This Time Magazine article about Superman The Movie was featured in the November 27, 1978 issue, just a few weeks before the film’s release. There are some interesting bits of trivia, including that Brando shocked the producers by suggesting that Jor-El be a green suitcase or maybe a bagel. Crazy. I also thought this criticism was particularly astute: “One their own, the Luthor scenes are funny, but they almost seem to have been brought in by mistake from another movie.”
Superman, unfortunately, only got a corner spot on the cover in favor of Letitia Baldridge.