Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Best Worst of 90's Cover Gimmicks Week, Day #1

All right, I've held off long enough and tried to spare you all the pain that those of us collecting comics in the 90's had to live through week by week. Whereas we had a whole decade of nonsense to put up with, I'm only going to hold this blog hostage for a week as we go through some of the most infamous cover gimmicks that found their way into the Superman titles.

That's right, it's time for our very first theme week here at Superman 101, so strap yourselves in and let's get started.

To kick things off, we might as well begin with the grand-daddy of 'em all. The Superman book that if you only have one in your collection and you're over the age of thirty, it's probably this one.

The Death of Superman (and conversely the birth of the speculator market).

Superman #75

Now that's actually not the cover, but the black polybag that held all of the extras in place. You don't think I'd be stupid enough to actually open it, do you?

If you did, however, you'd find items like a memorial poster, a black armband, a Daily Planet obituary, commemorative stamps, and a trading card! And for what was probably novelties sake, they did throw in an actual comic book.

All it's missing is a pog and something that glows in the dark and it'd be like the 90's went on a bender and threw up in the black polybag.

(And I did open up this copy, as that only increased the value of my other four unopened copies! That is how it works, right?)

Superman (Vol. 2) #75
January 1993
Copyright (c) DC Comics

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