"The Science of Superman"
Superman Daily Newspaper Strip - April 2, 1945 to June 23, 1945
A stubborn college science professor refuses to accept the existence of Superman, forcing his colleague in the English department - always ready to embrace a colorful whim - to summon Superman in an effort to prove the Man of Steel’s impossible existence and to save the reputation of a popular student.
It’s a packed story - two distinct romantic subplots, a suicide attempt, gangsters and a moon hoax - but at its core seems to be the old argument about the realism of superhero comics versus the appeal of their fantasy. Certainly, by the end of the arc, the stubborn old skeptic is converted to believing in Superman’s authenticity not by the proof of his powers in a laboratory setting, but by the happy outcome of Superman’s mighty deeds (uniting, as it does, the professor and his lady admirer in matrimonial bliss).