Golden Age Superman
005 Golden Age Superman -- September 1938

Hello, and welcome again to Golden Age Superman.  This week, we're taking a look at Action Comics 5, which is probably my favorite issue we've done so far.  The Superman story is a little shorter, but it's a rather good action-packed adventure with Superman saving a town from a ruptured dam.  Also, the Superman/Clark/Lois triangle officially starts with this issue.  So come check it out!

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  • Well, shows how good 40-plus years of memory are. I did a little searching and found a write-up complete with mp3 files of two of the adventures. What I didn't remember is that it was indeed billed (erroneously) as "Superman's first adventure from Action Comics #1." I think it was probably rather the first adventure that would work well as such an adaptation. Listen to those mp3s! Great stuff! - Cheers, Kent

    posted by: Kent Hare on 2011-08-19 20:48:39

  • This is a _great_ podcast. I discovered it (I think through your posting on a Facebook group I'm also in) a couple of weeks ago and have been having a ball listening to it from the beginning. The story "Superman and the Dam" really brings back memories for me. When I was just a kid, ca. 1966 I think, it was one of several Superman stories that were dramatized on an LP album - the cover is shown here: Being about 5 at the time, I had no idea it was from one of the very first Superman stories in Action Comics. I only knew it was an authentic Golden Age adventure when I found it in Jules Feiffer's book _The Great Comic Book Heroes_ a few years later. Thanks for the memories. - Kent

    posted by: Kent Hare on 2011-08-19 01:40:29

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