Friday, 14 November 2014

Superman: The first radio show

In June 1938 the first issue of Action Comics appeared on the news stands featuring a new concept. The superhero.

Superman was born and went on to be an iconic fictional character around the world. Only a couple of years later as the rest of the world went to war, Superman became a long running radio show.

What follows is the first ever episode from 1940. As you will learn from the narration the early Superman was not quite as we know him today. He didn't fly, just jumped a fair distance, sometimes over buildings, could outrun a train and so on.

His other powers came later.

So without further adieu is a piece of history

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