The Super-Hero comic book genre had its beginning with the 1938 introduction of the Superman character in the enormously famous first issue of Action Comics. Months later in January of 1939, the popular “Man of Steel” began appearing in daily newspaper strips around the country. Highlighting this group of (3) 1930s comic strip “dailies” is a 3/28/39 San Francisco Chronicle section featuring “Superman – by Siegel and Shuster” episode 4, strip 62 “Jewel Smugglers”, with “©1938 McClure Newspaper Syndicate”. Published less than ninety days into the iconic super-hero’s newspaper run, this early strip consists of four panels with Superman scaring information out of one villain and two other bad guys plotting against Lois Lane. Neighboring strips include notables Dick Tracy, Moon Mullins, Terry and the Pirates and Charlie Chan.
Also present are (2) other San Francisco Chronicle comic strip sections dated 10/9/30 and 9/1/38. In addition to the line-ups of classic comic characters depicted in these vintage pages, sports fans will enjoy the bonus of reverse sports coverage featuring Connie Mack, Honus Wagner and more.
All (3) of the offered sections remain supple and appealing with bold graphics and text and only light overall wear with deference to foxing on the perimeters and original horizontal compacting folds at center.