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1UP - Learning to Fly

1UP - Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster didn't know that they were actually creating architecture when they came up with Superman in 1938. That debut issue of Action Comics, its red-caped hero lifting a car over his head and repelling bullets with his pecs, was a sensation, no denying it. That first issue sold hundreds of thousands of copies over numerous printings and Superman pushed Action Comics' circulation above 1 million issues a month by the time World War II started. Shuster and Siegel didn't create superheroes, but they did create the catalyzing figure in comic book history

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