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Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman : the First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman.

Author: Mel Gordon; Thomas Andrae
Publisher: New York : Feral House, 2010.
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Here is a kaleidoscopic analysis of Jewish humor as seen through Funnyman, a little-known super-heroic invention by the creators of Superman. Included are complete comic-book stories and daily and Sunday newspaper panels from Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's creative fiasco. Siegel and Shuster, two Jewish teenagers from Cleveland, sold the rights to their amazing and astonishingly lucrative comic book superhero to  Read more...
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Gordon, Mel.
Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman : The First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman.
New York : Feral House, ©2010
Named Person: Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster; Joe Shuster; Jerry Siegel
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mel Gordon; Thomas Andrae
ISBN: 9781932595864 1932595864
OCLC Number: 664232497
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)

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Here is a kaleidoscopic analysis of Jewish humor as seen through Funnyman, a little-known super-heroic invention by the creators of Superman. Included are complete comic-book stories and daily and Sunday newspaper panels from Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's creative fiasco. Siegel and Shuster, two Jewish teenagers from Cleveland, sold the rights to their amazing and astonishingly lucrative comic book superhero to Detective Comics for 130 in 1938. Not only did they lose the ownership of the Superman character, they also agreed to write and illustrate it for ten years at ten dollars per page. Thei.

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