Warner Bros. Studio Store Superman pen (1997)

Sold in 1997 at the wonderful Warner Bros. Studio Store was this Superman pen still in its original box. It’s a fairly standard blue cased ball point pen and has a great enameled image of a Bruce Timm version of Superman on its clip straight out of Superman: The Animated Series which was airing at the time.

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BOOTLEG: Huaan “Superman” Pen – China (2017)

One day, I stopped at a gas station, walked into the food mart to get a drink and pre-pay for the gas.  While at the register, I looked to my left and noticed a shelf of small plastic containers filled with wrapped character pens.  Now because I am who I am, I immediately saw the “Superman” pen.

This is a standard cheaply produced pen with a “Superman-like” rubber character.  Technically, this character has…