Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345496751, 453pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
The co-creator of "Superman" and "Funnyman," who died at the age of 81 in 1996.
Joe Shuster is co-founder of Minnesota Valley Engineering (MVE), which, under his guidance, became the world's leading manufacturer of high-technology, low-temperature (cryogenic) equipment used in industry, medicine, agriculture, and transportation. MVE designed and manufactured hydrogen equipment, enhanced oil recovery systems, and hydrogen and LNG transportation fuel systems. He is also the founder of Teltech, a National science and engineering consulting firm that produced hundreds of technical dossiers on many technical subjects including gas turbines, photovoltaic manufacturing processes, natural gas purification, fuels cells and many other energy related topics. He has founded or co-founded seven other technology based companies and has served on the Board of Directors of over twenty businesses, organizations, and international firms. He has received numerous professional and civic awards.
“Delightful . . . fills in the early years of its hero with energy and imagination.”—The New York Times Book Review
“With cheeky aplomb, luscious period details, and a generous affection for his characters, [Tom] De Haven accomplishes his own kind of superhuman feat—[he] fashions a stylish, rollicking good yarn from the legend of the Man of Steel.”—The Boston Globe
“A smashing read [with] sustained narrative momentum.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“One of the finest interpretations of Superman in any medium.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution