It's Superman!

It's Superman!

By Tom De Haven; Jerry Siegel (Created by); Joe Shuster (Created by)

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345496751, 453pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

Coming of age in rural 1930s America with X-ray vision, the power to stop bullets, and the ability to fly isn t exactly every boy's story. So just how did Clark Kent, a shy farmer's son, grow up to be the Man of Steel? Follow young Clark's whirlwind journey from Kansas to New York City s" Daily Planet." This ace reporter is not the only person leading a double life in a teeming metropolis, just the only one able to leap tall buildings in a single bound a skill that comes in handy when battling powerful criminal masterminds like scheming Lex Luthor and fascist robots. But can Clark's midwestern charm save the day and win the heart of stunning, seen-it-all newspaperwoman Lois Lane? Or is that a job for Superman?

About the Author
Tom De Haven is the author of 17 books, including Freaks' Amour, Sunburn Lake, It's Superman! and the Derby Dugan trilogy of novels. Our Hero, a book-length essay about the history and cultural impact of Superman, is forthcoming from Yale University Press as part of their Icons of America series.

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.

Praise For It's Superman!

“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