SUPERMAN SUNDAY PAGE #1A. (DC – McClure Publications – November 1939). Beautifully framed with Conservation UV Reflective Glass. This is Very Rare. This Rare Sunday page is highly prized for its fantastic graphics and story (by co-creator JOE SHUSTER and JERRY SIEGEL) that Introduced SUPERMAN to a new audience that would eventually help him gain world wide popularity. The first Superman Sunday episode was released on November 5, 1939. But as newspapers across the nation signed up for the SUPERMAN sunday pages, it was apparent that an entirely new audience would be reading SUPERMAN for the first time, so this fantastic introduction story was created in November 1939 and was to be displayed one week before the strip would begin in each paper signing up to run SUPERMAN in their Sunday Funnies section…. Presented here is that amazing introduction story, explaining who SUPERMAN is, his origin, his alter ego (Clark Kent), his relationship with the beautiful reporter (Lois Lane), his astounding strength and abilities, Plus the promise of an exciting adventure each week…. This is truly a critically important piece of SUPERMAN history with only the very early KEY Action Comic books a better find. Why this is so Rare. Due to the very fragile nature and large size of the early Sunday pages, very few survived over the years. Unlike comic books these Sunday pages had no thick higher quality covers to protect them as the comic books did. Even a single day of exposure to sunlight would ruin them, and nearly every young boy would tack them to their walls at home, or cut them up for scrapbooks. Consequently, this Sunday page is truly a Rare item today. A bit of HISTORY. Superman, created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, first appeared in 30 daily strips that they labored over for four years (from concept to finished work in 1934 – 1938). These daily strips were reworked several times in order to produce a hopeful comic strip star, with their final submission sent to McClure newspaper syndicate in the early Spring of 1938. They were rejected once again but the strips were literally sitting on the desk of the editor when Vincent Sullivan happened to come by looking for rejected material for the purpose of comic book ideas. The Superman strips were handed to him and he immediately knew they would be perfect for the new title he was working on, called ACTION COMICS. Securing permission from Siegel and Shuster, the rejected newspaper strips were cut up and arranged on comic book pages. He had Siegel and Shuster create a few more panels to allow for better transition and asked them to create a cover. The result was Action Comics #1 (June, 1938). Action Comics #2 and #3 were created in this same way, being cut up from these rejected newspaper strips. A huge campaign was initiated by McClure touting the coming of Superman in their papers (these early ads are quite rare and valuable by the way) and on January 16, 1939 SUPERMANs first adventure strip was published. With a readership that eventually dwarfed the comic books, Superman became a national sensation. The daily strip series became extremely successful and by the Winter of 1939 SUPERMAN had been awarded a spot in the full color Sunday pages. The art and stories of these early newspaper stories are spectacular, showcasing some of Shusters best art by the way. This Sunday page is unconditionally guaranteed to be fully Original, from 1939 – It is NOT a reprint. Packaging: I package each item extremely secure. Curious about my company? Then take a moment to find out. Guaranteed to be authentic. The item “SUPERMAN SUNDAY PAGE #1A AMAZING HIGH GRADE! Nov 1939 RARE! ORIGIN” is in sale since Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Golden Age (1938-55)\Superhero”. The seller is “dizneyart” and is located in Castle Rock, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Publisher: McClure Syndicate
- Main Character: Superman
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Publication Date: November 1939
- Issue Number: 1A