Comic Book, "Action Comics"

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
Object Name
book, comic
comic book
Date made
1940
date made
1939
publisher
Action Comics
author
Siegel, Jerry
artist
Shuster, Joe
maker
Siegel, Jerry
Shuster, Joe
Action Comics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1988.3095.33
catalog number
1988.3095.33
nonaccession number
1988.3095
catalog number
.33
subject
Superman
Comics
Expositions and Fairs
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Art
event
New York World's Fair (1939)
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

5/7/2015 8:56:56 AM
National Museum of American History
Please note that this is not issue #1, but from a year or two later. The vast majority of our collections are in storage; it's not possible to predict when or if a particular item will go on display.
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