Tuesday, February 19, 2008
First post: first picture book on first superhero
Superman was the first comic book superhero.
Boys of Steel is the first picture book biography of his creators, Jerry Siegel (the writer) and Joe Shuster (the artist).
It wasn't planned this way, but it's coming out in an anniversary year—Superman debuted in Action Comics #1 in 1938. Yes, timing its release for the 75th would have been cooler, but it's already taken three years from selling the manuscript to making this announcement and I don't want to wait another five.
The book won't be available to the general public until August. However, a select group will be able to buy it two months before that...if you want to be among this select group, stay tuned.
Then again, if you want to be among this select group, you can probably already guess what I'm talking about.