Superman: Sunday Classics 1939 – 1943 Review


Superman: Sunday Classics 1939 – 1943

By Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Illustrator)

Check out my review on Youtube.

Superman: Sunday Classics collects all of Superman’s Sunday comic strips from 1939 til 1943 and puts them all together in what ended up being a very fun read.

To say Superman was a different person at the start is an understatement.

Superman: Sunday Classics 1939 – 1943 collects all of the Sunday Comic strips and puts them all together into an easy to read collection. It is better read as a coffee table read than  how you would read a novel, but anyone who enjoys Superman as a character, or maybe just enjoys DC Comics, will find this surprisingly enjoyable.

Whether these Sunday comic strips came before Superman’s comic books is not clearly explained (though how I interpreted it was that Superman was in these comic strips first), but either way, the Superman that was introduced back in 1939 was a very different character to the one that we all think of today. He was still from Krypton, but I will leave it up to you to read it if you wish to find out what was different about him.

None of the iconic super villains were introduced within these comic strips, but towards the end of this collection, the villains that Superman faced changed from petty thief’s and the like to people that we would picture as villains in a comic book universe.

At the start, about 10 pages are dedicated as to how Siegel and Shuster came up with the idea of Superman, and how they went about getting him to become a published character.

I did very much enjoy find out about Superman’s origin, and who long it took Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to actually get Superman into the Sunday Newspapers shows that nothing good comes easy.


Have you read Superman: Sunday Classics 1939 – 1943? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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