Die Filmstory…

SUPERMANIA brings you yet another intriguing European collectable – this time in the oversize form of the German Superman IV: The Quest For Peace comic adaptation. In stark contrast to the hastily produced US standard four-colour version (lacking all the attention lavished on the Superman III issue with its photo covers, etc.) and presented as a colourful, glossy magazine, this publication includes a feature and the godawful German poster (above) as a centrefold.  Quite why the European Cannon advertising exec felt the compulsion to decapitate Daniel Goozee’s beautiful one-sheet art so his four-year old child could have a go at painting around it still baffles.  That and the free publicity for NASA, even if it is to showcase their Nuclear Warhead…