Card of the Day: 1978 Topps Superman: The Movie – Christopher Reeve as The Man of Steel #1

Card of the Day: 1966 Topps Superman – Superman Leaps In #33

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Final Trailer

I’m really hoping this movie comes out well.  They might be pushing the envelope with so many new characters being introduced at once.  Plus the second trailer exposed so much.  Lets hope everything plays out and they’ve left some surprises.

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NEW “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Trailer

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic-Con Trailer

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

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Card of the Day: 1940 Superman – Superman #1

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 1945-47 Kellogg’s Pep Cereal Superman Pin

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After his introduction to the world in Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938, Superman became one of the biggest superheros in the world, if not the biggest.  That classic “S” is at the top of the list when it comes to the most recognizable symbols on the planet.  Its right up there with the McDonald’s logo.  For the last 75 years, this Kryptonian orphan has thrilled fans with mind blowing stories, especially after teaming up with other DC Comics characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern.

Comic characters like Superman are main targets when it comes to merchandising and promos.  The Superman pin pictured above is part of an 86-pin set from Kellogg’s.  From 1945 to 1947, you could find these pins packed inside specially marked boxes of Kellogg’s Pep cereal.  All of the pins depict famous comic strip characters of the time.  Just like it is with most collectibles, the price always depends on condition.  Given that these pins were distributed in boxes of cereal, there is a high chance that most of them will show some wear.  The Superman pin sells for around $30.00 to $50.00, but ones that receive a high grade can be worth into the hundreds.

In less than a week we’ll get to see a new version of Superman in Man Of Steel.  I’m totally ready for this film as I think its time the current generation gets their take on Superman.  This movie is suppose to set us up for future DC Comics based films like Iron Man has done for some of the Marvel movies.  I try to avoid spoilers before actually seeing the movie, but I heard that General Zod destroys a Wayne Enterprises satellite.  Its little Easter Eggs like this that make it fun to watch.  The real question is, which version of Batman is in this world?  With Christopher Nolan manipulating the puppet strings in the background you never know what might happen.

Watch The Man Of Steel Trailer #3

We are only a few weeks away from the summer superhero movie kick off.  It all starts with Iron Man 3 on May 3rd.  This morning I awoke to see the third trailer for Man Of Steel which hits theaters June 14th.  Of all the superhero movies coming out this year, I think I’m looking forward to this one the most.  I’m a huge fan of everything that Marvel is doing, but when I was younger my first introduction to the world of superheros began with the DC Comics characters.  Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy was very well done and with him behind this movie I’m excited to see how they plan to set the tone for future DC Comics films.

The word around town is that this new Superman will be a little different from previous ones we have seen on the big screen before.  I’ve heard that kryptonite isn’t even in the film.  There have been thousands of rumors and talk of a Justice League movie in the works, but that project has just had one problem after another.  One rumor that sparked my interest was that Christian Bale’s Batman would make a return somehow, but that was quickly shutdown.

I’d like nothing more than to see Bale’s Batman show up in a post credit scene of the Man Of Steel.  I could see Batman standing in the shadows while reaching into his belt to unveil a small piece of kryptonite to Superman while saying “It doesn’t take much.” 

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Card of the Day: 1940 Superman – Hurricane Horror #35