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Superman Comic Book Collection, ca. 1930s-1985

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Cartoonist:
Shuster, Joseph
Siegel, Jerry
Illustrator:
Austin, Terry
Author:
Lowther, George
Salkind, Alexander
Donor:
D.C. Comics Inc.
Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Superman (Fictitious character)
Physical description:
0.3 cubic feet: 2 boxes
Type:
Scripts (documents)
Collection descriptions
Novels
Letters (correspondence)
Screenplays
Date:
1930
1985
ca 1930s-1985
1930-1990
1940-1950
1920-1930
1970-1980
Notes:
The Superman character was created and illustrated in the 1930s by two Cleveland high school students, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. At first unable to achieve publication as a comic strip, they got the character incorporated into a 1938 comic book, which was an immediate success. Since then Superman has been syndicated widely in newspapers, books, radio and TV programs, movies and animated cartoons. The character has been extensively used in commercial and public interest advertising campaigns.
Cite as:
Superman Comic Book Collection, ca. 1930s-1985, Archives Center, National Museum ofAmerican History
Topic:
Comic books
Comic strips
Heroes
Cartoonists
Superman (Fictitious character) in mass media
Local number:
1988.3084 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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