thechronologicalsuperman
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The ImageSuperman Sunday Newspaper Strip - February 8, 1942 to March 15, 1942
In this brief arc, Superman is pitted against a daring jewel thief who calls himself The Image, and has perfected a device which allows him to create dozens of illusory duplicates of himself in order to confuse pursuers. As the adventure progresses, so do The Image’s abilities, and soon he’s creating false doors, duplicate victims, and an army of rigid illusions masking his escapes.
The strength of this adventure lies largely in the visuals; dozens of duplicate Loises in singular peril, falling down a stark crevice, a half-dozen guns looming large in duplicate hands to threaten to terrify a potential squealer, Superman barreling past a barricade of frozen illusions…

thechronologicalsuperman:

The Image
Superman Sunday Newspaper Strip - February 8, 1942 to March 15, 1942

In this brief arc, Superman is pitted against a daring jewel thief who calls himself The Image, and has perfected a device which allows him to create dozens of illusory duplicates of himself in order to confuse pursuers. As the adventure progresses, so do The Image’s abilities, and soon he’s creating false doors, duplicate victims, and an army of rigid illusions masking his escapes.

The strength of this adventure lies largely in the visuals; dozens of duplicate Loises in singular peril, falling down a stark crevice, a half-dozen guns looming large in duplicate hands to threaten to terrify a potential squealer, Superman barreling past a barricade of frozen illusions…

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A story from Oxfam staff member Glenn Quirino Maboloc from today in the Philippines:

"Meet the Mondejar sisters: Nelia, Sarah Jane and Rizza Mae. They are aged 10, 8 and 5 respectively.

They are all housed in one of the classrooms of Daanbantayan National High School which currently serves an evacuation center for 160 families.

The Oxfam assessment team chanced upon them while they were crossing the street on their way back to the evacuation center. They were carrying a gallon of water each. Rizza Mae, who is only 5, lags behind, barely keeping up with her elder sisters.

It turns out, they are the ones assigned to fetch water for their Mom’s who were also in-charged with cooking their food.

I followed them as they made their way back after emptying their gallons in a pail outside their room. They crossed the street again, wove their way among houses to get to a well in one of the houses further back.

There I met, Nanay Teofila Melendez, 82 who owns the well. She told me that from 2 PM till late in the evening, and even early dawn, the people from the evacuation center would find their way there to fetch water. She told me they only used it for washing given that it’s mixed with salt water. However, with no electricity these days to run their water pipes, they are left with no choice but to also use it for drinking. Nanay Teofila said they boil the water prior to using it for consumption.

While I chatted with Nanay Teofila, I see the kids happily getting on with the task. Nelia, being the oldest and the tallest, takes on the job of drawing water from the well. She then fills each gallon. When all 4 are filled, each girl would pick up one and then begin their exodus again.
I asked the girls how often they would fetch water in a day and they all replied, “Napu!” which means ten times in Cebuano.

They said they fetch water in the morning, during lunch and then in the afternoon as well. When I asked them whether, like Nanay Teofila, they also boil the water for drinking, their mother and other women in the center replied they don’t bother anymore. They said they only have enough fuel for cooking food and when they get thirsty, they just drink the water as is. When I pointed out that it’s part salty, they all replied they hardly have any choice, given their situation.”


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Amazon is helping book sellers and stores.
Amazon is helping book sellers and stores.

Amazon is throwing brick-and-mortar book stores a lifeline by providing them with a 10 percent rebate on all Kindle books sold on devices purchased in their stores. The news arrives as retail and used book sellers face a decline in physical sales as consumers scoop up tablets, smartphones and e-readers to consume books in digital form.

Even more, now that the government has wrangled the publishers into providing fair, competitive prices, stores are facing even more declining sales. Previously, e-books soared up into the $15 realm thanks to an agreement between Apple and five publishers. All five have settled out of court, while Apple decided to duke it out with the Justice Department over the summer. Prices are now beginning to drop once again.

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