Pepsi Superman placemat (1978)

In 1978, Pepsi released a series of laminated placemats of DC Comics super heroes. This is the Superman placemat featuring a bold image of Superman breaking chains. It is actually the very popular artwork of Neal Adams that was originally used on the cover of Superman number 233 in 1971 and again on many promotional material and products like the Amscan Super Friends Decorative Cutouts from 1976. On the back is…

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TV Guide issue February 15-21, 1975 (1975)

Here is a copy of the TV Guide issue for February 15-21, 1975. Its cover features an artistic interpretation of the cast of the television series The Rookies. You may be asking yourself, “Okay, what does this have to do with Superman?” Well, nothing if you view it at a surface level. What makes this a sought after issue for diehard Superman collectors is that…

Presto Magix Superman Saves Metropolis Dry Transfer Game (1978)

Here’s something I had a fun time working on when I was still a youngster.  This Presto Magix Dry Transfer Game, produced in 1978, is titled “Superman Saves Metropolis”.  It features a quad-fold panoramic view of Metropolis and had one sheet of dry transfer images.  It just took a pencil, and some lessons in scale perspective, to make a little masterpiece.  In addition to an image of Superman flying into action, the dry transfers featured…

Superman: Miracle Monday novel (1981)

Produced by Warner Books in 1981, this was the second in a series of Superman novels. the first was Superman: Last Son of Krypton. This book tells the tale of a criminal named C.W. Saturn who has a maniacal laugh and a penchant for chaos. As the synopsis reads, “the superhero now stripped of his Clark Kent alias and fighting an enemy whose…

Corgi Juniors SuperVan (1978)

Here is a 1/64th scale Corgi Juniors SuperVan that was produced in 1978 and made in Great Britain.  This silver toy van was modeled after a Chevrolet and has blue translucent windshield and windows. Its sides feature an image of Superman flying next to a cityscape and the modified…

Superman: Last Son of Krypton novel (1978)

Here is a novel published by Warner Books in 1978 called Superman: Last Son of Krypton. Written by Elliot S. Maggin, a writer for DC Comics in the 1970s and 1980s, the story briefly covers the events of Krypton during its final moments and Kal-El’s departure. The story moves quickly through his days in Smallville and as Superboy, then later delves into an unlikely partnership with Lex Luthor and journeying to the planet Oric.

This novel was released in conjunction with the film Superman: The Movie and contains a 16-page album of black-and-white photos from the film. The cover features…