Action Comics #8

    Action Comics » Action Comics #8 - Superman in the Slums released by DC Comics on January 1939.

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    A petty criminal is using wayward boys to steal from wealthy people, until Superman gets involved.

    1. Superman in the Slums - (Siegel/Shuster) When Clark Kent witnesses a juvenile delinquent being sentenced, he becomes aware of a fence named Gimpy who's exploiting the youths of the city's slums. After dealing with Gimpy and rescuing the boys Gimpy had set up for a fall, Superman turns his attention to the larger problem - the slums themselves!
    2. Chuck Dawson
    3. The Inter City Ski Tournament (Pep Morgan)
    4. Butch the Pup
    5. Fantastic Facts
    6. Adventures of Marco Polo
    7. Frozen Hazard pt 1
    8. Dr. Kichung's Ape Army pt 1 (Tex Thomson)
    9. Odds 'N' Ends
    10. The Marijuana Farmers (Scoop Scanlon)
    11. The Indian Prince (Zatara)
    12. Sport Casting
    13. Oscar the Gumshoe
    14. ****This Issues cover Art is a homage to the N.C. Wyeth's illustration "The Battle at Glen Falls"


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    The Kind of Superman Story You'd Only Get in the Golden Age 0

    This issue of Action Comics features the first cover by Fred Guardineer - one of the best cove artists of the Golden Age.Given the poor quality of all the non-Superman material last issue, I opted to read only the Superman story in this issue. 'Gimpy the Fence' as it's come to be known (originally it was untitled), is the kind of Superman story that could only come from the Golden Age. We'd never see one like this today. For one thing Superman is extremely violent - he smashes Gimpy in the face,...

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    Action Comics Review#8 0

    This time Superman help a bunch of kids who choose the path of stealing and lowlife habits, to come back to the right way, by kicking the ass of the guy who's a bad inflence and destroy an entire neighberhood. After that everything is rebuilt and everyone is happy, not very close of the injustice story, but again, my hating... Other stories are not worthy, and their quality not always on top in this one......

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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