Far East Finds…

Hot from SuperFan Alex Serpa comes these pristine vintage Japanese VHS video tapes in original cases. Though in NTSC format Alex reliably informs me “The picture quality on the tapes is amazing … for VHS that is. Surpassing any of the British/U.S. VHS. The print is so clear and the colors vibrant“. Many thanks to Alex for sharing this find and be sure to check out his incredible quartet of websites devoted to the Superman Movie series…
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A Dynamic Duo…

For a comic collection heralded by Variety as ‘An invigorating, entertaining and modern take on the Man of Steel’ its ironic how many elements of the fantastic ‘Superman, Brainiac‘ story are a clear throwback to 1978. Indeed, writer Geoff Johns, fresh from a successful collaboration with director Richard Donner for ‘Superman, Last Son‘ continued to evoke the style and spirit of the Superman Movies by next teaming up with influential artist Gary Frank. In a tale that could so easily be the basis for a fifth movie set in that continuity, Johns integrates tribute after homage to the first two movies with similar verisimilitude and drama contrasted by tongue-in-cheek. With Frank’s pencils unashamedly bringing both Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder back to life on the page seemingly picking up where the films left off the result is a satisfying tale and a rare treat in the current DC continuity…
SUPERMANIA presents the first graphic novel in a series of recommended reading tailored purely for fans of the movies with accompanying images. Comments welcome…!

Vivid, Memorable And Real…

More outstanding retro-style poster creations by SuperFan Jayce76, who manages to capture all the nostalgia of vintage print ad’s while giving them a distinctly modern twist. See more of Jayce’ work here in my previous post and be sure to go to his Website for similar works based on other classic movies of your childhood. More fantastic images to follow…!

New Premium Format..?

Long-rumoured to be a project on the table of US company Sideshow Collectables it would seem by the image above taken from their website that they have indeed acquired the license to the classic Superman movies. Though by no means a final design this concept art is markedly similar to a pose from the Hot Toys marketing campaign which was itself derived from the levitating pose of Toynami’s Cinemaquette. One hopes as the project evolves a stance representing one of the scenes depicted in the Movie or publicity pics will offer some much-needed diversity. More updates as they develop…
UPDATE 14/02 – Sideshow video ‘Into The Halls Of Justice’ featuring the image above Here

The Quest For Prints…

Happy new year SUPERMANIAc’s – My one resolution for 2012 is to remain dedicated to bringing you the best of Super-ephemera and what better way to start than a picture exclusive? These scarce 8×11 images are a combination of studio portraits, behind the scenes and deleted scenes from Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. From the top – one of a rare series of studio portraits never before seen in its entirety, an on-set candid of Christopher Reeve holding a taxi aloft, between takes on location in Milton Keynes, England, and a shot from the excised scene where Nuclearman II elevates cars during the Metropolis street battle. More to come!