While a very wise man has pointed out that every single day of the month should be recognized as Atari Day, a large group of fans have appointed the 26th of every month as Atari Day. Yet…somehow it is the 29th of May and I failed…FAILED…to share this great TV bumper for that legendary company, presented during the airing of 1978’s Superman on what I believe to be ABC back on Sunday February 7th as well as Monday the 8th, 1982.
The reason for the splitting up of the film is that ABC had secured the rights to air on TV a a cut of the film that was a little over 3 hours long. It appears that Atari was the main sponsor for this event and it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. The company wasn’t just trying to get the word out on their 5200 system but even back in 1978/1979 after Superman the movie had become such a box office hit, Atari had produced a Superman game for the Atari 2600.
[Via] RetroGameGeek Jimbo
Which I can assure you I was playing at that time still…because no matter what the haters think…Superman for the 2600 is an awesome game. I would like to thank AtariAge as always for the awesome box art scan used up above.
To learn even more about the fun of Atari Day be sure to hop on over and check out fellow Retroist writer Atari I/O’s site by following the link here!
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