Sterling Publishing Superman: The Dailies 1939-1942 hardcover book (2006)

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.

The Death and Life of Superman novel (1993)

Here is a novel based on the Death of Superman storyline from DC Comics. Written by Roger Stern, The Death and Life of Superman tells of the events leading up to (spoiler alert!) Superman’s…

Superman Play-a-Sound book (1999)

Here is a Superman Play-a-Sound book published by Publications International, Ltd. in 1999. This book tells a story of Superman’s exploits and features moments that cue the reader to press a button on the electronic sound board below the book. There are three sounds in all: 1) Superman saying “this is a job for Superman.”, 2) a flying sound effect and 3) people saying, “it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!”

The cover was illustrated by…