This is a Superman On Sale Here poster that was sent to comicbook shops in 1989 to promote the upcoming Superman titles. The poster shows off the enormous artistic talent of the great Jerry Ordway. For those of you who know your Superman history, this poster design is an homage to the cover of Superman number 1 drawn by the legendary Joe Shuster for its landmark 1939 debut which was celebrating its fiftieth anniversary at the time.
Here is a Super Museum and Giftshop Round Tuit plastic token that was purchased from the Super Museum in Metropolis Illinois. This token is one of several items I purchased upon my 2018 return to the Superman Celebration after not being back for an unbelievable fifteen years.
Given away as promotional items at comic book stores in 2013, this is a bookmark that features the New 52 artwork of Jim Lee but its primary goal was to promote the then upcoming Warner Bros. motion picture Man of Steel.
In preparation for the opening of the 2013 motion picture Man of Steel, Wal-Mart offered special Premiere Night tickets to see the film. Here are three of the ticket stubs which feature a bold image of Henry Cavill as Superman. The middle stub still has the lower portion attached which means it was never used.
This is yet another issue of Adventures Along the Ohio River in my collection from one of my many trips to Metropolis Illinois during the Superman Celebration. The cover features Scott Cranford standing in front of the 15-foot tall Superman Statue in Superman Square.
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…
One of the many promotional tie-ins for the 2013 motion picture Man of Steel was this Sunshine Cheez-It Baked Snack Assortment. Kellogg’s was granted the license to promote the movie on its products.
Adventures Along the Ohio River is a free publication by the Metropolis Planet, the weekly newspaper of the city of Metropolis Illinois. This is the Summer 2001 magazine that could be found everywhere in Metropolis just prior to (and during) the annual Superman Celebration. On the cover is Scott Cranford, greeting a young Superman fan alongside the Super Museum, who portrayed the city’s hero in those days at every celebration.
As part of the full-throttle marketing for the line of DC Super Friends toys, Fisher-Price produced this promotional DVD in 2011 that contains a seventeen minute animated episode titled DC Super Friends: The Joker’s Playhouse. Although the art style is entirely new, the intro to the cartoon is an amazing…
In all of its treasury sized glory is this Collectors’ Edition Superman: The Movie book. Published in 1979, all of its sixty-four pages are full of giant color photos (and some black and white ones), a detailed look at the Fortress of Solitude as it was in the comics in the day, production photos, behind the scenes shots, storyboards, actor bios, a bio on director Richard Donner…