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A 1946 article by Mort Weisinger (1915 - 1978), who is remembered primarily as the editor for DC Comics' SUPERMAN throughout much of the Fifties and Sixties. His four page history of Superman, lays out not simply the origins of the character but all his great successes when deployed on behalf of the enemies of bad grammar, tooth decay, and slot machines. The author lucidly explained his own amazement at the fact that during those years spanning 1936 through 1946, Superman not only fought tooth and nail for truth, justice and the American way, but had been successfully harnessed by numerous ad men to advocate for the study of geography, civics, literacy, vocabulary and the importance of iron salvage in wartime.

At the time Weisinger penned this article, SUPERMAN was purchased annually by as many as 30,000,000 buyers.

Click here to read about the roll comic books played during the Second World War.

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It's Superman! (Coronet Magazine, 1946)

It's Superman! (Coronet Magazine, 1946)

It's Superman! (Coronet Magazine, 1946)

It's Superman! (Coronet Magazine, 1946)

It's Superman! (Coronet Magazine, 1946)

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