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Superman #53 UK Edition (K. Gordon Murray Productions Inc., 1950)
Superman's origin evolved considerably after it was briefly explained by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the first few panels of Action Comics #1 in 1938.  Within a year, those basic panels were expanded upon until they gradually began to take the form that we're familiar with today.  Interestingly, much of this expansion took place[...]
More Fun Comics #14 (DC, 1936)
Created by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Dr Occult, a detective with supernatural abilities, first appeared in New Fun #6, cover-dated October 1935.  The character continued after that title changed to More Fun Comics, and also appeared in Centaur's The Comics Magazine #1 using the name Dr Mystic, under circumstances whose specifics are[...]
Amazing Adventures #2 (Ziff-Davis, 1951)
Best remembered historically as a magazine publisher and currently, as the owner of digital properties ranging from Mashable to Humble Bundle, Ziff-Davis was also briefly a comic book publisher of note.  The company published over 50 comic book titles, mostly from 1950-1952, and mostly very short-lived.  Many of their titles are best known for painted[...]
More Fun Comics #45 (DC, 1939)
But it's the Radio Squad story by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster that highlights this issue Inspired by the 1934 comic strip Radio Patrol and Tim McCoy, Police Car 17 film from the same year, Radio Squad debuted in More Fun Comics #11 under the title "Calling All Cars." More Fun Comics #45 is[...]
Superman #2 Is Up For Auction At Heritage Auctions Right Now
Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy did the cover and art, with Jerry Siegel scripting the story The book contains a full-page ad for the 1939 New York's World Fair edition Overstreet 2020 VG 4.0 value = $6,600 CGC census 3/21: 10 in 4.5, 50 higher." Sometimes I wish comics were still this simple Awesome, iconic image[...]
The Spider Reprint Announced by 2000AD With Work From Jerry Siegel
The definitive collection will notably include work from one of the godfathers of the comics industry as a while, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel The book also, of course, includes work from the original The Spider creators, writer Ted Cowan and artist Reg Bunn, whose work is remastered by Rebellion's team. The Spider cover[...]
The First Strange Visitor from Another Planet
Edgar Rice Burroughs's A Princess of Mars, first serialized in 1912, is another prominent example. A scene from A Message from Mars showing The Messenger demonstrating his power to a human inventor. The Strange Visitor The 1899 play A Message from Mars by Richard Ganthony is another example of the world's fictional obsession with Mars which is far[...]
The Superman--He's Here, The Washington Times, 06 Jan 1918, via
By which point, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster had taken ownership of the word Dominant ownership After that, Superman belonged to America and the entire world and stood for something very different than what the Nazi propagandists had in mind. It's impossible to overestimate how important that was in the context of the global events of[...]
Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 $2,007.500 Comic Connect Sales 6/11/2018
The closing price for the 1938 comic, featuring the first appearance of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,  is the third-highest price ever paid for a comic book, behind the $3,207,852 sale of an Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 in 2014, and the $2,161,000 sale of a different copy of Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 (the Nicolas Cage[...]
Superman #1 CGC 5.5 Sells For Record $507,500
The landmark DC Comics publication collects the Superman stories by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster which first appeared in Action Comics #1-4 with the addition of four new pages  The title was originally conceived as a one-shot, and was released in May 1939, but went on to become one of the foundational DC Comics series[...]
This Is Joe – Spanish Filmmaker Honors Superman's Creators
Joe Schuster was best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman with writer Jerry Siegel They created a character that would be recognized everywhere but the beginning of that process was not a bed a roses They didn't find a newspaper or publisher who wanted to buy their character right away because America was[...]
Silver for Timely's Golden Age and Gold for Marvel's Silver Age
The birth of Jerry Siegel and  Joe Shuster's Superman in Action Comics #1 laid the foundation for a formula that was emulated often in the Golden Age, and during the many decades that followed. In 1939, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics for National, Captain Marvel debuted in Whiz Comics for Fawcett Publications and Timely unleashed[...]
The Mount Rushmore Of The Comic Industry
I don't think there is a question of whether he belongs on the monument but I think some folks may agree begrudgingly. Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster – Together they created the first superhero, the one that created a genre, an icon for Truth, Justice and the American Way It's hard to argue the importance of[...]
Jerry Fine, The Man Who Made Superman Happen Dies At Age 97
Fine had a unique role in the creation of Superman, he's the one that brought Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster together in the first place. Fine went to school with Shuster in the 30s They worked together on the school paper doing a comic strip called Jerry The Journalist that depicted Fine as a grasshopper[...]
Steve Mannion and the Salvation of the Comic Book Industry
From the independent boom of the 80's to the retro fun of the Silver Age, heck, even going back to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, inventors of Superman and the modern superhero, good comics come from having fun and an earnest desire to entertain. The other approach is simply treading water until market fatigue drowns us[...]
1940's Superman Day At The World's Fair Color Footage
And finally, (2:25) the guy in the blue suit and glasses is a young Jerry Siegel I got the link to the youtube video from Mark who I believe got it from the great Mark Evanier. [youtube][/youtube] If you haven't seen this then definitely click the link This is the first public appearance of Superman back[...]
Even Superman's Coins Are Lenticular – And In French Kryptonian
The Royal Canadian Mint are minting 50 cent coins, each with a lenticular "tails" side, featuring Superman in 1938 and 2013, the art of Jerry Siegel and Jim Lee respectively, depending which angle you hold the coin Oh and Kryptonian letters that officially read 75 Years Of Superman But get this, because it's Canada, they[...]