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New York World's Fair Comics 1939 [A Story]

"Superman at the World's Fair"
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New York World's Fair Comics 1939 [A Story]
Universe:   Earth-Two 
Editor: Vincent Sullivan
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciler: Joe Shuster
Inker: Joe Shuster
Cover Artist : Vincent Sullivan, Joe Shuster, Fred B. Guardineer, Bert Christman
Cover Date : April 1939
On Sale Date: March 1939
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price : $0.25
Users Read: 48 Users Rated: 33
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Feature Comics #21 [Q Story]
Adventure Comics #40 [A Story]
New York World's Fair Comics 1939 [A Story]
New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [F Story]
New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [H Story]
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Clark and Lois are assigned to cover the World's Fair in New York. Will Superman make an appearance?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Superman last appeared in Action Comics (v1) #12 [A Story]. Superman next appears in Action Comics (v1) #13 [A Story].

Supporting Characters
  Lois Lane
  Lois Lane last appeared in Action Comics (v1) #10 [A Story]. Lois Lane next appears in Superman (v1) #1 [A Story].

  Nick Stone First Appearance
  This is Nick Stone's only appearance.

Other Characters
  George Taylor
  George Taylor last appeared in Action Comics (v1) #12 [A Story]. George Taylor next appears in Superman (v1) #1 [A Story].

Group Appearances
Daily Star
Daily Star last appeared in Action Comics (v1) #1 [A Story]. Daily Star next appears in Superman (v1) #1 [A Story].
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  go2shaw Says:    
  2017-11-10 14:06:29  
  These old comics are like time capsules. How many people around today have even HEARD of the New York World's Fair I wonder? Lovin' it...  

  Ice Says:    
  2017-12-08 14:04:34  
  Whoa, Superman's blond hair on the cover freaks me out. I've seen him so many times with that iconic blueish-black hair that that miscoloring is suuuuper weird.

Another cool bullet catching sequence! Though, I think the last time Superman did that, it was demonstrated in a much cooler way visually.

All in, I'm not *crazy* about these kinds of tie in comics, but this is certainly an interesting little historical novelty. Superman at the New York World's Fair. You'd think he'd be the number one attraction.

  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-02 22:56:00  
  Superman with blond hair on the cover. I can't unsee it! Aggh!

Fun little story. We're treated to some building instead of the destructive streak we've been seeing from Supes lately. Typical Lois-rescue sequence, of course; is this the first time he's actually caught a bullet aimed at her? And catching that skydiver whose parachute didn't open; this is the Superman we're used to. Interesting that we see the most typical elements of the classic Superman here for the first time in a promotional comic rather than his own series. Sure, we've seen the classic and familiar elements in previous stories, but this story *felt* like classic Superman from beginning to end.

3 stars. It might've been fun to see Superman, Zatara, Scoop, Sandman, and others in a team-up, but as far as that concept goes, we're not there yet. But oh, the possibilities....

  thatsAgoodONE11 Says:    
  2018-01-08 21:47:04  
  This is a great little story that showcases all the powers and story elements in Superman stories up to this point. This is the first time we see him outside of Action Comics and he has only been around for less than a year so this demo is totally called for. We get the Clark/Lois dynamic, the Superman/Lois dynamic, Superman showing his jumping abilities, Superman using super-vision, Superman catching bullets and falling men, and even Superman showing his social justice side by finishing up the infantile paralysis exhibit.

As a story, it's all over the place, but this time it's a good thing. This is a great way to bring readers over to Action Comics and soon the new Superman title.


  Neskit Says:    
  2018-03-05 11:08:31  
  This was a great issue.. one of the best of Supes so far.  

  LarryE Says:    
  2018-07-01 10:36:38  
  By the time of the fair, Superman was so popular that he got his own day & an actor became the 1st person to portray Superman in costume for a meet and greet. July 3, 1940 was Superman Day at the Fair and athletic contests and special promotions were held for children for whom admission price was reduced for the day.  

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