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In the early years, the Superman comic strip was helmed by creators Siegel and Shuster, and though Shuster was ghosted by several other artists due to his failing eyesight, he still insisted on doing the inking himself.
In 1941, the McClure Syndicate had placed the strip in hundreds of newspapers. At its peak, the strip was in over 300 daily newspapers and 90 Sunday papers, with a readership of over 20 million.
The newspaper strip was the first place where the use of the name Krypton was seen, and Superman's parents being originally called Jor-L and Lora.