Just three years after Siegel
and Shuster created a huge hit with their Superman comic, Max and
Dave Fleischer released the first of their classic animated shorts.
According to Wikipedia:
first nine cartoons were produced by Fleischer Studios (the name by which
the cartoons are commonly known). In 1942, Fleischer Studios was dissolved
and reorganized as Famous Studios, which produced the final eight shorts.
These cartoons are seen as some of the finest, and certainly the most lavishly
budgeted, animated cartoons produced during The Golden Age of American animation."
first nine cartoons had more of a science fiction aspect to them, as they involved
the Man of Steel fighting robots, giant dinosaurs, meteors from outer space, and
other perils. The later eight cartoons in the series dealt more with World War
II propaganda stories, such as in Eleventh Hour, which finds Superman going to
Japan to commit acts of espionage in order to reduce the morale of the enemy."|
model I've designed is patterned directly from the still above. However, I have
included several choices of chest emblems if you prefer your model to look more
like the comic book version. You can modify the model in a paint program, or simply
cut and glue over the existing one.
It is interesting to note that Superman's
chest emblem went through many variations before it came to the present "S-in-a-Diamond"
that we all think of now. Sometimes the emblem actually changed in detail within
the confines of the same story!
GOLDEN AGE SUPERHEROES