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Superman In The Forties (2005) - TPB
"Superman In The Forties"
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Robert 'Bob' Greenberger
James Winslow Mortimer - 'Win Mortimer'
Jack Schiff
Vincent A. Sullivan - 'Vin'
Mort Weisinger

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David Tanguay
 

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Cover Date: 2005
Cover Price: US $ 19.99

Issue Tagline: 18 Early Adventures of the Man of Tomorrow!

Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 192 pages

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Reprints/Collects:
Action Comics (1938) #1
Action Comics (1938) #2
Action Comics (1938) #14
Action Comics (1938) #23
Action Comics (1938) #64
Action Comics (1938) #93
Action Comics (1938) #107
Superboy (1949) #5
Superman (1939) #1
Superman (1939) #23
Superman (1939) #40
Superman (1939) #53
Superman (1939) #58
Superman (1939) #61
World's Finest Comics (1941) #37

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All reprints no new materials.

There's also a 2 page Superman story "What If Superman Ended The War?" from Look Magazine (1943).

Foreword, "When the World Needed a Champion, Superman Showed Us What One Looked Like", by Bob Hughes

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Bea Carroll
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Superman, a man from a dying planet where civilization was far more advanced came to Earth as a baby and developed incredible powers as he matured. Now he uses these power to benefit mankind as a champion of the oppressed.

Publicly revealing himself for the first time, Superman brings confessed murderess, Bea Carroll to the Governor's mansion in time to prevent the scheduled execution of Evelyn Curry, the woman accused of the crime.

When he changes into his secret identity as Clark Kent, he reports to his newly acquired job as a reporter at the Daily Star. In the newsroom, Clark receives a tip concerning a wife-beating. Arriving as Superman, he gives the man a taste of his own medicine before turning him over to the police.

Later, Clark asks pretty reporter Lois Lane for a date. Lois reluctantly goes out with Clark, but is disgusted when he won?t stand up to some hoodlums who harass Lois. Lois leaves the club, but she is kidnapped by Butch Mason, one of her harassers. Clark dons his costume and overtakes Butch's car. He rescues Lois and leaves Butch for the police.

Clark is later assigned to cover a war in the small South American country of San Monte. Before he makes the trip, Clark travels to Washington D.C. and sees Senator Barrows speaking to lobbyist Alex Greer concerning a senate bill. Leaping around the city with Greer tucked under his arm, Superman tries to force Greer to tell him who is behind the corruption of the Senator.

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War is brewing in San Monte and Emil Norvell, a wealthy munitions manufacturer, is profiting from selling arms to both sides. While traveling to San Monte with Lois Lane, Superman battles Norvell's toughs. Once in San Monte, he forces Norvell to join the army and demonstrates to him firsthand the horrors of war. Meanwhile, Lois has been arrested as a spy and Superman must save her from a firing squad. Ultimately convinced that war must be averted, Norvell returns to the U.S. vowing, "The most dangerous thing I?ll manufacture is a firecracker." Then the Man of Steel brings the commanders of the warring armies face to face, where they discover they've been manipulated and have no quarrel with each other.

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