Superman Vol.1, No.24, September 1943.
Happy October America!
Behind this patriotic cover above, Superman indulges his thespian aspirations with Lois playing damsel in distress in a melodrama starring the Man of Steel himself. Next, Clark and Lois are introduced to “Crackpot Lane,” where some of the wackiest inventions to fight the war are hidden; spies based in a sanitarium are after the crazy creations for their own nefarious use.
Then, when Superman has to appear at Lois’ surprise birthday party for Clark, he hires a double, unaware that he’s hired a criminal. Finally, Superman must stop an Axis plot to strategically leverage the Arctic as an aerial route.
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