The comic book was destroyed in a fire by Joe Shuster, but luckily the cover was saved by Jerry Siegel.
This version of Superman was described as being simply a strong, crime-fighting hero, as opposed to the bald, telepathic villain Superman who appeared in Reign of the Superman, and the modern version of Superman who appeared in Action Comics. He can be considered an intermediate character.
The creators likened him to Slam Bradley.
|Versions of the character Superman|
|Historical Versions||William Dunn • The Superman • Kal-El|
|Alternate Universes||Earth-One • Earth-Two • Earth-31 • Red Son • Tangent • Calvin Ellis • Ultraman|
|Future Versions||Kingdom Come • Superman X • Willigig • Kaleb • Superman of the 30th Century • Superman of the 67th Century • Superman XII • Superstar • Superego • Kal Kent • Supercilia • Titano • Kan • Layna • Superman of Xudar|
|In Other Media||Films Continuity • DCAU Continuity • Lois & Clark Continuity • Smallville Continuity • Superman of Tokyo • Man of Steel Continuity|