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The Adventures of Superman

The Adventures of Superman

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The Adventures of Superman

by LOWTHER, George Francis

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1942 SUPERMAN 1ed Superhero Graphic Novel DC Comic Lowther Color Illustrated

"When Superman came out, it galvanized the entire industry. It's just part of the American scene. Superman is going to live forever."

― Jack Kirby, Comics Journal

Superman is one of the most popular fictional superheroes of all time, published by DC Comics. Superman appeared in various radio shows, newspaper comics, and eventually television and movie premiers. Because of his popularity, the name Superman has become synonymous with the American comic book. The book is the first novelization of a comic book character, and the first Superman story written by someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman's birth and early life.

This 1942 first book edition by Random House features nine full-page illustrations with all 4 color illustrations.

Item number: #30893

Price: $750

LOWTHER, George Francis

The Adventures of Superman

New York: Random House, 1942. First edition.


· Collation: Complete with all pages

o x, 3-215, [1]

o Illustrated throughout (including 4 color plates)

· Edition Notes:

o First Edition copyright dated 1942

· Language: English

· Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure

o Red cloth

o Facsimile dust jacket

· Size: ~9.25in X 6.25in (23.5cm x 16cm)

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The Adventures of Superman
LOWTHER, George Francis
Hardcover; tight and secure
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Random House
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New York
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1942 SUPERMAN 1ed Superhero Graphic Novel DC Comic Lowther Color Illustrated, rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian

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