Superman Phonebox Money Box
The perfect gift for any money-saving fan of Superman, this money box tin features a retro phone booth. Each side of the tin shows a different stage of the transformation from the mild-mannered Clark Kent to the Man of Steel.
Dimensions: 7.8 x 14 x 7.8cm
No money included
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Superman was the first superhero to get their own self-titled comic book, but that isn’t where he began. Created for a short story by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster in 1933, the character was sold to DC Comics in 1938 and featured among several other stories in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. The strip was so successful, that his own title premiered just a year later in Summer 1939. He has since appeared in radio serials, newspaper strips, television programs, films, and video games and is widely considered to be an American cultural icon. Originally growing up in Kansas with his adoptive parents (after being sent to earth moments before his home planet’s destruction), Superman resolves to use his superhuman abilities to benefit humanity in Metropolis – he wears a blue costume (emblazoned with a yellow “S”) and a red cape. As his alter-ego, the mild mannered Clark Kent, who is a journalist for the Daily Planet newspaper, he can move about the city unhindered.
Though clearly associated with a telephone box (or booth, as the Americans call it), Clark Kent did not always use one to change into his alter-ego, Superman – it has rarely been shown in the comics. He first used a phone booth to change in a Paramount Pictures cartoon called "The Mechanical Monsters" in 1941 and Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (who created Superman) showed one being used in a newspaper comic strip in 1942.