Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Daily Panel | Filthy, crime-festering slums

From Action Comics #8 (January 1939). Written by Jerry Siegel; drawn by Joe Shuster.

Another example of Superman's fighting for social justice: he demolishes inhabited slums, knowing that the government will send aid to rebuild nicer homes for the residents. This kind of activity got repeated in future versions of the character, but always with the government's endorsement and support. In Action Comics #8, he's working all on his own.

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