Kryptonite Rock (DC Comics)

Kryptonite Rock
DC Comics

What do you do when a fly by night individual becomes an instant multi-millionaire in 1975 by selling rocks to people? Naturally, sell your own.

DC Comics did just that in 1977 when they followed up Gary Dahl's unusually popular Pet Rock. However, they added a twist. If people were willing to pay hard earned money for rocks found commonly at Rosarito Beach in Mexico, then surely they would do the same for one denoted as being a Kryptonite rock from Superman's home world of Krypton. Indeed they were right.

Much like the craze of the original Pet Rock, fans of Superman were eager to pay money to own a rock painted with green glow in the dark paint.

Sadly, times have not changed much - But the price sure has. Forty-one years later people still eagerly throw their money at the chance to own a rock, paying upwards of $20.00 to $25.00 for one.

Will people ever learn? We hope not. This thing is awesome! 

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  1. I always wanted to get a Kryptonite rock! I remember the ads in the comics for them.

    1. It's never too late (or soon) to make a dream come true!