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Action Comics (vol. 1) #4 (Sep. 1938):
“Superman Plays Football”
by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster

Action Comics (vol. 1) #4

Title: “Superman Plays Football”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1938

Publisher: DC
Written by: Jerry Siegel
Art by: Joe Shuster


17 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Superman Superman (Clark Kent) hero
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
The Justice League; Kryptonians...  DC 13,409
Tommy Burke supporting character
CBR Scale: S compulsive gambler
[police; football player] DC 21
Coach Randall villain
 indeterminate  [corrupt college football coach] DC 1
two unnamed thugs villain group
 indeterminate  [thug] DC 1
Stevens supporting character
 indeterminate  Cordell University football team
[one of his team's 3 best players]
DC 1
Burns supporting character
 indeterminate  Cordell University; Cordell University football team
[one of his team's 3 best players]
DC 1
Lewiston supporting character
 indeterminate  Cordell University; Cordell University football team
[one of his team's 3 best players]
DC 1
Ray Martin supporting character
 indeterminate  Cordell University; Cordell University football team DC 1
Oliver Stanley supporting character
 indeterminate  Cordell University; Cordell University football team DC 1
Dale University supporting character group based on a real person
  [based on Yale University] DC 1
Cordell University supporting character group based on a real person
  [based on Cornell University] DC 1
Cordell University football team supporting character group
  Cordell University DC 1
unnamed drunk driver
(6-panel cameo)
villain
 indeterminate  [1st app: Action Comics (vol. 1) #4 (Sep. 1938)] DC 1
Mary
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [Tommy Burke's girlfriend] DC 1
unnamed alcoholic train conductor
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [train conductor] DC 1
Mike
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [train conductor] DC 1
Wallace Dodd
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [tennis champion] DC 1