|(L to R:) Superman 1, 1939 cover drawn by Joe Shuster, according to Mike's Amazing World Of Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database and the Comic Book Database credits Leo O'Maliea as the cover artist & Action Comics 22, cover pencilled by Joe Shuster and inked by Paul Cassidy!|
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This July 4th holiday was the perfect time to compare Superman's most familiar introduction as champion of "Truth, Justice and the American Way" and his original as "Champion of the Oppressed". Superman stories that are highlighted in this episode are SUPERMAN issue 1 and the untitled EUROPE AT WAR story from ACTION COMICS 22, March 1940.
If you are interested in reading the stories referred to in SUPERMAN issue 1, they have been reprinted in:
- SUPERMAN FROM THE THIRTIES TO THE SEVENTIES
- SUPERMAN ARCHIVES vol. I
- SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD vol. I
- SUPERMAN CHRONICLES vol. I
If you are interested in reading the untitled story EUROPE AT WAR from ACTION COMICS 22, it has been reprinted in:
- SUPERMAN: THE ACTION COMICS ARCHIVE vol. II
- SUPERMAN CHRONICLES vol. III
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