Star-Spangled Kid's First Appearance--Not?!

Category: Comics
Last article published: 6 June 2019 (it's a pretty common label)
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So Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy are on the books as first appearing in Star-Spangled Comics #1 (October 1941), but that's because ads don't count as appearances, only stories. That said, the Kid got an ad that LOOKS like a comic in Action Comics #40 the month before, so it MIGHT be his first appearance. It's a PREVIEW. Give or take them talking to the camera. Just look at page 2 of this 4th-wall-breaking sucker!
They reveal their secret identities - they trust us! - and then Superman himself vouches for them before letting Herry Siegel HIMSELF come on to promise the sort of stories we REALLY like. Wow, a message from Earth-Prime! But how does Mr. Siegel know what we like, boys?
What ARE you pointing at? Ah, I see...
More than just the confidence that comes with writing a hit strip, Mr. Siegel has crafted the Kid's adventures using "the result of months careful research into just what sort of features [we] readers DEMAND!" Or in other words, hey, Robin is doing really well for the Batman strip, what if the teenage reader stand-in were the lead instead of the sidekick?

You can trust that drunk sailor. This book has everything. Coming soon to the SBG's One Panel feature.


Rafael Bisono said...

I miss him. Why did they have to kill him?


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