The Second “Superman” Cartoon, From January, 1942

Action Comics #2

Action Comics #2

This is the second animated “Superman” cartoon called “Billion Dollar Limited“, first aired on the 9th of January, 1942.

I will only add that according to Wiki, “The standard gold bar held as gold reserves by central banks and traded among bullion dealers is the 400-troy-ounce (12.4 kg or 438.9 ounces) Good Delivery gold bar.”

The cost of gold today, is $1,460.02 USD per once. So, one gold bar is 1460.02 * 438.9, which equals a cost per bar of $640,802.778. So, in today’s market that 1,560.5425 bars, or 1560.5425 bars * 438.9 oz divided by 16 oz to the pound for $42,807.6314 pounds of gold to make a billion dollars.

Now, us a CPI Inflation Calculator and you work out that $1.00 in 1942 is $14.28 in 2013 currency. So that gives us what, 42807.6314 pounds times inflation 14.28 for 611,292.97 pounds of gold to make a billion 1942 dollars? Yeah, I’d like to know how anyone was going to move that much weight.

Anyway, here is the “Billion Dollar Limited” cartoon:



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