I hope that everyone that celebrates the holiday had a very merry Christmas yesterday.  As I type this I am about an hour or so away from opening presents and if I get any cool Superman related gifts I will take pictures and post them here.  My wife did wrap the bulk of my gifts in the Superman Returns wrapping paper we bought several rolls of back in 2006 when then movie came out because finding Superman wrapping paper is often…difficult.  Every year there are rolls and rolls of Spider-Man wrapping paper at Wal-Mart and Target but Superman continually gets the shaft.  I guess we’ll be stocking up again in 2013 unless the merchandising people suddenly think it would be a good idea to get Superman out there in the public consciousness before the movie hits.

A man can dream.

Anyway, today I thought it would be fun to post some of the DC House ads for the Superman books that started popping up around 1991 or so when the fourth title, Superman: The Man of Steel was added to the publishing roster.  Technically they aren’t related to Doomsday but they do reflect the evolution of the Superman titles from four separate comic books to what could be considered a weekly Superman series., which is one of the elements that made the Death and Return of Superman so special.  Also, Superman didn’t get many house ads during this time period so it was neat to see them when they showed up.

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More to follow…

4 thoughts on “SUPERMAN HOUSE ADS CIRCA 1991/1992”

  1. Hi Mike, AWSOME pictures. I want to tell you that I live in Denver, we have stores out here called Big Lots that had Justice Leage wrapping paper this year featuring head shots of our favorite hero Superman, also Batman, Green Lantern & the Flash. I can send you pictures if you would like. I’ve never posted a comment to your blog before, but I’ve been following it for almost 2 years now, I alwayse love hearing your thoughts, I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Chris, UpUpAndAway – SMHP

  2. I read somewhere that Carlin would internally commission house-ads for the Superman line and then watch the other offices like a hawk. If some assistant editor didn’t have time to do that month’s letter column, he’d give them a Superman house-ad to help fill the space. I’ve often wondered what percentage of house-ads were printed because of that little trick of his.

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