Metropolis Illinois “I Am Superman” patch (1990s)

This “I Am Superman” patch was available everywhere in Metropolis Illinois beginning in the 1990s. Its bold Superman ‘S’ symbol really pops within its red and blue surroundings. In hindsight, in all my years of visiting the Superman Celebration in those days, I’m saddened that I didn’t think to buy more than one of these.

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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.

2001 Metropolis Illinois Superman Celebration program flier (2001)

Every year during the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois, program fliers are given out. This is the program for the 23rd annual celebration in 2001. Among the many, many festivities that year were a Superman Drama on the main tent stage, film festivals hosted by film historian John Field featuring a 50th anniversary tribute to the Adventures of Superman episode called…