Welcome to episode 19 of The Thrilling Adventures of Superman. The show’s mission is to explore the history and development of the Superman in his formative years by chronicling the Man of Steel’s Golden Age adventures in comics, radio and film.
It may not be ACTION COMICS, but there’s still plenty of action as Michael look at the 1939 issue of NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS! Mystery, thrills and adventure follow when Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent to cover the greatest show on Earth — the historic New York World’s Fair! The Trylon, the Perisphere, and Helicline and, of course, our hero, Superman, are all on full display as the Fair celebrates the “World of Tomorrow!”
You’re to cover the opening of the greatest show on Earth — the New York World’s Fair!!
-The still-nameless Daily Star editor
The cover to the 1939 issue of NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS by Vin Sullivan and Fred Guardineer
A close-up look at the blonde Superman from the cover.
More powerful than TWO locomotives!
Superman descends amid the fireworks
Ride 'em, cowgirl
Links mentioned in the episode:
- 1939 New York World’s Fair Wikipedia entry
- New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 information site by Alan Anderson
- The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair: Welcome to Tomorrow
- Images of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair
- The 1939 Westinghouse Time Capsule at Tales of Future Past
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