Author Marc Tyler Nobleman speaks at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library on Monday, February 10th at 6:30 pm about the men who created some of our favorite superheroes. His books include Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. No registration needed. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 860-652-7718.
Welles-Turner Memorial Library
2407 Main Street Glastonbury, CT 06033
Author Marc Tyler Nobleman appears at Tifereth Israel Congregation on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM!
Superman’s Jewish Roots
In discussing Boys of Steel, Marc will address the Superman/Moses parallel, the curious possible origin behind Superman’s Hebraic-sounding Kryptonian name, the truth about whether or not Hitler himself personally banned Superman comics, and why Joe Shuster could not draw on the day before Shabbat, plus much more. His presentation will include images from Superman and other comics to illustrate his points as he discusses two young Cleveland Jews and their enduring contribution to American pop culture.
A Very Special Birthday
February 8th would have been the 100th birthday of Bill Finger, the secret co-creator of Batman. As part of the presentation Marc will share the results of his research into this relatively unknown writer who influenced the Dark Knight as much as the publicly credited creator Bob Kane. This research led to the publication last year of “Bill The Boy Wonder”, a controversial picture book that addresses the writer’s Jewish background on the very first page.
Stay For The Dessert
Later in the evening we’ll be serving up soda shoppe classics including egg cremes, root beer floats, and ice cream sodas. Have a slice of warm apple pie or your choice of other desserts to finish off the evening right. During dessert Marc will be happy to continue the conversation from his talk and sign copies of his books.
About Marc Tyler Nobleman
Marc is the Maryland author of more than 70 books including the all-ages nonfiction picture book Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, the only standalone biography in any format of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, the two young Jewish teens who dreamed up the world’s first superhero. Boys of Steelwas named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book of Jewish Content, earned multiple starred reviews, was included on multiple “best of the year” lists, and was featured in a USA Today cover story. His companion book, Bill the Boy Wonder, was featured by NPR’s All Things Considered in August of 2012. We are excited to welcome him to the TI community.
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Marc Tyler Nobleman speaks at Kent Hall of Fitchburg State University on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
In this Robert Cormier Lecture, Marc Tyler Nobleman turned a childhood passion for superheroes into an adult passion for superheroes, then turned that into two critically-acclaimed nonfiction picture books about superhero creators (Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman). That turned into a lively presentation revealing the stories (at once inspirational and heartbreaking) behind these books. But as you will see, Marc is interested in more than just fictional heroes…
Tickets: $7/general public; $5/students (at the door) Free with CenterStage membership card.
Cosponsored by the Leominster Champion.
Support for the academic classroom visits by the author comes from the Roberta Fitzmaurice Connors Endowment of Fitchburg State University with additional support from Unitil.
Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl St., Fitchburg MA 01420-2697
Marc Nobleman speaks on Wednesday February 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the D.C. Tenley-Friendship Library (4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC)
Author/cartoonist of more than 70 books and a new Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC member. New book: Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
Marc Tyler Nobleman signs at Books & Books on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format—the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe’s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130.
Marc Tyler Nobleman’s Boys of Steel captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe’s triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of Another Perfect Day, are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134