Thursday, March 18, 2010

Superman - A 'Slight' History of Golden Age Comic Books: Super Heroes"

It's finally time.

I'm done blathering (at least for now).

The reason I began this project was so I could find an excuse to read all the bitchin' golden age comic books I've recently glommed onto...also I want to find an excuse to draw all those great characters. And so we begin.

Yes, it really did all begin with Superman.

In July of 1938, Action Comics issue #1 was published be "National Comics". Here's that very first Superman story:

Please re-read this post about the PRE-history of that story and read this post for a little more back ground on that first issue.

The Big Blue Guy took some ribbing in the forward to this project, but all those prototype heroes agree. Superman took it to a whole new level!

From here on out, it was "The Golden Age of the Comic Book Super Hero"!

Next up: Zatara!

See y'all then!


Anonymous said...

Interesting how the first superman movie told the back story of superman's life but the first issue of action comics is very good. It shows superman's powers very well and it gets straight into the action.

Jeff Overturf said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Anony!

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