The house ads I posted the other day went over better than I thought they would so here are some more going back to 1990/1991.
This is not only an interesting re-coloring of the cover to Superman (Vol. 2) #40 but a solid way to tease/advertise a storyline. You have a guy that looks like Superman wearing a strange looking outfit in front of a funky looking alien wearing the Superman symbol with the words, “SUPERMAN OF TOMORROW?” floating above them. I have no idea how effective this ad was but it looks very cool. I hope it did bring in some readers. The Day of the Krypton Man story arc was a solid read.
This is a pretty basic ad but Superman looks good. I wish he was a little larger in the image but I guess the point of the whole thing is to promote Earth Day and not Superman. Superman is an interesting choice for an ad like this. I guess they were going for a recognizable character. Personally I would have put in Swamp Thing but maybe that’s just me.
I like the Atlas feel this ad has going for it. The story wasn’t my favorite but it featured some gorgeous Kerry Gammill art in it. There were even some echoes of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, which Jeffrey and I poked a little fun at when we covered this special on From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast.
Next time: A bit of YouTube fun.
More to follow…