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The earliest adventures of Superman, collected for the first time together in one massive hardcover. Superman battles social injustice and political corruption, fighting for the common man, taking on crooked land developers, spoiled socialites and much more. The war begins to intrude and those great "wartime covers" start appearing here. Collects Action Comics #32-47, Superman #8-15, World’s Best Comics #1 and World’s Finest Comics #2-4.
There has never been a less expensive way to read and own these amazing, seminal stories from so early in Superman’s 75-year career. This is the good stuff!
Born in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, as a teenager Jerome Siegel was a fan of the emerging literary genre that came to be known as science fiction. Together with schoolmate Joe Shuster, Siegel published several science-fiction fan magazines, and in 1933 they came up with their own science fiction hero--Superman.
Siegel scripted and Shuster drew several weeks’ worth of newspaper strips featuring their new creation, but garnered no interest from publishers or newspaper syndicates. It wasn’t until the two established themselves as reliable adventure strip creators (Federal Men, Dr. Occult) at DC Comics that the editors offered to take a chance on the Superman material--provided it was re-pasted into comic book format for DC’s new magazine, ACTION COMICS.
Siegel wrote the adventures of Superman (as well as other DC heroes, most notably the Spectre, his co-creation with Bernard Baily) through 1948 and then again from 1959-1966.
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Item Code SG02H Publisher DC Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781401263249 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 6x8 # Pages 750pg Color Full Color
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