Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
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After the success of "Superman" in 1938 Shuster opened his own studio where Boring would continue to work, becoming one of the most recognizable artists to work on the Superman character, displacing even Joe Shuster's visualisation.
Over the course of the next 30 years Boring did little else than Superman and when DC Comics dismissed several old time artists, Wayne was one of them along with George Papp (creator of Green Arrow) and Sheldon Moldoff (creator of Green Lantern). He then ghosted backgrounds for Hal Foster's epic "Prince Valiant" Sunday page from 1968 until 1972 as well as ghosting Sam Leff's "Davy Jones".
For a short period afterwards he worked at Marvel on a few titles before leaving the comics field. He then worked as a security guard at a bank before passing away in 1987 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Wayne Boring's Superman is one of the most enduring characters in the comics hobby. Heavily influenced by Flash Gordon artist & creator Alex Raymond, Boring's stylized artwork and fine linework along with his ability to handle science fiction subject has made him one of the most popular artists of his time, and among the most remembered in comics history.
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