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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2006, 10:24:35 PM »

Oh yea, this is from my personal research.  I went through 4 or 5 online historic newspapers, searching for the key term "Superman".  It brought back some 19,000 items, 1938-1966.  Mostly I was looking for articles related to the Superman daily newspaper strip (of which I found a handful), or other chapters that I am working on for my book - such as reactions to violence in the Superman comics/radio/strips (a lot of articles) or lawsuits revolving around the newspaper strips (this didn't make the paper).  So I saved the interesting Superman files, but don't really have a use for them. (And this is just a limited newspaper search, it doesn't include my research into magazines or what I have from microfilm).

But yeah, together they build a nice picture of the influence of Superman in our culture.
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2006, 11:03:11 PM »

Another on the state of the comic industry from February 1959.  But don't we all pine for sin and sex??

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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2006, 01:24:25 AM »

More hurt kids.  From February 11, 1957:



From November 8, 1958.  I guess those capes in the advertisements are not flame proof....perhaps he should have sued them instead...


I am not sure if this counts.  The *teenager* was obviously off his meds...
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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2006, 01:26:31 AM »

From September 1953.  I guess they kept showing the Fleischer cartoons...

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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2006, 01:29:45 AM »

The 1940 World's Fair.  Here's the morning Superman schedule from June 3, 1940:


And the following day's results of the Superboy/girl competition.  I wonder where these people are now, and whatever happened to their trophies (can't quite see if that's Superman on the top...)

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« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2006, 01:32:07 AM »

One way to end WWII...from February 1940.

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« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2006, 02:01:42 AM »

So Superman is a dangle-dandy, not that there's anything wrong with it Smiley
From February 1955.
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« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2006, 02:03:12 AM »

Being in this kid's place once, I can relate.  From August 1957.
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