BOOTLEG: Superman figure – Mexico (C. 2008)

Here’s another bootleg Superman figure, this time from Mexico. This figure was molded in blue plastic and painted in certain areas. It has four points of articulation and has a red vinyl cape.

Unlike some other bootlegs, this was clearly designed to be a Superman figure with its large ’S’ wave hair to its sculpted ’S’ symbol area on the chest (which was covered with a sticker) and the belt. The same can’t be said for the legs which have…

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Horizon Group Velv-Its (2013)

One of the more unique Superman collectibles to be produced in 2013 was this pack of Velv-Its by Horizon Group. In this pack are three markers (red, blue, and orange) and two Velv-Its Boards which are actually velvet-like material with printed designs. One “board” has a cool headshot of Aquaman on it with his logo and a burst design around him. The second board…

Super Friends Sneakers card (1974)

DC Comics and Hanna-Barbera licensed specific merchandising as tie-ins to the hit 1970s Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends. One of those items was Super Friends Sneakers in 1974. This is an insert card that came with the box of sneakers featuring the artwork of…

Justice League of America #102 (1972)

This is a copy of Justice League of America number 102 from 1972. It is yet another example of how the late and great artist Nick Cardy could make a cover so dynamic.

The title of the story is “And One of Us Must Die!” and it features a cavalcade of many, many DC Comics heroes including Superman, Batman, Diana Prince, Wonder Woman (Earth Two), The Flash, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Red Tornado, Johnny Thunder, Hawkman…

Harper I Can Read Meet the Justice League storybook (2013)

As part of the series of children’s books I Can Read, this issue is titled Justice League: Meet the Justice League. In this story, the team battles the giant alien starfish known as Starro (and its tiny clones) who are taking over the minds of the people of Earth. With the combined teamwork of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman, the heroes…