Comic Book, "Action Comics"

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Description (Brief)
This is an "Action Comics" Comic Book featuring Superman.
Superman’s June 1938 appearance in Action Comics No. 1 gave birth to the superhero genre. Superman used his extraordinary powers to fight for “truth and justice.” The character’s popularity led to the creation of other costumed crime fighters such as Batman and Captain Marvel.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Art
1940
1939
ID Number
1988.3095.33
catalog number
1988.3095.33
nonaccession number
1988.3095
catalog number
.33
publisher
Action Comics
author
Siegel, Jerry
artist
Shuster, Joe
Siegel, Jerry
Shuster, Joe
Action Comics
subject
Superman
Comics
Expositions and Fairs
related event
New York World's Fair (1939)
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
book, comic
comic book