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Superman Turns 80!

Superman book cover

June 21, 2018

If you traveled back in time to June of 1938 you could buy yourself a copy of Action Comics #1 (the first comic book to feature Superman) for 10 cents. Today, the same copy would cost you a few million dollars!

Superman was created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel in the late 1930s and has since become the most recognized superhero. The character is often credited with giving rise to the entire superhero/comic book genre. In the decades since, Superman has grown into a multi-media enterprise. His heroic tales have been portrayed through radio, TV, film, and more, not to mention the countless collectables items and merchandise he’s inspired.

Marathon County Public Library is celebrating this milestone for the Man of Steel and encouraging you to check out a variety of Superman our items and explore the other comics we have to offer.

Here’s to saying that famous phrase for 80 years more…."Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!"


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