Metropolis Illinois magnet (breaking chains pose) (2000s)

Here is another collectible magnet from the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. This “Metropolis: Home of Superman” magnet measures 3-and-a-half inches high and features a variation of Neal Adams’ Superman breaking chains artwork above the title.


Metropolis Illinois magnet (Neal Adams flight pose) (1991)

Here is another of the many promotional merchandise found in Metropolis Illinois. This is a Metropolis Illinois Home of Superman magnet from 1991 that features an adaptation of the flying Superman artwork originally designed by artist Neal Adams. The magnet was produced by Magnetic Collectables in Cape Girardeau in Missouri.

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…

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…