THE REIGN OF THE SUPER-MAN
High quality reprint of “the Reign of the Super-man,” the very first “superman” story by Gerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Not a comic book, but a short novel in the style of the pulps, it tells the story of Bill Dunn, a down-of-his-luck man who acquires superpowers through a radical experiment.
The story has all the main elements of the superman myth: a bald super-villain, an unknown element coming from space that mutates human beings, telescopic-vision, aliens, and an indomitable quest for absolute power.
It was originally published on Science Fiction – The Advance Guard of Future Civilization #3 (Jan. 1933), one of the very first fanzine to be created, which Siegel and Shuster developed with a typewriter and mimeographic machine for printing.
Also collected for the first time: “Goober the Mighty”, Siegel’s Tarzan parody, Stiletto Vance the vain detective, and other raw gems the creators of Superman developed for the Torch, the High School newspaper they worked for.