One Panel #75-78: Ok, Yes, a New Superhero

From Superman: "The Big Scoop" by Siegel & Shuster, Action Comics #5 (October 1938)

Some romance for you today. The whole sequence was pretty funny actually, with Superman at first refusing Lois' kiss with a "Lady! Pleas--!", and then marveling at the "super-kiss" he got. By the end, however, Clark reveals his feelings for her, and she couldn't care less. Perfectly encapsulates the relationship for the next couple decades.

From The Crimson Avenger: "Block Buster" by Jim Chambers, Detective Comics #20 (October 1938)

Ladies and gentlemen, we finally have a second costumed hero - I'm assuming you weren't counting Zatara, though it would be legitimate - and it's the Crimson Avenger! Do you dare call his bluff? The Crimson is definitely DC's first MASKED hero. Hear more about him HERE.

From Radio Squad: "Fire at 1321 Ontario" by Siegel & Shuster, More Fun Comics #36 (October 1938)

I'm not ENTIRELY convinced that guy would make a good fireman either.

From Superman: "Superman, Gridiron Hero" by Siegel & Shuster, New Adventure Comics #31 (October 1938)

Hey! I didn't know the original meaning of "loophole" was an arrow slit! A hole in the wall that nevertheless doesn't make a fortress any less impregnable, which I guess is where the current meaning stems from. Huh. You learn something new every day.

This is the last issue of New Adventure Comics; with #32, it becomes, simply, Adventure Comics, a title that will last into the early 1980s. But that's a ways yet.



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