Before the internet, before cable and DVR’s, before cell phones and social media people would read something called a “newspaper” to get information about their local and world news and events. On every Sunday, within those paper pages, there was a way to unleash your mind, read about fantastic new worlds, fight organized crime and you always were left with a cliff hanger.
We are talking about the weekly Sunday comic strips. Because we didn’t have all those electronics and ways to communicate like we do today, the world seemed much smaller back then but the Sunday comics would expand your world to magical, fantastic places, and allow you to live vicariously through the lives of fictional heroes and villains.
IDW Publishing is set to release their second book in their Superman Sundays series. It collects nearly 170 sequential Sunday pages that have never been reprinted…until now. These classic comics, beginning August 11, 1946 and continuing through October 16, 1949 fill another major gap in the Superman mythos and ensure that these stories are saved and told again, like they deserve to be.
Superman was originally created in 1938 by two ambitious Cleveland youngsters, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Their defender of the oppressed became an enduring smash sensation in comics, radio, animation, television, and motion pictures. He remains the little guy’s White Knight, battling terrestrial and extra-terrestrial menaces and standing for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
In a full eighteen adventures, Superman’s travels take him around the globe. as well as through time and space. The Man of Steel solves the case of the Curiosity Crimes, becomes a rival for Cleopatra’s affections in ancient Egypt, is exposed to radiation that turns him into Superbabe, battles a prehistoric animal called a “Paleomatzoball” (!), reprises the “Superman’s Service to Servicemen” series with a couple of services for veterans, encounters an ancient civilization in the lost valley of Ru, meets up with Angus the talking dog, and to top it all off, witnesses Lois marrying Clark Kent—or does he?!
This amazing collection comes in an oversized 9.25″ x 12″” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket and 184 pages of super-adventures. It features an introduction by Eisner Award-winning, American comic book writer, Mark Waid. The book is edited and designed by Dean Mullaney and has a sensational cover by American cartoonist, painter, editor and author, Pete Poplaski. This collection is a must-have for any fans of Superman and hits stores on November 4th for $49.99. CLICK HERE to order your copy today.