As always, click for big. I'm not sure exactly what year these panels come from, but I'm guessing in the early 40's. Regardless, behold the original Superman! An alien who fought corrupt industrialists, corrupt government officials, greedy capitalists, etc. In other words, he was a Socialist hero. The first hero. Check out the full backstory at the wiki.
As you'll learn, the very first story featuring the Super Man was in a short story in 1933, and he was a villain. Here's the cover: