Superman On Sale Here promotional poster (1989)

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.

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…

Adventures Along the Ohio River magazine summer 2001 (2001)

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.

Collectors’ Edition Superman: The Movie book (1979)

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…