Thoughts & life experiences of a Chicago area graphic artist

18 April 2018

Happy Birthday Superman! Action Comics #1:The Big Bang of the Super Hero Genre in Comics

The comic book publishing industry as we know it was revolutionized on this day in 1938. That first issue of Action Comics was electrifying. It lay the foundation for a media empire and a Pop Culture Icon that still has global devotees after these 80 years.


 Superman Illustration © by O. Douglas Jennings
Below is a video that was created for Superman's 75th Anniversary:


Some might say Superman has lost some of his luster in these cynical times when the Lex Luthors of the world seem to be in power. But I think the Last Son of Krypton who, in his earliest depictions was a hero for the oppressed,  is more relevant than ever.

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