On this week of Superman’s traditional birthday, February 29, even though it’s not leap year, the topic of this episode are the origin stories over the years. Among the stories mentioned are:
THE ORIGIN OF SUPERMAN from SUPERMAN #53, reprinted in THE GREATEST SUPERMAN STORIES EVER TOLD (1987) and SUPERMAN IN THE FORTIES,
THE STORY OF SUPERMAN’S LIFE from SUPERMAN #146, Reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES (if you would like to read these stories before you listen to this episode.
To listen to the details of a third Superman story, SUPERMAN’S RETURN TO KRYPTON, which details Superman’s discovery of his Kryptonian heritage, go to the GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS PODCAST at: http://goldenagecomics.org/wordpress/2006/08/15/golden-age-of-comic-books-august-15-2006-42 . Bill Jourdain also covers details about Superman’s golden age origins.
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