Superheirloom…

Another fascinating exhibit featured in the recent ‘Superheroes’ display at Indianapolis Children’s Hospital is this cape pertaining to be screen-used wardrobe from Superman: The Movie.  Keen eyes will perhaps notice something strange about this particular piece in regard to the proportions and conclude that the distance between the shield and the hem is way too …

Action Packed Fun..?

Select pages from one of a clutch of tie-in publications (see listing on 2nd pic down) by Grosset & Dunlap, this competently illustrated ultra-kitsch Supergirl cut-out paper doll book was a blatant cash-in on the young female demographic.  Though not as outrageously girly as the trading card set, this bizarre collectable nonetheless remains the only …

Once Upon A Time Warp…

Though lacking a merchandising campaign on the scale of her cousin, Touchstone Pictures adaptation of the Maid of Might still yielded some global treasures. From the top, UK Poster magazine by London Editions, Japanese program book, (unusually presented in landscape format but featuring customary outstanding imagery) UK Exhibitors Campaign Book and last but not least, …

More SuperPaperbacks…

Further selections from the Superman novel back-catalogue include possibly the finest of them all – from top – ‘The Making Of Superman: The Movie‘ by David Michael Petrou is a disarmingly honest account of the largest and most expensive production of its day. Aside from the thorough coverage of everything from casting to Special Effects, …

Adventure Running In The Family…

Love it or loathe it, The Maid Of Might‘s 1984 feature is nothing if not a product of its time. Originally conceived as as the first Movie Superhero team-up, the script was hastily re-written when Christopher Reeve declined last minute to participate and it shows. What remains is a curious and somewhat humorless fairytale resplendent …

Super Auto’s Cont’d…

Obtained in person by me at various conventions – Helen Slater was a rare treat and was very sweet and quite shy. Margot Kidder was fantastic and very funny. Sarah Douglas was bolshy and fabulous while Jack O’ Halloran was a gentle giant. So privileged to have met some of the performers that made this …