Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
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Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits 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 his own original stories and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, the summer they graduated from high school, 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 the long struggle Jerry and Joe had with DC Comics when the boys realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130.

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Street Date:
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9780449810644
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Marc Tyler Nobleman. (2013). Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. Random House Children's Books.

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Marc Tyler Nobleman. 2013. Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. Random House Children's Books.

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