Originally Posted By: Ceci n'est pas une chaussette
that one issue from the 30s where he buries rich people in a coal mine.

I do enjoy those earliest issues of ACTION COMICS where Siegel and Shuster gave us Superman as a tough guy crusading for social justice. Crooked coal operators got buried alive, war-mongering generals were thrown onto their own battlefields, rich dames got spanked. All good stuff!

Superman was a pretty cool guy before he was expected to sell a million comics per issue, plus carry a radio show, a line of toys, his own brand of peanut butter ...