Religion: indeterminate

Name: Sims

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Superman (vol. 1) #1 (Summer 1939): "Clark Kent Gets a Job"

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Bea Carroll

Ally: Superman

Gender: male

Note: falsely accused of murder; saved by Superman

Sims appears in the four pages of additional material that was added to the first-ever Superman story when it was re-printed in Superman #1. These 4 pages were not included in the original presentation of Superman's inaugural adventure when it appeared a year earlier in Action Comics #1. There was no mention of Sims whatsoever in the original version of the story. He appears only in the expanded version of Superman #1.

Sims was a man falsely accused of murder. When Clark Kent was trying to get a job at the Daily Star, he wanted to bring a big "scoop" to the editor. Overhearing a call come into the editor's desk about a mob attacking the county jail, Clark went there as Superman. He helped prevent a mob from lynching a prisoner they were angry with, a man named Sims.

When Superman had a moment alone with the prisoner, the falsely convicted man told him his story. Sims told Superman: "I'm bein' held for th' murder of Jack Kennedy. But I didn't do it . . . And neither did Evelyn Curry, th' girl who's bein' electrocuted tonight for it!"

Superman asked, "Who is the murderer?"

Sims answered: "Bea Carroll . . . singer at the Hilow Night Club. She rubbed him out for two-timing her, then framed Evelyn!"

Superman thanked Sims and went to the Hilow Night Club to check out Bea Carroll. Superman ended up capturing Ms. Carroll, getting her to sign a confession, and delivered her to the governor's mansion. Superman convinced the governor to pardon Ms. Curry. Presumably Mr. Sims was released as well.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Superman (vol. 1) #1 (Summer 1939): "Clark Kent Gets a Job" (6-panel cameo)

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