It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the nicest copy of Superman I’ve ever seen! Seriously though - this was a book made for kids, and kids do terrible things to books. Fast-forward 70+ years and you get nostalgic adults who get a hold of these things, buy an ugly copy, and spend all kinds of money restoring the jacket (most of them, the bookish equivalent of a botched boob-job). This copy, while imperfect, has the benefit of being an attractive copy AND unrestored.
First novelization of Superman, based on the character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel who first appeared in Action Comics #1 in June, 1938. Lowther, a writer, producer, and director in the early days of radio and television, wrote the novel for juvenile audiences, and is credited with providing many of the now-familiar details of Superman’s birth and early life.
I won’t claim to have any insight into “trends,” and I certainly can’t predict the future, but with Hollywood’s renewed interest in the Superman franchise, I somehow suspect that broad interest in Superman will probably not wane over the next 70 years.
Still need a reason? It’s SUPERMAN…