and, many, many years later, I bought that actual book from them in
one of their regular clear-outs of old stock. It was a little beat-up
when I acquired it (doubtless the reason why they dispensed
with its services), but I still have it today.
cover of which you can see above. When this book was first being
prepared, the publishers (PENGUIN, obviously) managed to secure
permission from NATIONAL PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS
to use the image of SUPERMAN on the cover. They described in
exact detail how the cover was going to look, a deal was
struck and the book was published.
it, they weren't too happy and returned the cheque, demanding
and sent the cheque back, only for it to be returned yet again. Not one
for giving up easily, Penguin once more sent the cheque to the States,
the cheque was never cashed - perhaps Superman, champion
of the oppressed, had a word with his publishers.