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
Join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and MY PULL LIST groups on facebook, and follow the podcast and blogs on twitter @supermanpodcast.
SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is at http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com/ . Send e-mail about this podcast to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this blog to email@example.com.
Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.