“Superman Goes To War”
Superman Daily Newspaper Strip - December 18, 1939 to March 2, 1940
The daily newspaper strip wraps up 1939 with a dynamic story of sabotage and danger. Clark Kent uncovers enemy agents staging disasters around the United States in order to draw the country’s considerable forces into the world war which was dramatically announced at the end of the last arc.
Reminiscent of his desperate efforts the save the town of Valleyho way back in Action Comics #5, Superman here must save Elmore from the intentional bursting of its own dam. A few of Superman’s familiar - if not terribly often-used - powers and tactics make debuts in this arc, including his mighty “super-shout” and his ability to carve deep trenches in the Earth in the blink of an eye - changing, as it were, the course of mighty rivers …