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Flashback Friday – Supermag

scholastic book clubs_20060920213621Howdy all! Looking forward to tonight’s episode, when we go through the quiz I came up with for Mother’s Day. Yes, I know it was last week. Hard to podcast with no voice. But a convoluted thought path led to this week’s flashback. When I was in fourth grade, up until sixth grade, once a month we would get a flyer in class that offered books we could buy. My kids still get them now.

Supermaggroup3This was late seventies, early eighties. One of my favorite things to get from the book club was a magazine called “Supermag”. “Supermag” was a pop culture magazine geared towards kids and preteens.  It was printed on cheap paper and was smaller than a comic book, around 8×5 or so. It was filled with the teen oriented stars of the day, from rock stars to TV and movie stars. I can remember buying this until I was 13 or so, but it appears to have lasted a year or two past my interest in it.




They featured movies like Star Trek, The Empire Strikes Back, E.T. And King Kong, musical acts like Donnie and Marie, Peter Frampton, Shaun Cassidy, and Leif Garret,









TV shows like CHiPS, Happy Days/Joanie Loves Chachi, Grizzly Adams, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Laverne and Shirley, Little House and Charlie’s Angels, Battlestar Galactica, The Muppet Show, and Mork and Mindy.










Every issue came with a mini poster, like this one:



If you look at some of the names on the covers above, you could get posters of Kenny Rogers and Burt Reynolds! Just what every red-blooded ten -year-old boy wants!


In my exhaustive research(ten minutes on the internet), I have turned up almost nothing on this magazine. I can remember getting it, and can glean some info from the pictures, but the web is not very forthcoming about this piece of my childhood. There is a lot more info on Pizzazz from Marvel and Dynamite, very similar magazines that actually hit newsstands. Hope this brings back some fond memories for some of you!

–> Tom

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