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Tuesday, 14 July 2015
PART TWO OF SUPERMAN COVER GALLERY...
Well, there's no point hanging around, so here's another six covers
in this two-part gallery of the first dozen issues of SUPERMAN's own
magazine from the 1930s & '40s. The creators of Supes were often later
touted as paupers before being awarded a life-pension by National/DC
in the '70s, but they actually earned a small fortune from their time on the
Man of Steel that should've lasted them a good many years. Between
1940 and 1950, the annual American wage was around $1,900 - yet, in
1948, SIEGEL & SHUSTER conceded the rights to SUPERBOY for
a payment of over $94,000. And remember - that didn't include the
reputed $50,000 a year they had each been paid when they
provided NPP with Superman material.
Anyway, make of that what you will, but in the meantime
enjoy these six cracking covers from a bygone age!
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, July 14, 2015