Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Superman in Manitoba

Not long after Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1, published on April 18, 1938 (dated on the cover to June 1938) the Superman comic strip was published in the Winnipeg Evening Tribune.  The promotional article, announced on October 31, 1939, used local landmarks like the Red River and the Golden Boy on the top of the legislative building dome to stir the young Manitoban’s imaginations.

The strip was announced on October 31, 1939 and finally made its debut as a daily on November 3, 1939 followed by a color half-Sunday page the following Saturday.

On September 13, 1941, under a banner featuring portraits of the creators was an article by John Kobler reprinted from the Saturday Evening Post.

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