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Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman - Marc Tyler Nobleman, Ross  MacDonald I've never been a huge fan of superhero comics, being more of a horror fan as a child. But after reading [b:The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay|826105|The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay|Michael Chabon|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1340800957s/826105.jpg|2693329] I was more interested in the origins of the golden age writers.The format suits the subject matter beautifully. Not only did Ross Macdonald nail the early comics look, but he shows how it's done. Most interesting fact: they spent three years shopping their idea around before someone finally bought it. Three years! Puts things in perspective.Oh, this is also kid-bait for older kids who are interested in art, or comics, or writing, or he Great Depression.Library copy