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Boys of Steel : The Creators of Superman
by Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ross MacDonald


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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.  Read more...


 
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780449810637
  • ISBN-10: 0449810631
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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