Saturday, June 1, 2013

"a bigger piece of the action"

"We all know who Superman is. If you’re younger than 75, you don’t even remember a time when he didn’t exist. With the possible exception of Mickey Mouse, the indestructible and incorruptible Man of Steel is surely the most famous fictional character ever created in cartoon form.
     The two nerds from Cleveland who created Superman are not nearly as famous as he is, but they’re not exactly obscure, either. Since the mid-1970s, when the national news media took notice of their plight, it’s been well known that Jerry Siegel (the writer) and Joe Shuster (the illustrator) naïvely sold their rights to the character for next to nothing — and that their fight for a bigger piece of the action has led to a series of victories and has continued even after both men died in the 1990s."
— Peter Keepnews, The New York Times
Read more…

From: Lambiek
"Joe Shuster was born in Toronto, Canada, as the son of a Jewish Dutch father and an Ukrainian mother. He met Jerry Siegel when his family moved from Canada to Ohio in 1923. As teenagers, they published science-fiction fan magazines, and this was how they came in contact with Gladiator, the novel by Philip Wylie. This novel proved to be the biggest influence on their conception of Superman in 1933."
Read more…

From: Wikipedia

Read more about Philip Wylie here...

Buy all these books here...

No comments:

Post a Comment