332 – Supertween

In Adventure Comics #111 (October 1946), we see the second appearance of Jack Smart, reporter for the Daily Planet and Superboy’s Pal. Beyond experimenting with the supporting cast, Superboy is also aging. He was definitively ten years old at the beginning of 1946 and now appears to be almost an adolescent – maybe twelve years […]

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247 – Jimmy Gets A Last Name

Up until now, Jimmy Olsen has had very few appearances in the comic books. Mostly as an unnamed office boy, sometimes with blonde hair and sometimes with red. The one named appearance as “Jimmy” was back in Superman #13 (August 1941), but as far as I can tell, it wasn’t until World’s Finest Comics #13 […]

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133 – Perry White

Superman #7 (September 1940), introduced a new Daily Planet editor, Perry White, replacing the previous editor (George Taylor). The character of Perry White was actually introduced in February 1940 when the Adventures of Superman radio show began. It’s interesting to see how the various media incarnations of Superman (comic book, newspaper strip, radio show, cartoons) […]

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106 – Luthor!

February 1940 also brought another major character to the DC Universe with the introduction of Luthor, probably Superman‘s greatest villain. First appearing in Action Comics #23 (February 1940), Luthor was a mad scientist bent on world domination that used hypnotism to keep his lackeys in check. Later on in the month he also appeared in […]

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