Superman Turns 80

by Armand Vaquer


Above, a photograph of George Reeves as Superman   
from Reeves's estate. Armand Vaquer collection.

It was 80 years ago this month the Superman character debuted with Action Comics #1 back on April 18, 1938.

Creators Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster tried to get the character published for several years before National Comics (now DC Comics) decided to take a chance and featured Superman in a new anthology comic book, Action Comics. The comic and Superman became an immediate hit.

NBC News ran a story last Saturday on the anniversary. To view it, go here.




The top photo of George Reeves as Superman came from Reeves's estate. It was distributed during his personal appearances.

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