Type Comic
Date 1939-02-07
Tags social issues

Action Comics #10

Action Comics #10 (1939-03)

Superman

Protecting the rights of prisoners--that's our Superman, all right. He claims to be Tom Daly, and gets himself arrested so he can reveal the inhumane treatment of prisoners by the superintendent of the prison.

Zatara and the Treasure of Genghis Khan

It seems to me that Zatara is pretty far from being a hero in this one. He's basically just a graverobber. And he's not even robbing unattended and forgotten graves out of some historical interest--he's stealing valuables from a grave guarded by the rightful heir of the deceased. It's hard to see anything noble, here, except Zatara refusing to kill the genie.