Boys of Steel

Boys of Steel

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by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Ross Macdonald
     
 

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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

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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 Joe's 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 Nobleman's text captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385377072
Publisher:
Random House Childrens Books
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
File size:
22 MB
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Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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'Boys of Steel' is filled with delightful, colorful illustrations, and an easy-to-read text, making it perfect for kids age 4 and up. It tells the little known story of the two 'geeky' teenaged boys from Cleveland--Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster--who were ignored and picked on by their peers at school,and who channeled their frustrations into creating 'scienti-fiction' stories. Looking to popular films and magazines of the time (Depression Era, 1930's), they drew inspiration from Tarzan, Flash Gordon and Doc Savage--and created the world's first comic book super-hero: SUPERMAN.
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