For our [Superman Fan Club] first reading in June, we’ll be sampling Superman stories from the beginning, middle and the end of the Silver to Bronze Age. You may feel like we are racing through these materials, but honest, it’s just the theme this time around again!
(Fred Hembeck tribute cover done many years later)
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #308 (January 1964) Action 308 “SUPERMAN MEETS THE GOLIATH-HERCULES!” A lightning bolt hurls Superman into a strange parallel world, where he must help Hercules, who looks oddly like Goliath. Plus, Supergirl is astonished by a little red-haired girl named Candy, who has superpowers similar to her own, in “THE SUPER-TOT FROM NOWHERE!”
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #309 (February 1964) Action 309 “THE SUPERMAN SUPER-SPECTACULAR!” When Our American Heroes, a TV show honoring great Americans, honors Superman, he is perplexed as to how he will find someone to portray Clark. The man for the job is none other than President John F. Kennedy. Plus, “THE UNTOLD STORY OF ARGO CITY!”
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS (1941-) #199 (December 1970) Worlds Finest 199 The race between Flash and Superman comes to the finish line!
SUPERMAN (1939-) #236 (February 1971) Superman 236 “Planet of the Angels.” Always remember, beware musical flowers.
DC Comics Presents (1978-) #2 (September 1978) (bi monthly!) DC Comics Presents #2 Superman and the Flash star in “Race to the End of Time!” More Marty Pasko
And finally…ONE MORE CRAZY SUPERMAN / FLASH MASHUP FROM THE PAST! A hidden glistening gem in our DC Universe library! WARNING: NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED, BRING YOUR OWN SMELLING-SALTS!!!
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #314 (July 1964) [Action 314]
“THE DAY SUPERMAN BECAME THE FLASH!” Superman is summoned by fellow members of the Justice League to view a videotape that has come into their possession. What is on this tape will shake Superman to his core!
Spoilers alert: Enter questions you want answered or discussed in this wiki if you like:
x In Action Comics 308 with alternate Hercules / Goliath, what elements of the story have you seen used in Superman stories decades later?
In two weeks: we continue our breathtaking tour of all things Superman Silver and Bronze, but at a slower pace because all of the races are finally over!!! Who won anyway??? Us, that’s who!!!