Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages
In a full display of superhero powers, the man of steel not only deflects bullets but uses his X-ray vision to melt truck brakes. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster in 1933 in a fanzine, Superman hit the stands in Action, no. 1, in 1938. It quickly became the anchor to the DC Comics line-up. Wayne Boring succeeded Shuster in drawing the superhero. Having worked in Shuster’s studio starting in 1937, Boring was the primary penciler throughout the 1950s, giving the character his classic bulk and muscular definition. Boring was teamed with inker Stan Kaye.