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Superman 112 - Clark Kent's apartment block, Superman's costume troubles, and the three strongmen

Atlas, Hercules and Samson appear on the cover of Superman 112 (March 1957), but alas there are no mythological heroes in the issue itself.

Clark Kent’s apartment is introduced in this story, by Finger, Boring and Kaye, as well as a number of his neighbours.  253 more words

Superman 110 - Luthor's enlarging ray

It may be a few years later, but I feel safe to say that the cover of Superman 110 (Jan. 57) was inspired by the movie Them! 141 more words

Superman 97 - Superman's memory, and Superboy's farewell

Super-memory is at the core of the cover story of Superman 97 (May 1955).

Finger and Plastino spin this tale. To root out a criminal hiding with hoboes, Clark Kent goes undercover, taking on the identity of a former sideshow performer, known for his amazing memory.  203 more words

Superman 90 - Superman covers his trail, and steals world monuments

Superman’s past in Smallville is the basis for the cover story in Superman 90 (July 1954).

A noted historian comes to Smallville to write a book about Superman’s early life, and asks the hero for help.  128 more words

Superman 87 - The Thing from 40,000 A.D., and Superman vs the Prankster - the stage play

The Thing from 40,000 A.D. debuts in Superman 87 (Feb. 54), in a story by Finger, Boring and Kaye.  The title alludes to the successful science-fiction horror film, “The Thing from Another World,” while the character itself bears a strong resemblance to the alien from “Who Goes There?” the short-story that inspired the film. 229 more words

Retro Review: Batman #1 (1940) - "The Cat"

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. 1,439 more words

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Superman 78 - The Beast from Krypton, and Lois Lane meets Lana Lang

Krypton stories are coming strong now.  The previous issue dealt with a scientist who had contacted Jor-El, and travelled by matter-transmitter to Krypton before its destruction, and in Superman 78 (Sept/Oct 52) Finger, Boring and Kaye have the first of many Kryptonian monsters come to Earth. 278 more words