination called UNO was created in 1971. This is a pack of UNO cards produced in 2006 that promoted the Warner Bros. motion picture Superman Returns. The cards feature numerous promotional images from the movie including shots of Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, and Kate Bosworth.
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.