In February, I began a new Instagram page, the Daily Superman, on which I post pictures of items from my somewhat extensive collection of Superman comics, toys, books, and other memorabilia. None of the imagery is aggregated from other sources, I take the pictures myself every morning while brewing my coffee. Some days the whole process (taking the pictures, choosing the filters, researching the precise names and release dates of toys, writing the copy) takes way more time than seems worth the effort, given the relatively small number of followers I have compared to other Superman collector Instagram pages. I think one of the reasons I'm not gaining more traction is that I have an esthetic filter that can be off-putting to more rabid fans.... I don't just buy everything that has an \S/ shield slapped on it, I eschew most modern merch, and have not read Superman comics regularly in over twenty years. Most obsessive-fan pages skew way more modern (Funko Pops abound, a phenomenon I hold in bitter disdain) and don't seem to ever have anything critical to offer on any iteration. Oh, well, to each their own; As I always say (and I do always say this, to some of my friends' annoyance), it's all subjective.
So, here's a sampling of fifty photos from the first nine months of The Daily Superman. If you like what you see, please follow me! Make my morning ritual worth the time!