Joe Shuster’s Story, Told Through Comics, Arrives In May

by Hannah Means Shannon

In good timing for the 80th anniversary of the character Joe Shuster so famously co-created with Jerry Siegel, Shuster is getting an entire biography told through the medium of comics, published by the SuperGenius imprint at Papercutz.

In The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman, writer Julian Voloj, and artist Thomas Campi create an original graphic novel about “America, ambition, the intersection of art and commerce, and the friendship of two young men from Cleveland, whose lives were changed forever following the unexpected and unprecedented success of their iconic creation”.

Papercutz described the advent of the new book as:

…an opportunity to reflect on Siegel and Shuster’s success and struggles in the comic book industry, their complicated relationship with their creation and their publisher, and the evolving struggle for creator rights in the comic industry.

Be prepared to discover a story that reflects the worst and the best of comic book history, according to the publisher, ranging from legal disputes to Frederick Werthem and the comics code. But it’s also a celebration of a collaboration that brought us one of our greatest fictional heroes, and one which sparked an entire genre.

Look out for The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman when it arrives in comic shops on May 15th, 2018.