Source: The Adventures of Superman by George Lowther (Applewood Books, 1942; reprint 1995)
Type: BookI've never read it, so here are some second-hand sources:
From Library Journal (via Amazon): This novel was first published in 1942 to cash in on the man of steel's popularity in comics as well as on radio for which Lowther was a scriptwriter. Superman has proved a hero for all ages and is almost as popular today as he was 40 years ago. The character is still featured in comics and is fodder for feature films, TV cartoons, and a weekly TV series. Though originally written for a young adult audience, this is probably a little too sophisticated for today's youth and will probably find a wider readership among adults who enjoyed Superman as kids. This also contains color and black-and-white illustrations. A great piece of Americana.
From Amazon reviewer Chris Cho: This novel is full of exciting action, yet it is also meaningful because it lets the reader know what is going on in Clark's head during all this. I think it is important in all books to let the reader know what is happening in the minds of the characters in addition to their environment. My favorite part of the book was when Clark discovered his first super power, x-ray vision, when he was 13 years old. At first it was of course awkward and maybe a little scary for him. But when he learned to control it, it became very useful. This part of the book was exciting because this was when Clark found out he was from a different planet. This is when the book picks up speed and starts to get even more exciting!
And an interesting historical note from Wikipedia: In his 1942 novel, George Lowther changes the names Jor-L, Kal-L and Lora (Superman's birth mother) to the more modern Jor-El and Lara.
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