Action Comics (vol. 1) #9 (Feb. 1939):
“Wanted: Superman”
by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster

Action Comics (vol. 1) #9

Title: “Wanted: Superman”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1939

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

12 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Superman Superman (Clark Kent) hero
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
Kryptonians; Super Friends...  DC 13,409
Lois Lane Lois Lane supporting character
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Raleigh College
[Superman's girlfriend, then wife]
DC 3,859
Chief Burke supporting character
 indeterminate  [liked Superman but duty-bound to arrest him] DC 4
Detective Captain Reilly supporting character
 indeterminate  [famed Chicago police detective] DC 1
Mortimer Snoop supporting character
 indeterminate  [amateur detective; almost learned Clark Kent is Superman] DC 1
(9-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [attempted suicide; saved by Superman] DC 1
unnamed reporter
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [reporter] DC 1
unnamed butler
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [butler] DC 1
George Taylor George Taylor
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S religious/ethical
[Clark Kent's first boss] DC 65
unnamed nurse
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [nurse] DC 1
unnamed doctor
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [doctor] DC 1
Mr. Duncan
supporting character
 indeterminate  [wealthy; hosted reception Clark Kent attended] DC 1