unnamed schoolboy

Religion: indeterminate

Name: unnamed schoolboy

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Superman (vol. 1) #5 (Summer 1940): "The Slot Machine Racket"

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Paul Cassidy, Wayne Boring, Paul Lauretta

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Mr. Harde

Defended or Helped by: Clark Kent

Occupation: student

Gender: male

An unnamed schoolboy was enticed to play crooked slot machines in a store on the way to school by an unscrupulous store owner named Mr. Harde. Realizing he would be late, the boy said to himself, "Gee, if I'm late t'day, I'll spoil a perfect attendance record! Doggone that slot machine!"

The boy haphazardly darted across a street on his way to school. He was almost hit by a truck, but was fortunately saved by Clark Kent. The reporter was concerned about the negative effects of gambling on impressionable youth. Kent admonished the boy to be careful when crossing the street and to never play slot machines. The boy told Clark Kent, "You have my word, sir! --I'd better hurry or I'll be late!"

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Superman (vol. 1) #5 (Summer 1940): "The Slot Machine Racket" (9-panel cameo)

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