Superman’s Hollywood Debut
Newspaper Dailies Episode 19 (November 17 1941- February 14 1942)
With the menace of Scientists of Sudden Death now in the dire and dramatic past, the Superman strip ends the year with a lighter-hearted affair surrounding the announced production of a Superman movie in Hollywood!
Lois and Clark are sent off to get the scoop, and immediately Clark runs into trouble – the film’s talent scout notices that Clark perfectly resembles his movie’s subject, Superman! Lois doesn’t see the similarity, herself – she has to push her imagination to its limit, she argues – but nonetheless, Clark’s dual identity stands exposed before her. It’s the closest he’s yet come to having his secret exposed.
Noting his resemblance, Clark is hired to star in the Superman movie (his cowardice and timidity prove to be problems on the set) and from there it’s intrigue, murder and headstrong starlets competing for Clark’s affection aplenty…