Thursday, February 08, 2007

Superman at Burger King!

In 1997, we had a Burger King tie-in, in conjunction with Superman: the Animated Series.

Thanks to a nice fellow who managed a local franchise, I was able to get some of the merchandising materials. I have the life-sized Superman cardboard cutout in my attic!

Of course, this Super-version of the BK Kids' Club newsletter isn't necessarily a "collector's item," except to folks like us who are "in the know," right?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

They Call It Plain Truth, but I doubt some of it

Today's bit of Super-Ephemera is an article from the "Worldwide Church of God" 's magazine called The Plain Truth . But we'll leave religion aside and let you just read the article.

Next up -- Super Burger King ! ? !

Monday, February 05, 2007

Scouting in Metropolis

Here we have an article from the September 1998 Scouting magazine about recycling newspapers in Metropolis, Illinois.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Supes's Rogues' Gallery!

In this page from the Metropolis Edition "World of Superman," we meet a few more baddies.

Do you think there is any chance in heck that you could somehow compel an actually bad person to politely introduce themselves to a hypothetical 10-year-old reading this comic? But, here they are, each waiting their turn to say hello.

Especially with the Phantom Zoners! Of course, even in the movies, you can see the same taming influence of the storyteller. If they really wanted to "get back" at Superman, they'll simply split the Earth to the core and kill every human in about thirty seconds.

That's kind of what Jax-Ur did to Wegthor, Krypton's inhabited moon, come to think of it!
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