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…

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Corgi Juniors Daily Planet helicopter (1979)

Here is another one of my favorite Superman collectibles that, oddly enough, doesn’t feature Superman anywhere on it.

This is a Corgi Juniors Daily Planet helicopter that was released in 1979 as part of the Corgi Juniors line of DC Comics related vehicles. Made in Great Britain, this is a 1:64th scale red helicopter with stickers on both sides that say…

Movieland Wax Museum Superman postcard (1979)

Since Superman: The Movie was released in December of 1978, the following year saw the realization of numerous merchandise and licensing. One of which was the unveiling of a Superman: The Movie exhibit at Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park California. When you walked into the room you were greeted with John Williams’ grand Superman theme and a likeness of Christopher Reeve in an authentic…

Mad magazine #208 (1979)

Cover dated July 1979, this is an issue of Mad magazine that features a parody of Superman: The Movie. It features the cover artwork of longtime Mad Magazine contributor Jack Rickard. The eight page parody in this issue, called Superduperman, was written by Larry Siegel and art by Mort Drucker. It opens with a hilarious take on…

Star Battles magazine (1978)

Published in winter of 1978, this issue of Star Battles, by Stories, Layouts and Press, Inc., has a dynamic cover featuring a bold image of Christopher Reeve as Superman in the now classic “pointing skyward” pose. Beside him is Richard Hatch as Apollo from Battlestar Galactica. The magazine contains an eight-page article about Superman: The Movie (which continues on later pages), a six-page article about…