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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Super Boys

Peter Keepnews reviews Superheroes: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster — the Creators of Superman at The New York Times.
"What made Siegel and Shuster’s creation special, he argues, is the strange triangle they created: Superman, the mysterious and powerful outsider; his alter ego, Clark Kent, the quintessential schlemiel; and Lois Lane, the beauty who yearns for Superman but disdains Clark. 'The added register of that character having to hide his true identity under a bold lie — so as to fool a girl — defined not only the genre, but its readers as well,' he writes."

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