Tag Archives: Superman

May the 1982 Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating be with you

The Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating 1982 had been on TVTA’s ‘to get’ list for a few years …

Mainly because of this cake-tastic Star Wars ad …

Star Wars ESB cake pans, candles, molds and toppers. The Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating 1982. US.

And this …

Star Wars ESB cake toppers. The Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating 1982. US.

But the US baking publication also serves up some other interesting pop culture goodies …

Like these …

And these …

And these …

And these …

Then there’s this cheestastic and delightful happy family in the kitchen ad … hotdog! I think they’re making a happy lion cake …

And … You’ll be a baking star …

And finally, Wooof’s favourite, a most adorable big cat big cake cover … it’s the happy lion …

Right, we’re off to find our aprons and chef’s hats for a round of happy lion cake making in the TVTA kitchen. Until next time, you can have your cake magazine but don’t ever eat it, and remember kids … a lion is not just for Christmas but forever. Thank you for sweetly decorating with us 🙂

 

Some more Hostess snacks with your Saturday Morning TV?

Some great retro ads just in to compliment two of TVTA’s favourite categories. You can see the original Saturday Morning TV section here and Superhero Hostess Twinkies, Cup Cakes and Fruit Pies here

For now, Here are the newbies. Thanks for looking.


NBC Saturday Morning TV featuring Spider-Man, the Smurfs, Mr.T, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and other cartoon favourites.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.


CBS Saturday Morning TV featuring Sylvester and Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Tarzan and others.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Superman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Superman.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Wonder Woman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Red Tornado.

US. Ghosts. 1981.

US. Ghosts. 1981.


Latest ads: Reading over Superman’s shoulders…

Baron Ironblood, Charlie’s Angels, Speeder Bike pilots, Transforming robots and multiple comic heroes trying to read over Superman’s shoulders… just some of the characters featured in the latest ads to line up inside TVTA’s scanner. This week’s selection comes from UK publications Eagle, Eagle and Tiger, and Star Wars Weekly.

First up, spot the famous comic heroes trying to take a peek over Superman’s shoulders to snatch a look at the latest comic available from the Forbidden Planet Store.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978. Artwork by Brian Bolland.

It’s Superman again! This time he’s advertising the Superman III movie for the UK Shreddies breakfast cereal 1983 promotion.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Action Force.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Transformers.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


Airfix.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Corgi.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


 

RIP Muhammad Ali

One of the greatest characters to wear the gloves. Ali had
courage, conviction and charisma that was displayed in abundance both inside and outside of the ring. This 1974 US comic ad imagines Ali pitched against another veritable hero – Superman!

US. DC Unexpected. 1978.

US. DC Unexpected. 1978.

 

 

Superman: Action Comics #1 advert from 1974

In 1938 it cost just 10 cents… Last year a copy of it sold for a comic book record of 3.2 million dollars. This 1974 advert illustrates nicely the excitement that has always surrounded the famous Action Comics #1 since its original publication.

US. Tales of Mystery. 1974.

US. Tales of Mystery. 1974.

 

Cover of Action Comics 1 Jun 1938 DC Comics Joe Shuster and Jack Adler

Cover of Action Comics 1 Jun 1938 DC Comics Joe Shuster and Jack Adler

Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, is the most valuable comic book in history and has consistently nabbed headlines.

To date it holds the ‘most valuable’ record since smashing it’s way past the 3 million dollar mark when sold on eBay on August 4th, 2014 for the sum of US$3,207,852.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOINTED GIANTS

Featuring four characters from both the Marvel and DC universes, Jointed Giants from the UK were life-size cardboard figures with moveable arms and legs. They were made to be displayed in your bedroom, presumably hanging from the ceiling or attached to a wall.

UK. Mighty World Of Marvel. 1977.

UK. Mighty World Of Marvel. 1977.

DC Universe

DC began life in 1934 as National Allied Publications. They later adopted the name DC, taking the “DC’ initials from their popular series Detective Comics. DC is responsible for giving us enduring characters such as Superman, Batman, Joker, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Watchmen, Weird War Tales and many others. Below is a selection of adverts that include DC merchandise ranging from toys to comics to food and drink promotions and more.

Justice League America. 234. 1984. Superpowers

US. Justice League of America. 1984.


US. DC Unexpected. 1978.

US. DC Unexpected. 1978.


US_DC Tales of the teen Titans_Mar 1985_Superpowers RPG

US. Tales of the Teen Titans. 1985.


Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


USA. Weird War Tales. 1979.

USA. Weird War Tales. 1979.


US. Jonah Hex. 1978.


France. 1980.


Batman Official Movie Adaption. Cover by Jerry Ordway. 1989.


Weird War Tales N° 69. 1978. Cover by Joe Kubert.


US. DC. Weird War Tales 49. Sparling and Colletta. 1976.


US. DC. Weird War Tales 72. Joe Kubert cover. 1979.


US. Weird War Tales. 1981.


US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


US. Weird War Tales. 1977.


US. Jonah Hex. 1978.


UK. Spider-Man Comic 314. 1979.

UK. Spider-Man Comic 314. 1979.


US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.


Beyond evil there is insanity… beyond insanity there is the Joker…

This is just about the coolest back page vintage ad I’ve seen!

The Killing Joke, artwork by legend Brian Bolland. Thank you DC The Wanderers June 1988 for running this advert! 

UK. The Wanderers. 1988.

UK. The Wanderers. 1988.


US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.


US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


US. Weird War Tales. 1979.



Denmark. 1967.


US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.


Denmark.


US. Weird War Tales, 1974.


UK. Starburst. Vol 10. Number 7. March 114. 1988.