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Boys of Steel

The Creators of Superman

by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Ross Macdonald

eBook

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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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 11, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780449810644
  • Release date: June 11, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9780449810644
  • File size: 11434 KB
  • Release date: June 11, 2013


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Kindle Book
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English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.8
Lexile® Measure:760
Interest Level:K-3(LG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

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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