Here are three pages from the first Captain Strong story from Action Comics #421 written by his creator Cary Bates and the superstar team of Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson.
The doughty sailorman survived and returned to give Superman what for in more issues of Action, as can be seen below.
Though he didn't always make the cover.
|Ross Andru and Dick Giordano|
|Marshall Rogers and Jerry Ordway|
But these days such things might seem old hat.