Those of you who remember the advertising for Superman in the mid-to-late 1990s will surely remember the slogan, “Don’t Mess With the S!” This deep blue ceramic mug was purchased at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois back in 1998 (my first year there) and it definitely shows off that slogan proudly.
As part of the merchandising for the officially licensed DC Comics Super Heroes Stamps, the United States Postal Service produced this “First Day of Issue July 20, 2006” mug. the mug features an array of their superhero stamps as a partial opacity background and features three of their prominent stamps: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.
Made in Korea for Enesco Imports in 1987 was this great “My ‘Man of Steel’” ceramic mug. The artwork of Superman (which is duplicated on both sides, divided by an ’S’ symbol) is by the legendary Jose Garcia Lopez, the man responsible for many of the late 1970s and early 1980s promotional artwork for DC Comics. At the inside rim of the mug are the words: My “Man of Steel”.
Produced under license in 2012 by Silver Buffalo, LLC. was this Superman “It Tickles” mug. This black glazed ceramic mug was designed with the cover of Superman number 32 from 1939 where Superman is struck with electricity as he says, “It tickles!” The cover art was done by the legendary Wayne Boring.
Produced in 1978 was this great Superman Glass Mug which features not only the Superman cover logo, but it also features the now classic image of Superman breaking chains designed by Neal Adams. The only other markings on the mug are TM & © DC Comics, Inc. 1978.
Vandor Superman “Wrong” mug (2005)
From the company Vandor came this Superman “Wrong” mug. It’s called “Wrong” because of the quote used in the speech balloon which says:
“I have my faults but being wrong isn’t one of them.”
I’m not sure why the makers gave Superman a variation on a quote from…