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Superman color comic strip (#10) from the first year of publication...
Item # 664455
January 14, 1940
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, January 14, 1940
* Superman (color comic strip) - #11
* 1st year of publication
* Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
This is a first year printing (2 month's from the 1st) of the "Superman" color comic strip (by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster), which began in limited newspapers (through the McClure Newspaper Syndicate) on November 5, 1939 (a daily, black & white comic began on January 16). The weekly color Superman strip had a story-line continuity which was separate from the daily comic. At its peak the color comic appeared in 90 Sunday papers with a readership of over 90 million.
This is Superman strip #11 as noted in the first box with the artwork by Joe Shuster. Included is not just the Superman strip by the entire 16 page color comic section of the San Francisco Chronicle dated Jan. 7, 1940, containing many color comics.
Additionally, you get the entire 30+ page newspaper of that day along with the two Sunday inserts: "This World" and "This Week Magazine".
This "Superman" strip is the top comic of page 12 of the comic section. The front page of the comic section as one subscription label, a few small small mends on various pages however no mends to the Superman page. The entire issue with inserts has small binding holes at the blank spine, not close to any text or comics.
Category: The 20th Century