Superman Vs. Superman

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Is anyone surprised by the rise of Super Hero movies over the last few years? In this same month, 78 years ago, Superman appeared in Action Comics #1 (April,1938). By 1939 Superman had his own comic and a few months later Batman would make his first appearance in Detective Comics #27. Both were wildly successful, but why?
In 1929 the Stock Market had crashed. A time of exceptional American prosperity had become what we classify as a time of “Great Depression”. In 1932 the banking system in America was about to crumble. Anxiety and fatigue were widespread amongst Americans. Poverty and homelessness ran rampant. Does any of this sound familiar?
There was a push - pull in American politics, much like today. One side believed that people should
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