"SUPERMAN" 1944 SUNDAY PAGE STAT.
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The "Superman" daily newspaper comic strip began Jan. 16, 1939, w/a Sunday page being added Nov. 5, 1939. These strips ran continuously until May 1966. Offered here is 12x17" bw printing proof on stiff paper for 1944 Sunday page in which Superman appears w/US military members, informing general about a request from Japanese Major Saki Sukiyaki for display of Superman's strength as part of "Superman's Service For Servicemen." After informing US forces of the Japanese gun positions, enemy forces, etc., Superman swims to island, emerging from the sea to be met by anti-aircraft fire, of which he states "Massage Has A Tonic Effect On The Body" and comments about the tickling effect of bullets. Japanese major calls cease fire after proving Superman's invulnerability, so as not to waste bullets. He then asks a favor of Superman. Left and bottom margins have some streaks of staining, but overall stat remains VF. Dan Makara Collection.
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