Boys of steel: the creators of Superman

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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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Cartoonists
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Shuster, Joe, -- 1914-1992
Shuster, Joe, -- 1914-1992 -- Juvenile literature
Siegel, Jerry, -- 1914-1996
Siegel, Jerry, -- 1914-1996 -- Juvenile literature
Superman (Fictitious character) -- History
title_display Boys of steel : the creators of Superman
title_full Boys of Steel The Creators of Superman
Boys of steel : the creators of Superman / by Marc Tyler Nobleman ; illustrated by Ross MacDonald
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title_sub the creators of Superman
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Biography & Autobiography
Cartoonists
History
Juvenile Nonfiction
Shuster, Joe
Siegel, Jerry
Superman (Fictitious character)