Superman the War Years 1938-1945 Book
- By Roy Thomas
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Made in the U.S.A.
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!
The Man of Steel is one of the most recognized characters in pop culture. Although he may not be from this planet, his dedication to protecting its people is inspiring. Superman: The War Years 1938-1945 shows how his introduction at the start of World War II lifted the spirits of a weary country and brought people the hero they so desperately needed.
The National Archives has quite the collection of comic books in its holdings. Many were submitted in 1954 to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency as evidence of comics corrupting influence on the young.
The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings were televised, with Senators questioning individuals from the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dell, and EC Comics. For three days, experts testified on whether comic books were "printed poison" for young people. As a result of the hearings and the bad publicity that the comic book industry received, many of the comic book companies agreed to form the Comics Code Authority to self-regulate their comic books.