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Superman, the golden age. #5 / Jerry Siegel, writer ; Joe Shuster, Leo Nowak, John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka, George Roussos,Sam Citron artists ; Jack Burnley, collection cover artist.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library Y G SIE (Text) 33500013242896 New Available -
Fertile Public Library Y G SIE (Text) 33500013242904 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781401287979
  • ISBN: 1401287972
  • Physical Description: 398 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
In these tales from the early 1940s, Superman faces social injustice and battles some of his earliest foes, including mad scientist Lex Luthor! In these formative adventures, Superman stands against the Emperor, whose nonresistance ray enables him to take over the presidency; a renegade scientist who controls darkness; Mr. Sinister, who uses a secret ray to hijack entire buildings, and more. Plus, the Prankster makes his debut, and Lex Luthor survives the electric chair! Collects Action Comics #48-57, Superman #16-19, and World's Finest Comics #6-8.
Author Notes

Born in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, Jerome Siegel was, as a teenager, 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 at DC Comics that the editors at DC 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 to 1966, in the interim scripting several newspaper strips including Funnyman and Ken Winston. Jerry Siegel died in January 1996.

Subject: Superman (Fictitious character) > Comic books, strips, etc. > Fiction.
Superman (Fictitious character)
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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