Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman

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A.A. Knopf, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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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.
 

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Summary: Jerry and Joe, the creators of Superman, were living in the depression era as teenagers. They dreamed up this character that they really wished they could be and with Jerry's vivid writing ... Read full review

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Learn more about the creators of superman, their inspiration, and their lives. This book is aimed at young readers and has very enjoyable illustrations! This book is available at the Colona Public Library! ~Ashley Read full review

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Paul Nelson is best known as a music critic and executive whRoss Macdonald is the pen name of crime fiction author Kenneo championed performers such as Rod Stewart and the New Yorkth Millar. He is best known for his Lew Archer series of nov Dolls. He passed away in 2006. els and was awarded the Grand Masters Award from the Mystery Writers of America. After being raised in Ontario, Canada, he passed away in 1983 after spending the majority of his life in Santa Barbara, California.

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