DC Direct Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Superman figure (2004)

A line of figures were released in 2004 based on the acclaimed 1986 four-issue miniseries called The Dark Knight Returns by Writer and Artist Frank Miller. This is the Superman figure that comes with damaged Batman cowl, a Kryptonite arrow, and a figure base that interlocks with other figures in the line. The figure was released under…


Justice League Unlimited Champion Checkers (2004)

Produced in 2004 was this Justice League Unlimited Champion Checkers board game. In addition to playing an ordinary checkers game, there are three other ways to play. The other games involve specially designed character game pieces featuring many of the main characters in the show like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Martian Manhunter, and The Flash (Wally West). The board game was produced by Mattel.

TimeLink Superman Retro Alarm Clock (2004)

Here is a Superman Retro Alarm Clock by TimeLink. Produced in 2004, this clock is made of metal, has a Superman ’S’ symbol on its face, and has a blue housing. Although this clock does have a great retro style it isn’t a wind-up clock and requires two AA batteries.


DC Direct Batman Hush Superman figure (2004)

From the comic book story arc called Batman Hush written by Jeph Loeb came a line of action figures. Designed by artist Jim Lee this Superman figure from DC Direct was part of wave one. The figure depicts Superman when…


BOOTLEG: “Super Hero” figure set – China (2004*)

Here is a carded Super Hero figure and accessory set from China. The set features figures of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and The Hulk. The Superman figure comes with an alien looking rifle that presumably can shoot a dart. Batman, sadly, has no accessories unless, of course, the blue alien looking backpack thing was intended for him. Spider-Man has a red rubber web and Hulk has a huge futuristic automatic rifle.

Both the Superman and Batman figures are re-sculpts that were clearly loosely based on…


BOOTLEG: Superman watches – China (2004*)

Here are two bootleg Superman wristwatches from China. Each watch has a mishmash of art and designs from different Superman continuities. Both timepieces are made of stainless steel and claim to be water resistant. The wristbands are made of molded flexible rubber.

The blue watch has a redrawn Bruce Timm style Superman on its face. Its wristband has…


Superman #208 (2nd series) (2004) – signed by Brian Azzarello

Here is a copy of Superman number 208 (2nd series) signed by writer Brian Azzarello.

In this issue, which is part five of a story entitled “For Tomorrow”, Father Leone is met by Orr and Superman has a confrontation with…