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Also known as:Superman Comics; Superman Quarterly
First issue:no. 1, © May 13, 1939
First renewed issue:no. 1, © May 13, 1939; see 1966 July-December
First renewed contribution in:Fall 1939 (no. 2); see 1966 July-December
See also:Action Comics

Additional note

The first issue of the Superman comic book was published and renewed as a standalone book/pamphlet, and its renewal record appears in the book section. Issue 2 (Fall 1939) was the first to be renewed as a periodical issue, and to have a distinct renewed contribution. Before any of these issues, Superman had appeared in Action Comics.

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