$130: The Ongoing Saga of Jerry Siegel and Superman

   The sale of the rights to Superman by Siegel and Shuster to National Periodicals has been likened to the sale of Manhattan Island from the Native Americans. The purchase price of $130, as well as follow up questions about page rates, work for hire vs perpetual ownership and percentages of merchandise and licensing was …

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Superman Inspiration: Gladiator by Philip Wylie

  It’s no secret that the Man of Steel is a conglomeration of several characters and elements of science fiction. Jerry Siegel drew from many sources throughout his life and as a sci-fi fan, and there were many: books, films, pulps, the Old Testament, the list goes on. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous hero of Balsoom, John …

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Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2- A Review

DC continues their well-received run of Omnibuses using periods in comic book history as themes, and Superman is once again the beneficiary of a great oversized hardcover book collecting his earliest adventures! Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2 is of a similar quality to its predecessor- nice paper, vibrant colors, sewn binding for flexibility …

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“Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster” by Brad Ricca- A Review

The story of how Superman as a book came to be has been well told many times over.  We all know that he was the product of two Jewish teenagers from Cleveland working hard during the Great Depression.  We know that the character was drawn from various sources of pulp magazines and science fiction stories …

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