Front Cover Fridays #19

Ah, yes. It’s Superman’s comic book debut in Action Comics #1. Today, the company is DC Comics. Absolutely awesome. Creator Jerry Siegel came up with the story in 1933 originally as a comic strip, but was adapted to a comic book by Detective Comics in June 1938. The opening page (seen below) depicts the story we all know and love: a scientist from Krypton catapults his baby boy toward earth as his home planet is imploding. The baby is put in an orphanage and very quickly discovered to have enormous feats of strength, speed and durability. Thus, Superman was born.

 

About APC

Following his days in the Octagon, APC worked for an undisclosed amount of time tracking and studying a colony of Yetis in eastern Nepal (read more about his travels in his memoir, "Backgammon 101: Let the Yeti Win"). Nowadays, he spends his time in Havana fitting model ships inside glass bottles, and counting his gold bullions with his chimpanzee, Don Ultimo.
Currently Reading:
-Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
-East of Eden by John Stienbeck
-Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

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