Boys of Steel

Boys of Steel

The Creators of Superman

Book - 2008 | First edition.
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JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent--meek, mild, and myopic--than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format--the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe's long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130!

Marc Tyler Nobleman's text captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe's triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of Another Perfect Day , are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780375838026
9780375938023
Branch Call Number: J 741.5973 SIE NOB
Characteristics: approximately 30 pages :,color illustrations ;,28 cm
Additional Contributors: MacDonald, Ross 1957-

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mshimenosky Oct 14, 2014

This was an interesting book about the creators of Superman. Sadly, the authors of this book decided not to mention that one of the creators, Joe Shuster, (the illustrator) was actually born and raised in Toronto, Canada until he was 9 or 10 years old. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1924 ... Read More »


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mshimenosky Oct 14, 2014

This was an interesting book about the creators of Superman. Sadly, the authors of this book decided not to mention that one of the creators, Joe Shuster, (the illustrator) was actually born and raised in Toronto, Canada until he was 9 or 10 years old. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1924 which is where he met Jerry at school.

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Jul 22, 2013

I learned about how Superman was created, and it showed if you want to do something, never give up.

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