The Adventures of Superman , 24 x 48, oil on linen
Superman's first appearance was in Action Comics #1. Superman became popular very quickly. By 1940 the amount of merchandise available increased dramatically, with jigsaw puzzles, paper dolls, bubble gum and trading cards available, as well as wooden or metal figures.
This 1940 game by Milton Bradley is the first and rarest of the early Superman board games, which was also offered as a premium in the Superman Bubble Gum Club prize folder. The box shows Superman stopping an oncoming airplane.
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