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Author Topic: Origin of Superman  (Read 6576 times)
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« on: March 11, 2007, 11:00:14 PM »

Where did the idea for Superman originate? In a novel? A magazine article? I have no idea and would like to find out. Perhaps it is answered elsewhere on this forum and if it is I cannot yet find it....thanks in advance for any info.....
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 11:04:01 PM »

This forum is just one small part of the site, go to this page and look around a bit:

http://superman.nu/a/welcome.php

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http://superman.nu/a/comics.php
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 11:09:38 PM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 12:02:38 AM »

I checked out those sites (actually another part of THIS site I am on now) but I thought that dealt with the origins of Superman in the story. I am wondering how the idea FOR the Superman story began, whether in a novel/magazine article/short story etc if anyone knows...thanks
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 12:27:00 AM »

Well there's a lot more here, look under Siegel and Schuster here:

http://superman.nu/a/creators.php

Essentially, however, the story "The Superman" with the character being a villain was pitched as a pulp book (published in an inexpensive format).  Superman as a comic was drawn for newspaper publication, not picked up, then cut and pasted by hand for Action Comics in 1938.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2007, 12:42:52 AM »

I see that now. I thought the idea for Superman came from some novel, but it was just thought up by those two gentlemen mentioned......thanks very much....people are a great help on this forum. Thanks....
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 01:10:39 AM »

Here is how it all began:

http://superman.nu/a/ges/Version0.php

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 01:16:48 AM »

That is what I saw earlier but could not think of the two names of the folks who thought up Superman. But we are so used to it now that it is hard to realize how original that idea really was. Thanks for your help, everyone who gave me info. I appreciate it.
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