In this episode of the Golden Age of Comic Books we talk all about the super hero that got the Golden Age underway, SUPERMAN! Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster created Superman, and his fist adventures were ultimately published in Action Comics #1 (June, 1938).
After his first appearance, the character’s popularity skyrocketed, and ultimately he was given his own title, Superman, which debuted with issue #1 in the summer of 1939. Although a limited origin was told in the early stories, the origin was expanded in the pages of Superman #53 and Superman #61. Both stories are discussed in deatil in this episode.
Superman has become a household name and cultural icon and remains “super” popular in comics, television, movies and other media.
Golden Age of Comic Book Podcast #42 (Standard MP3)