Superman vol.1 #23 - Cover date July-August 1943
Behind a cover depicting an enraged Superman descending upon the terrified crew of a super-imperiled Nazi submarine, this issue chooses to ask the question “Is Superman needed for the war?” Possibly not – his loss to an American armed forces unit during maneuvers seems to indicate that the Allies are in good hands, thanks to our boys serving over there – but he sure is good for putting the fear of a living god into the Axis.
Elsewhere in the same issue, Superman becomes involved in stopping the murderous rampage of a college professor deranged by jealousy, then is pitted against a fashion-world neer-do-well operating under top hat, tuxedo and the amusing nom-du-crime of The Dude.
Lastly, Clark and Lois take in a baseball game where Superman makes repeated appearances. It’s one of those entertaining stories where Clark and Superman must dash about under any number of pretenses to keep Lois’ scrutiny from exposing his increasingly flimsy dual identity.