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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 Joes 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 Noblemans text captures the excitement of Jerry and Joes 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.

About the Author

MARC TYLER NOBLEMAN grew up thinking he'd become a superhero because his last name already sounded like one. Instead he turned into a writer and cartoonist and a comic book maven. In researching Boys of Steel, he dug up details about the creators of Superman that have not been in a book before.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375938023
Author:
Nobleman, Marc Tyler
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
MacDonald, Ross
Author:
illustrated by Ross MacDonald
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.18x8.82x.37 in. .86 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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