Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here's a collection of Superman (and Supergirl) costumes through the years!


This cape was from a 1950s costume!


This was a 1976 issue!




This Supergirl playsuit pre-dates the first appearance of Supergirl in the comics!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Italian Stamps!



This set of rubber stamps hails from Italy, and are pretty nice, if you ask me!


The Super Dictionary has provided blog fodder for many bloggers lucky enough to own a copy (of which I'm not)!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Soakies and


The first item I'm presenting to you today is this pair of soakies (bubble bath figural bottles) of Superman and his World's Finest co-star, Batman!


And secondly, Superman's in the front of this group of DC Comics Stand-Ups, something I'd love to see reissued one of these days!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DC Comics Presents and Adventure Comics Art!


Today's blog installment starts off with page 20 from DCCP 56, by Curt Swan!


And we continue with page 7 from Adventure Comics 423, by Mike Sekowsky, part of the most bizarre Supergirl stories ever told!


And here's Curt Swan's cover for Adventure 396, a much more conventional (for the Silver Age) cover!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DC Comics Presents Art!

Hey, it's comics art that's not Action Comics art!


First up is Jim Starlin's cover for DC Comics Presents 36, which you can click for larger viewing options!


From DCCP 41, here's page 23, by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez!


Here's page 16 from the same issue!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Comics Ad and Mego Ad!


Yes, the Sky Heroes toys are there on this October, 1978 cover-dated DC books ad... but I suspect the placemats advertised here shows a Superman one I've posted here before! I doubt I have a pic of the Superman drinking glass advertised there.


This ad for the Mego superhero figures is from 1975, and I'm not sure which store's catalog it's from!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DC Superheroes Sleeping Bag and Argentina Cups!

Here's the photos of the DC Superheroes sleeping bag that I own... actually, it's the photos from the auction that I won, not photos I've taken of it myself!



I have no idea why they thought the Atom's costume should be green, instead of blue and red! But I have to say, I love the artwork they chose for it... you may have noticed the Golden Age Green Lantern there in the background!


The second item for today comes from Argentina! I have to say, I like these cups, wish I could find something like that at the dollar stores!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Super Heroes Shoes and Show N Tell!


Yes, that's right... Super Heroes shoes. I had no idea. Awfully tiny image of Superman on the toe, isn't it?


Kind of amusing to me that this Batman Show N Tell set features Superman and Wonder Woman on the card art! I guess the manufacturer figured they'd save money by only changing the text on the top of the card!

The Show & Tell was kind of like Kenner's Give-A-Show Projector, except it was all self-contained in the "tv set," and used records with all of the slides. I think there was even a variation on this that had the slides on the record, but I'm not positive about that!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Super Friends Pencil Sharpeners!

A few days ago, I posted some Super Friends pencil sharpeners... here's more!


If you had bought those in the store, here was the box they would've been sold out of! Nice art on it, don't you think?

Here's an assortment of the sharpeners themselves:



Some nice Superman art choices in there!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Comics Ads!

Today's comics ads are more house ads for DC's tabloid books... which I'd still like to see reprinted in some form these days!


From the September, 1974 cover-dated DCs.


From the September, 1976 cover-dated DCs. I suppose unless DC works something out with the Siegel and Shuster estates, that top one will never be reprinted!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Comics Ads!

Been a while since I've posted some of these, eh?


This ad appeared in the August, 1978 cover-dated DC books, and I believe it was done by the Kubert School students. It's a nice ad featuring the 12"and 8" Megos, which posted photos of in the first few days of this blog!


Here's a nice house ad from the September 1975 cover-dated DC books with some of their tabloid editions! You know, it occurs to me that it would be a fun idea for DC to do tabloid-size trade paperbacks of their tabloid reprint and original books...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Super Friends Wallpaper and Towel!


Well, I suppose if you had the Super Friends bedding, you'd really need the Super Friends wallpaper in your room, wouldn't you? I like it!


Speaking of the bedding, here's a towel in the same design!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Super Friends Pillowcase and Prestofix!


This pillowcase obviously went with the bedsheet I posted some time back!


This photo of the Prestofix gives you a better idea of what it's all about than the first one I posted!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Action Comics Art and Super Friends Play Lite!

It's a mixed bag today, with a page of art and a toy!


Here's the last page of that story from Action 282, by Al Plastino!


This "Super Friends" Play Lite is kind of a neat idea, sticking the flashlight in the figures' backs to light up the emblem, but after a few minutes, wouldn't the novelty wear off?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Action Comics Art!

Yep, it's time for more Action Comics art pages!


Here's page 4 from Action 393, by Curt Swan!


Superman's doing things the hard way (spectacular though it may be) on page 9 from Action 282, by Al Plastino!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Super Friends Patch and Action Comics Page!


I wonder if this is the same patch shown on one of the comics ads I posted a while back?


And as a preliminary to tomorrow's Action Comics art, here's page 1 from Action 402, by Curt Swan!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Super Friends Magnetic Target Game and Air Freshener!


Any of you have this game who can tell me how you play it? Because it looks like you'd take the magnetic wand and try to get the ball bearings to drop in the holes, and that doesn't seem like it would have much longterm playability.


I wonder what scent the Super Friends air fresheners had?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Super Friends Paint By Number and Lunch Box!


I've written here before how paint brushes and I don't get along... but if I were to come across one of these sets cheaply, I'd probably buy them now, even if the paint is all dried up, because I could simply scan them in and color them in PhotoShop!


This Super Friends lunchbox has seen better days, hasn't it? It's always been amusing to me how some Super Friends items featured characters that didn't appear on the show until later seasons, if at all! Supergirl, to my knowledge, never appeared on the program, but she was featured on some merchandise, along with the original Captain Marvel!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Super Friends Party Ware!


OK, so yesterday's invitations were kind of a tease for today's post... first up is this set of cutout decorations for your Super Friends party, and that's a nice Superman piece in the front if it, eh? Looks like Neal Adams' work, but I can't quite tell if it's the same art as seen on the "Kryptonite Nevermore" cover, or a new piece. Probably new.


These party horns definitely use the Alex Toth character designs on them... and you can see the Superman figure quite clearly here!


Here's a better photo of the wrapping paper you've seen before... you can really see why I figure the balloons design was already done, and the heroes were just pasted onto it.