MARC TYLER NOBLEMAN reports that the website for his next book,
Bill, the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman,is now live.
Marc is also the author of Boys of Steel: Creator of Superman, in which Marc tells the story of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, who were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format—the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe’s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130!
“…vibrant and well-researched picture book biography.”
“Nobleman's account is an engaging and informative read. The illustrations are well-designed to evoke the historical, 1930s setting. The story is inspiring in its messages about teamwork and perseverance.”