The Adventures of Superman

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Originally published in 1942, The Adventures of Superman was the first full-length novel about the world's first and most endearing comic book super-hero. This facsimile is an exact reproduction of the original with the addition of a new introduction by bestselling Superman comic-book writer and novelist Roger Stern. Illustrations throughout, including 4 full-color plates.

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So much has changed in America since The Adventures of Superman was first published in 1942. Most readers will be delighted with the return of this long out-of-print book, a few will wonder why we just don't let it disappear. The Adventures of Superman is not only an enjoyable story of a great comic book super hero, but it is also a part of our American heritage and history. This book is a window on our past. For these reasons, Applewood Books is pleased to present The Adventures of Superman just as it was originally published, with no editorial changes except the addition of a new informative introduction by Roger Stern.

About the Author:

In the early 1940s, George Lowther worked primarily as a scriptwriter for the Mutual Radio Network, writing script for such long-runing comics-to-radio series as "Dick Tracy," "Terry & the Pirates," and "Superman." Lowther was in his late 20s when he wrote The Adventures of Superman.  The fast-paced prose novel not only tells the Man of Steel's origin, but for the first time depicts in detail his life as a young man. Lowther later added producer's and director's duties to his long list of radio credits. Eventually, he made the jump to television, working on such classic programs as the "U.S. Steel Hour" and "Armstrong Circle Theater." In the early 1970s, Lowther helped launch the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater," contributing over 30 scripts to the series before his death in 1975.   

Born in 1914, artist Joe Shuster is co-creator, with writer Jerry Siegel, of Superman. Together, they published some of the earliest science-fiction fan magazines. In 1936, Siegel & Shuster created such new features as Doctor Occult, Slam Bradley, and Radio Squad before selling Superman to DC in 1938. Influenced by such comic-strip greats as Wash Tubb's creator Rog Crane, Shuster drew Superman through 1947, after which he left the comic-book industry to co-create the comic strip Funnyman with Siegel.  Failing eyesight cut short his career, but not before his place in the history of American culture was assured. Shuster died of heart failure on July 30, 1992.   

Roger Stern is a veteran writer of the comics industry. Among his work are scripts for Superman, Green Lantern, Starman, and the text for a series of trading cards produced by Skybox commemorating the Death of Superman, all for DC Comics. He has also scripted The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, The Avengers and Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, and has written several graphic novels and three prose novels, including the New York Times bestseller, The Death & Life of Superman.

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