Boys Of Steel

Boys Of Steel

The Creators Of Superman

eBook - 2008
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Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent than Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine tales. In 1934, they created the superhero, but it was four years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format--the comic book.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449810644
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eBooks
Characteristics: 1 online resource : col. ill
Additional Contributors: MacDonald, Ross 1957-- Illustrator


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IndyPL_CatherineB May 31, 2019

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Superman, the man of steel, the hero known and loved around the world was created by two good friends from Cleveland, Ohio.

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were short, shy teenagers. They weren't good at sports. They didn't know how to talk to girls. But they both loved hero stories and comic strips. Jerry's favorite thing was writing his own adventure and science fiction stories. Joe would draw anywhere whenever he could. These two friends decided to combine their talents and created the super hero they wished they could be.

A good introduction to the early days of comic books.

mshimenosky Oct 14, 2014

This was an interesting book about the creators of Superman. Sadly, the authors of this book decided not to mention that one of the creators, Joe Shuster, (the illustrator) was actually born and raised in Toronto, Canada until he was 9 or 10 years old. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1924 which is where he met Jerry at school.

Jul 22, 2013

I learned about how Superman was created, and it showed if you want to do something, never give up.


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