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Jerry Siegel Superman DC Comics
The auction house ComicConnect is currently selling off a number of historical documents from Jerry Siegel, the co-creator of Superman, with Joe Shuster Famously, in 1938, the pair sold all rights to Superman to their publisher for $130 Later Siegel and Shuster would sue, claiming royalties, something that was only finally settled by their families[...]
Jerry Siegel Superman DC Comics
The auction house ComicConnect is currently selling off a number of historical documents from Jerry Siegel, the co-creator of Superman, with Joe Shuster Famously, in 1938, the pair sold all rights to Superman to their publisher for $130 Later Siegel and Shuster would sue, claiming royalties, something that was only finally settled by their families[...]
Federal Men Comics #2 Is As Rare As It Gets At Heritage Auctions
Featuring a redrawn cover by none other than Joe Shuster (yes, THAT Joe Shuster), this book was published in 1945 from Gerald Publishing Company These are reprints of DC stories from the 1930s and are pulpy and wonderful This is not your ordinary book, and Heritage Auctions has a very nice one taking bids today[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Original Artwork From Kevin O'Neill,
Currently at $310. Joe Shuster Studios – Unpublished Superman Story Page Original Art (c 1940s). A unique piece of Superman comic history! An unpublished Superman page from the story "The Secret of the Chinese Dragon!", which was later redrawn and published as a back-up story in Superman #54 by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye Rendered at twice-up scale[...]
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[...]
Presented at the 10C Shared Space, 4th Floor, 42 Carden St, Guelph, Ontario, the presenters of the 15th Joe Shuster Awards last weekend were Kevin Boyd & Jennifer Haines And friend of Bleeding Cool, Jamie Colville, was there to record the presentation And so that you can listen to the event below.   Or just go straight[...]
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[...]
2017 Joe Shuster Awards Honor Canadian Comics Creativity
The Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association have made their selections for the 2017 Joe Shuster Awards, with Awards Director Kevin A Boyd announcing the winners on Friday First established is 2004, the awards serve to recognize the works of Canadians home or abroad for their outstanding achievements in the creation of comic books, graphic novels, and[...]
The Powerful Popularity Of Superhero Comics During World War II
In 1940, writer Jerry Seigel and artist Joe Shuster (who created some obscure character named Superman), came up with a two-page comic for Look magazine titled "How Superman Would End The War." This story caused such an uproar with the Nazi party that Das Schwarze Korps (the weekly SS newsletter) published an entire article blasting both[...]
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[...]
Original Art From Dark Knight To Shuster Superman To Frazetta At Heritage Auctions – And A Way To Fund Kubert School Scholarships
Here are just a few of the higlights… A page from Dark Knight Triumphant by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. A 1940s sketch of Superman by Joe Shuster. A page of Watchmen by Dave Gibbons. A Curt Swan Superboy cover…Sam Keith on Sandman…  Jack Kirby drawing the Inhumans for Fantastic Four, A John Byrne/Terry Austin splash page from Uncanny X-Men.An Alex Raymond[...]
This Is Joe – Spanish Filmmaker Honors Superman's Creators
Everybody knows the story of Joe Shuster, it was an example of fight against the power 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[...]
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[...]