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« on: July 21, 2006, 06:38:32 PM »

So I am working on studying the Superman newspaper strips.  One recurring character is Little Susie, the neice of Lois Lane, who has a problem with lying, and often tries to prove that Clark Kent is Superman.

My question:  Does she occur in the comic books as well? (or a character similar to her?)  I haven't read that many 40s-50s Superman comics.

Anyhoo, she first appears in 1943, and I have her as late as 1951 in the newspaper strips.

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006, 07:05:55 PM »

Susie Tompkins did indeed appear in the comic books, starting with Action #59 (Apr. 1943), in the story entitled "Cinderella a la Superman" by Jerry Siegel, John Sikela and Ed Dobrotka.  It looks like this may have preceded her appearance in the strip, though not by much.

She hung around for a few years, even allying herself with Mxyzptlk in Superman #40 (May/Jun 1946).  I think her final appearance was in 1955, in Superman #95's "Susie's Enchanted Isle".
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006, 07:44:53 PM »

You can also check out our Supermanica too, but thanks to Osgood for more story refs!

http://superman.nu/wiki/index.php/Susie_Tompkins
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2006, 10:28:53 PM »

Thanks for the tips. I'll try to check that source more often Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 11:55:05 PM »

she pops up in a 1970s Mr and Mrs Superman story as well.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 12:11:07 AM »

Her entry in TGSB is rather big actually, I guess she was a big deal in the Golden Age.

I think I shall make her my next pet project.  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006, 12:22:36 AM »

Is the spelling Tompkins right according to TGSB, I see Tomkins in some internet sources?

I added Osgood Peabody's references to the regular entry, haven't looked for Earth 2 refs, but she has an Earth 2 entry at Supermanica too...
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006, 12:38:52 AM »

Any relation to Leslie?
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