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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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9780375838026
9780375938023
9780449810637
9780449810644
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LG
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760L
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Full title boys of steel the creators of superman
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subject_facet Authors, American, 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
title_short Boys of steel :
title_sub the creators of Superman
topic_facet Authors, American, Biography & Autobiography, Cartoonists, History, Juvenile Nonfiction, Shuster, Joe, Siegel, Jerry, Superman (Fictitious character)