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Boys of Steel
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman | Marc Tyler Nobleman
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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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jkraynak

“This hero would be a stranger in a regular place.”

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jkraynak
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(2008) Boys of Steel is the biography on the creators of superman and his comics. As a reader, you get a better idea of the process behind creating a superhero. Also, the way the book is written is cool because they used a comic/comic illustration theme.

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jkraynak

I think many students would enjoy reading on the creation of one the most famous superheroes-superman. A lot of students would recognize who superman is from television, comics, movies, and books.

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Lf196117

And today, on every story where his name appears, theirs do, too.

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Lf196117

This book would be a great read out loud. A lot of students probably would know who superman is and would be very interested to learn about the people that made his comic strips.

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Lf196117
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This story tells the story of Jerry and Joe, two buddies from high school, and the process it took them to create superman just after high school. It was interesting to find out how Superman saved a lot of people from the Great Depression. The life story of these two men was very interesting and unique.

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k.gauze
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“And today, on every story where his name appears, theirs do, too.”

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k.gauze

I love this book because it is about the popular super hero, Superman. This book brings the journey of how super man came to me in a colorful and fun book.

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k.gauze
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Everyone knows who superman is so this biography about the people who created it. I love stories about people who were shut down for their creative ideas and then end up creating something amazing. It is proof that hard word and dedication pay off in the end. Plus it is super fun to read about how a fan favorite was created.

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“They brought him to Earth and watched him become a superstar.”

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ev844718

This book is perfect for children to learn about superhero‘s! A lot of young children have a strong interests in superhero‘s!

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ev844718
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Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman was published in 2008. The book discusses how superman came to be. Jerry Siegel was always a writer while others flirted with girls or played sports. He wanted to save real people rather than fiction characters saving fiction characters.

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elisaschwass

This is a perfect book for superman lovers!

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elisaschwass
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Boys of Steel by Marc Nobleman was written in 2008. This book is about the writers who created superman. It talks about the process of how the came up with the idea of this amazing super hero. This book is perfect especially for kids who love superman and want to know how his character was created.

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carlypabin

A great book telling the lives of the people who created superman! Learning about how he was created and why! It interesting to see what happened to lead to his creation

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Mehso-so

Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman (biography, published 2008) is a really interesting book. It tell about the creation of a well known super hero & the people who created him. People behind hero‘s are looked at as much so it was interesting to learn about their journey to getting him published! It wasn‘t my cup of tea but it was a good book

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cjegolden99

Biography. This is a wonderful story for children because it‘s about something a lot of them are surely interested in. Super heroes are of interest to almost everyone, especially children and to learn the history behind them is incredibly cool.

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cjegolden99
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Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ross MacDonald, 2008. This is a wonderful biography that felt like a comic book itself. The art style lenses itself to the story completely and the story of these two men are so relatable. It was incredibly interesting to learn the story of Superman and how he came to be.

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GatheringBooks
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#HeatOfJuly Day 20: A diff twist to #ThisBoyIsMine as these two original creators fight to be recognized as the makers of Superman. Reading the Afterword though made me feel really bad for these two artists as I noted how DC took advantage of their youth and talent and paid them a measly 130 dollars for all the rights to the character of Superman who was an instant hit to the public. Full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-a1U

Cinfhen Sounds really good! Great choice ~ 1y
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booksbaconglitter
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This book is a cute biography about the two men that created Superman. Great for kids to read, especially if they like comics.