Superman is one of the most famous characters of all time — but for years, his creators never got credit for the Man of Steel. In the latest episode, comic industry insiders explore the many trials and tribulations of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman.
The children of Jewish immigrants, Siegel and Shuster grew up in the post-World War I era in Cleveland, Ohio. They dreamed of a super-powered immigrant dedicated to saving the world, and Superman was born. But despite Superman’s groundbreaking success, which launched a comic book genre that dominates entertainment today, Siegel and Shuster were denied compensation and eventually control over the character they created.
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