Vintage Official Clark Kent Glasses…?

A curious addition to the archives is this pair of unassuming tortoiseshell eyeglasses in the style of our favorite mild-mannered Daily Planet journalist. Look closer though and you’ll discover the familiar crest of his famous alter-ego on the arms and fine print confirming DC Comics endorsement in the year of the release for Superman: The …

Susannah York – 1939 – 2011…

This month fans all over the world bode a sad but fond farewell to another one of its national treasures. You can read all about Ms. York’s incredible life and career here but to many she will always be remembered as Lara – Wife of Jor-El and Mother of Kal-El in Superman: The Movie, Superman …

Superman IV Storyboards Cont’d…

More the Big Red Book and the continuation of the first round the world encounter with Nuclear Man II. These scenes were among those omitted for the US release but present in the European cut. Printed in blue presumably as a revision, this is the first instance of incorporating stills from footage already shot into …

Mattel Movie Masters Series – Superman…

Second in a series of Movie-faithful replicas in 1/6 scale beginning with General Zod and concluding with Lex Luthor – Pictured above is the landmark first-ever officially licensed action figure bearing the likeness of Christopher Reeve. Though specially produced for the adult collector, for $60, these figures are somewhat basic and doll-like in their execution. …

Super-Programming…

From a bygone pre-Multiplex age when lobby cards adorned walls and merchandise from the Blockbuster of the week would be available in the lobbies of ‘A Cinema near you’.  From the top – UK glossy programme, US Cardbacked Brochure, The Merit Publications Warner Bros. Superman Special (not strictly a programme but nonetheless some of the …

Keeper Of The Archives…

Photographed by me in studio mid 90’s – the above represented a portion of my collection at the time – many items have been already been cataloged here but others (such as the French board game) will feature in future posts. Notice the Superman IV Video Store pop-up (far right) and collection of Mego figures …