The Resource Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman : the First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman, (electronic resource)

Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman : the First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman, (electronic resource)

Label
Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman : the First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman
Title
Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman
Title remainder
the First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is a kaleidoscopic analysis of Jewish humor as seen through Funnyman, a little-known super-heroic invention by the creators of Superman. Included are complete comic-book stories and daily and Sunday newspaper panels from Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's creative fiasco. Siegel and Shuster, two Jewish teenagers from Cleveland, sold the rights to their amazing and astonishingly lucrative comic book superhero to Detective Comics for $130 in 1938. Not only did they lose the ownership of the Superman character, they also agreed to write and illustrate it for ten years at ten dollars per page. Their contract with the DC publishers was soon heralded as the most foolish agreement in the history of American popular culture. After toiling on workman's wages for a decade, Siegel and Shuster struggled to come up with a new superhero, one that would right their wrongs and prove that justice, fair-play, and zany craftsmanship was the true American way and would lead to ultimate victory. But when the naïve duo launched their new comic character Funnyman in 1947, it failed miserably. All the turmoil and personal disasters in Siegel and Shuster's postwar life percolated into the comic strip. This book tells the back story of the unsuccessful strip and Siegel and Shuster's ambition to have their funny Jewish superhero trump Superman
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Gordon, Mel
Dewey number
741.5973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Andrae, Thomas
  • hoopla digital
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  • Siegel, Jerry
  • Shuster, Joe
  • Funnyman (Fictitious character)
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Superheroes
  • Jewish cartoonists
  • Jewish wit and humor
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman : the First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11871216
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11871216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11871216
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11871216
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman : the First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11871216
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11871216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11871216
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11871216
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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