From Library Journal
This novel was first published in 1942 to cash in on the man of steel's popularity in comics as well as on radio for which Lowther was a scriptwriter. Superman has proved a hero for all ages and is almost as popular today as he was 40 years ago. The character is still featured in comics and is fodder for feature films, TV cartoons, and a weekly TV series. Though originally written for a young adult audience, this is probably a little too sophisticated for today's youth and will probably find a wider readership among adults who enjoyed Superman as kids. This also contains color and black-and-white illustrations. A great piece of Americana.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
So much has changed in America since The Adventures of Superman was first published in 1942. Most readers will be delighted with the return of this long out-of-print book, a few will wonder why we just don't let it disappear. The Adventures of Superman is not only an enjoyable story of a great comic book super hero, but it is also a part of our American heritage and history. This book is a window on our past. For these reasons, Applewood Books is pleased to present The Adventures of Superman just as it was originally published, with no editorial changes except the addition of a new informative introduction by Roger Stern.