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ISBN13: 9780375838026
ISBN10: 0375838023
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"Catering to comics junkies, this vibrant and well-researched picture book biography introduces the youthful inventors of Superman, who this year celebrates his 70th anniversary. Writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster are mild-mannered everymen whose reflective glasses conceal their eyes — and their potential. In a crowded high school hallway, Jerry wishes he could be with his 'friends,' and a turn of the page reveals Tarzan, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. Joe, 'lousy at sports and mousy around girls,' draws sci-fi heroes with a passion. In 1934, when both are 20, Jerry dreams up the Superman concept and Joe draws prototypes labeled 'S' for ' 'super.' And for 'Siegel' and 'Shuster.' ' In June 1938, their creation launches in Action Comics. Nobleman details this achievement with a zest amplified by MacDonald's (Another Perfect Day) punchy illustrations, done in a classic litho palette of brassy gold, antique blue and fireplug red. MacDonald's Depression-era vignettes picture Siegel pondering his superhero's powers and the friends casting a single, caped shadow. A cautionary afterword chronicles their protracted financial struggles with DC Comics — when Siegel and Shuster sold their first Superman story, they also sold all rights to the character, for $130. Ages 10 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales and went on to create one of the most famous comic-book heroes of all time. Full color.

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NJ.SUPERMAN56, July 23, 2010 (view all comments by NJ.SUPERMAN56)
THIS WAS MY AL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK IT WAS INSPIRING ME TOO DRAW TO HOW I AM FEELING AND USE ART TO EXPRESS MYSELF.
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THIS WAS MY AL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK IT WAS INSPIRING ME TOO DRAW TO HOW I AM FEELING AND USE ART TO EXPRESS MYSELF.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375838026
Author:
Nobleman, Marc Tyler
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
MacDonald, Ross
Author:
illustrated by Ross MacDonald
Author:
MacDonald, Ross
Subject:
Cartoonists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Cartoonists -- United States.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
biography;superman;picture book;comics;superheroes;jerry siegel;history;joe shuster;non-fiction;cartoonists;great depression
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.20x8.90x.41 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375838026 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Catering to comics junkies, this vibrant and well-researched picture book biography introduces the youthful inventors of Superman, who this year celebrates his 70th anniversary. Writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster are mild-mannered everymen whose reflective glasses conceal their eyes — and their potential. In a crowded high school hallway, Jerry wishes he could be with his 'friends,' and a turn of the page reveals Tarzan, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. Joe, 'lousy at sports and mousy around girls,' draws sci-fi heroes with a passion. In 1934, when both are 20, Jerry dreams up the Superman concept and Joe draws prototypes labeled 'S' for ' 'super.' And for 'Siegel' and 'Shuster.' ' In June 1938, their creation launches in Action Comics. Nobleman details this achievement with a zest amplified by MacDonald's (Another Perfect Day) punchy illustrations, done in a classic litho palette of brassy gold, antique blue and fireplug red. MacDonald's Depression-era vignettes picture Siegel pondering his superhero's powers and the friends casting a single, caped shadow. A cautionary afterword chronicles their protracted financial struggles with DC Comics — when Siegel and Shuster sold their first Superman story, they also sold all rights to the character, for $130. Ages 10 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales and went on to create one of the most famous comic-book heroes of all time. Full color.
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