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Super boys : the amazing adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster : the creators of Superman

Author: Brad Ricca
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive literary biography of the creators of the Superman character draws on a decade of research and new discoveries to provide coverage of such lesser-known topics as the real inspiration for Lois Lane, Siegel's secret work during World War II and the story behind Siegel's father's suspicious death.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster; Joe Shuster; Jerry Siegel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Ricca
ISBN: 9780312643805 0312643802
OCLC Number: 811597633
Description: xxi, 423 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Distant planet. The eyes ; The dreamer ; The education of Jerry Siegel ; How to meet your best friend ; Cosmic ; Reign --
Rocket. Into the air ; Morning ; Major ; Next ; Muscle and power ; Frankenstein's monster ; The muse ; The works ; New frontiers ; Top of the world ; How to kill a superman ; Private ; Superboy ; Fifties ; Invisible kid ; Bizarro No. 1 ; 'Nuff said --
Steel. Fortress of Solitude ; Motion ; Bachelor No. 2 ; Both sides ; The House of El.
Responsibility: Brad Ricca.

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In the vein of "Schulz and Peanuts" comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of "Superman," the first ever full biography about the creators.  Read more...

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"A wonderful book, as exciting as Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." -Booklist, starred boxed review "An admirably thorough account of Siegel and Shuter's long struggle to Read more...

 
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