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Superman: The War Years 1938-1945

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From the publisher:

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!

You can probably recite his seminal title sequence by heart. However, there was a time when the Man of Steel was struggling to become the star of his own comic strip (let alone comic book). Pioneering his skills with bank robbers, corrupt business owners, and ruthless criminals, crooked football coaches, and natural disasters, after combating all this at home Superman was ready to take on more. In his earliest iterations, Superman was called 'the champion of the oppressed,' which basically mean that he was exactly the mascot that was needed for World War II. With real world problems bringing people down like the war and the Great Depression, it's no wonder Action Comics took off with the Man of Steel leading the way. Superman paved the way out of American isolationism and right into the World War II.

Earth's favorite Kryptonian is one of the most recognized characters in pop culture. Though he may not be from this planet, his dedication to protecting its people is inspiring. Superman: The War Years 1938-1945 shows how his introduction at the start of World War II lifted the spirits of a weary country and brought people the hero they so desperately needed.

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Roy Thomas

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (wear to the tail of the dustjacket spine)



Publishing Information

New York
Chartwell Books

Physical Description

11.25 inches
8.5 inches
304 pages
pictorial boards