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Action Comics 1, which featured Superman's first published appearance.
SinceSuperman stories have been regularly published in periodical comic books published by DC Comics. The first and oldest of these is Action Comicswhich began in April The second oldest periodical is Supermanwhich began in June Action Comics and Superman have been published without interruption ignoring changes to the title and numbering scheme.
Superman has sold more comic books over his lifetime than any other American superhero character. Superman 75 Nov sold over 23 million copies,  making it the best-selling issue of a comic book of all time, thanks to a media sensation over the supposedly permanent death of the character in that issue.
In MarchAction Comics sold just 51, copies, although such low figures are normal for superhero comic books in general for comparison, Amazing Spider-Man sold onlycopies. This made comic books less accessible to children. Superman comic strip Beginning in Januarya Superman daily comic strip appeared in newspapers, syndicated through the McClure Syndicate.
A color Sunday version was added that November. Jerry Siegel wrote most of the strips until he was conscripted in The Sunday strips had a narrative continuity separate from the daily strips, possibly because Siegel had to delegate the Sunday strips to ghostwriters. Siegel and his fellow writers had developed the character with little thought of building a coherent mythology, but as the number of Superman titles and the pool of writers grew, Weisinger demanded a more disciplined approach.
Elements such as BizarroSupergirlthe Phantom Zonethe Fortress of Solitudealternate varieties of kryptoniterobot doppelgangersand Krypto were introduced during this era. The complicated universe built under Weisinger was beguiling to devoted readers but alienating to casuals.
By his own admission, Weisinger had grown out of touch with newer readers. These changes would eventually be reversed by later writers. Schwartz allowed stories with serious drama such as " For the Man Who Has Everything " Superman Annual 11in which the villain Mongul torments Superman with an illusion of happy family life on a living Krypton.
His retirement coincided with DC Comics' decision to streamline the shared continuity called the DC Universe with the companywide-crossover storyline " Crisis on Infinite Earths ". Writer John Byrne rewrote the Superman mythos, again reducing Superman's powers, which writers had slowly re-strengthened, and revised many supporting characters, such as making Lex Luthor a billionaire industrialist rather than a mad scientist, and making Supergirl an artificial shapeshifting organism because DC wanted Superman to be the sole surviving Kryptonian.
Carlin was promoted to Executive Editor for the DC Universe books ina position he held until Carlson took his place as editor of the Superman comics. Aesthetic style In the earlier decades of Superman comics, artists were expected to conform to a certain "house style".
After Shuster left National, Wayne Boring succeeded him as the principal artist on Superman comic books.
Superman franchise Radio The first adaptation of Superman beyond comic books was a radio show, The Adventures of Supermanwhich ran from to for 2, episodes, most of which were aimed at children. The episodes were initially 15 minutes long, but after they were lengthened to 30 minutes.
Most episodes were done live. Seventeen episodes in total were made, each 8—10 minutes long. The first nine episodes were produced by Fleischer Studios and the next eight were produced by Famous Studios.
Bud Collyer provided the voice of Superman.Latest breaking news, including politics, crime and celebrity. Find stories, updates and expert opinion. Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more.
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