“A wonderful book, as exciting as Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.” —Booklist, starred boxed review.

“Compulsively readable… Ricca’s comprehensive biography reveals the turmoil and creative genius that led to our most enduring superhero, the Man of Steel.” —Publishers Weekly.

“Thoroughly researched… speaks to the treatment of artists by corporate America and its relationship to truth and justice. Written in a breezy, accessible style, this title will have wide appeal, especially to those whose views on the American way were shaped by comics, television shows, and movies featuring the Man of Steel. —Library Journal.

“An admirably thorough account of Siegel and Shuter’s long struggle to get their creation published…That they came up with the first bona fide superhero, thus helping change popular culture and sowing the seeds of a multi-million dollar industry, is a remarkable accomplishment, which Ricca recounts grippingly.” —The New York Times Book Review.

448 pages, includes 50 black-and-white photographs and illustrations plus two 8-page photograph inserts.

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