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  1. An Open Letter To Superman Fans (full text story by "Lois Lane") -- 2. The Origin of Superman (Superman, Jor-El, Lara, Lex Luthor, John and Martha Kent / written by Bill Finger) -- 3. The Circus Culprit (Captain Tootsie : a comic strip ad for Tootsie Rolls / by C. C. Beck) -- 4. The Oracle From Metropolis (Superman / written by Alvin Schwartz) -- 5. Shorty (gag strip by Henry Boltinoff) -- 6. Daffy and Doodle (gag strip by Lit Win) -- 7. The Tiniest Things In the World (full text article by Joe Samachson) -- 8. Mr. Grumble (gag strip by Phil Berube) -- 9. A Job For Superhombre (Superman, Lois Lane, Perry White / written by Don Cameron)

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It's hard to believe that Siegel and Shuster never actually wrote an origin story for Superman. The character was actually around for more than a decade before the first version of his origin story saw print. Much of what we know of Superman's origin was actually written by Batman co-creator Bill Finger.   It's been reprinted a lot of times, so you're no doubt familiar with the basics, but some of the finer points are interesting, including Finger's explanation for why Krypton expl...

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