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    Triumph Bound Volume (The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., 1939). Some of Superman's earliest UK appearances are to be found in these vintage copies of June 6-December 30, 1939 issues (763, 767-769, 771, 774, 775, 779, 781, 783, 786-793) of the weekly British publication that have been bound into a softcover volume. An ad in #771 may well be the first time the image of Superman was seen in the UK. While his first story appearance in #772 is not included here, all issues from 774-792 have several pages of Superman, with distinctive Joe Shuster art except for the opening splash panels, drawn by a local artist. Superman appears on a few covers, drawn by Brit John McCail, including an Action #1-like cover for issue 788. The Man of Tomorrow was popular enough that issue #775 bears the headline "The paper in which Superman appears every week." Fellow Action hero Zatara appears in #783, otherwise the issues consist of illustrated text stories with a few comic-panel pages. Detectives, aviators, a Tarzan-like character, and some villains called the Batmen appear, and this being the UK, there's a soccer-themed serial too. The mags are in overall nice condition with mild toning, some small areas of moisture damage, and a few tears bearing tape stains from previous repairs. Issue 786 has a tear through most of the issue. Also included are loose copies of the December 16, 1939 and May 11-25, 1940 issues, in GD/VG condition.

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