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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2006, 06:15:42 PM »

Hm.  So I skipped ahead in my archiving, and I think I might have found the Lois and Clark wedding story.  I don't have all of it, but it starts in December 1949.



From what I have, it looks like Lois marries Clark, but she is convinced he is Superman.  Clark tells her he isn't, and she fires a gun with blanks in it at him in an attempt to prove his alter-identity. Clark evades this attempt (still lying to her), and they continue on their honeymoon cruise.  The cruise is hijacked...and I run out of strips.

Perhaps this is the lead in to the story we both heard about.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2006, 05:09:40 AM »

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she fires a gun with blanks in it at him in an attempt to prove his alter-identity..
Really? Interesting. In Richard Donner's original version of Superman II that is exactly how Lois exposes Clark's secret!

In Eddy Zeno's biography of Curt Swan he mentions that while Swan work on the Superman Daily strip, he did a seperate version of "Superman's Return to Krypton". Which in the comics was drawn by Wayne Boring. http://superman.nu/returntokrypton/srtk/ This story ran in the strip from Aug. 13th through Nov. 12th 1960. I am not sure if you have access to strips from that period but I would love to see some of this if its possible.

Your site is great binarysunrise, helping to reveal a forgotten part of Superman's history!
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2006, 11:53:04 AM »

Yea, I've talked with Eddy about the strips from this period.  The source he was using in Canada has since tossed their microfilm.  At the moment I only have up to mid-Jan 1950 Sad  

I'm having difficulty finding newspapers that carry the strip in the 50's.
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2006, 12:44:12 PM »

I REALLY, TRULY wish someone like Kitchen Sink Press would go ahead and reprint all of the rest of the Superman strips, including The World's Greatest Super-Heroes (and the Superman strip that took it over).  

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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2006, 01:29:19 PM »

I hear you.  I'd love to have a nice set of the dailies sitting on my shelf.  I'm about to redo my about page, and decided to make a list of the top 10 reasons why the dailies are important.  I guess #1 would be that they contain un(re)published Siegel era Superman material...

I swear that there is a market for this stuff, but I guess the problems like in tracking down the source material (I've spent two years and have only amassed up to 1950) and then to "clean up" the material for publishing (that'd be a lot of work....there's around 12,000 strips from all the series dailies and sundays...)
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« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2006, 05:01:04 PM »

Kitchen Sink Press went out of business in the 1990's
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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2006, 06:02:22 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2006, 06:34:06 PM »

Sterling puts out the new version of the Kitchen Sink Press dailies/sundays.  I don't know much about them, but I bet they would be more into reproducing books, rather than doing original research on the dailies.
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