Action Comics #286 (1962)

Here is a copy of Action Comics number 286 cover dated March 1962. This issue contains two stories. The first is called “The Jury of Super-Enemies” in which Superman is tormented by nightmares brought on by eating ketchup poisoned with red Kryptonite while visiting a diner within the Superman Museum. The grains of Kryptonite were placed in the bottle of ketchup by…

Amazing World of Superman Exhibition poster (1973)

In 1972, Metropolis Illinois obtained rights from DC Comics to officially declare their town “The Home of Superman.” They had big plans at the time which included a multi-million dollar “Amazing World of Superman” theme park that would have featured a 200-foot-tall Superman statue. The following year, Metropolis hosted a grand event which featured a model and drawings of…

Superman #180 (1965)

This is a copy of Superman number 180 published in 1965 by DC Comics. The first story in this issue deals with Clark Kent as he tries to uncover the secret identity of Superman live on television. What?? Yes, it’s true. It is later revealed, however, that Clark Kent was bribed into finding out the information by conniving criminals who kidnapped Lois Lane. Throughout Clark’s “investigation”…

Action Comics #600 (1988)

This is a copy of Action Comics number 600 published in 1988 by DC Comics when Superman was celebrating his 50th birthday. It contains multiple stories by numerous writers and artists.

The first story, written by John Byrne and illustrated by Byrne and George Perez, begins with that awkward kiss and exchange between Superman and Wonder Woman. The story quickly soars headlong into an adventure on Olympus where the two heroes are deep in a deception by none other than the evil…

Superman #162 (1963)

Long before there was ever a title called “Elseworlds”, DC Comics stories that took place outside of the established timeline were known as an “Imaginary Tale” or an “Imaginary Novel”. This is a copy of Superman number 162 from 1963 in which Superman attempts to duplicate himself to solve the world’s problems. Subjecting himself to various forms of Kryptonite, he ends up…

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…

Superman pin set (1988)

In 1988, DC Comics released this set of Superman pins. The set featured a history of Superman with four differently shaped pins with art by four artists: Joe Shuster, Curt Swan, John Byrne and Jerry Ordway.