Superman vol.1 #3 - cover date Winter 1939
The Man of Steel’s third eponymous reprint volume collects The Breaking of the Valleyho Dam from Action Comics #5, the Phony Superman Set-up from Action Comics #6 and Superman and the Runaway and The Jewel Smugglers from the earlier newspaper strips (now in color). A few non-Superman related gag strips and text pieces see the issue rounded out with another guide to health and exercise narrated by the man himself.
Superman’s co-creator Joe Shuster was famously something of a health nut himself, developing an enthusiasm for weight-lifting back when the exercise was considered something of a fad, and - after  steady income from his work on Superman began to roll in - an appetite for hearty steak dinners, then considered to be the height of healthy eating.

Superman vol.1 #3 - cover date Winter 1939

The Man of Steel’s third eponymous reprint volume collects The Breaking of the Valleyho Dam from Action Comics #5, the Phony Superman Set-up from Action Comics #6 and Superman and the Runaway and The Jewel Smugglers from the earlier newspaper strips (now in color). A few non-Superman related gag strips and text pieces see the issue rounded out with another guide to health and exercise narrated by the man himself.

Superman’s co-creator Joe Shuster was famously something of a health nut himself, developing an enthusiasm for weight-lifting back when the exercise was considered something of a fad, and - after  steady income from his work on Superman began to roll in - an appetite for hearty steak dinners, then considered to be the height of healthy eating.

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