The original plan for today’s post was to present an overview of the Comics Values Monthly Superman Memorial Issue but time got away from me and I also caught a cold that is currently gettingt worse. So, instead of taking the time necessary to make that overview all that I want it to be I will post some pictures of the posters I recently put up here in the temporary Fortress. I mentioned these on a recent episode of From Crisis to Crisis and got an e-mail from Daniel Nielsen (Hey, Danny!) asking to see one of the posters I talked about so now I get to kill two birds with one stone. So without further ado here are the pictures I promised to post.
This is a promo poster for Reign of the Supermen. I don’t know if this is an original or if it is a reprint (for lack of a better term) that was included in one of the comic packs (again, for lack of a better term) that DC put out at the time. For those not “in the know” during the early to mid-nineties DC would package issues of a particular story (such as Reign of the Supermen or Knightsend) or even a trade paperback (such as the Death of Supeman) in one, convenient set and sell them at Wal-Mart or Toys R Us or K-Mart or some other retail establishment. Sometimes DC would include posters and it is possible that this was one of them. Either way it is cool to have.
This is the other side to that Comics Values Monthly poster. This is why I bought another copy of the issue it came in. I could not choose between the two images. I had to put up both. The art is by Tom Grummett and Doug Hazlewood, for those that were curious.
This is a new version of a poster I came across back in 1998 when I found one of those comic packs I mentioned earlier that had a copy of Superman #82 in it. The image on this poster is from that issue and looks fantastic blown up to this size. My good friend Alan Leech, Jr. sent this to me in a box of other posters and I am so glad he did because the one I had before this is starting to look ragged.
Here is what they all look like together.
Finally I wanted to show off something that Douglas Meacham sent to me (as well as sending one to Jeffrey Taylor) because he is a fan of From Crisis to Crisis. Normally I don’t like to brag, but this was so cool I just had to share.
Next time: That overview I said I would do today but didn’t do today because I’m not feeling well. Promise.
More to follow…