February 21, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Movies, New York, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Kevin Conroy, Chip Kidd, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Kevin Smith, and Michael Uslan appear on a panel moderated by USA Today’s Whitney Matheson at the Paley Center for Media on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm! Celebrate 75 years of Batman!
Kevin Conroy, Voice of Batman, Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond
Chip Kidd, Designer, Batman: The Complete History; Author, Batman: Death by Design
Marc Tyler Nobleman, Author, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
Kevin Smith, Filmmaker; Writer, Batman comic books; Host, Fat Man on Batman podcast
Michael Uslan, Executive Producer, The Dark Knight film trilogy; Author, The Boy Who Loved Batman
Moderator: Whitney Matheson, Columnist, USA Today’s “Pop Candy”
Even your grandmother could name Batman’s sidekick or home base (or maybe both). The Dark Knight is arguably the world’s most popular superhero and one of the most iconic and influential fictional characters of all time. Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of his first appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), with this panel of influential creators and interpreters of Batman entertainment, all of whom were fans first. (Bring your grandmother.)
Paley Supporting and Patron Members: Tickets on Sale Now
Paley General Members: On Sale Friday, February 21 at noon
General Public: On Sale Monday, February 24 at noon
Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019
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 appears at the Carle Museum on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm.
Free with Museum Admission
Join author Marc Tyler Nobleman as he reveals the lengths he went to in order to get the truth behind the creation of one of the most successful fictional characters of all time. Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman tells the story (at once inspirational and heartbreaking) of Bill Finger, never-credited co-creator of the Dark Knight. Learn startling never-published facts about an unsung pioneer—including one that may just change pop culture history.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
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
Author Marc Tyler Nobleman signs at Hooray for Books on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Ever wonder how the Batman character was created? Bill the Boy Wonder: the Secret Co-Creator of Batman is the first book about the unsung man behind the Dark Knight. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning, helping to invent Batman from concept to costume to character.
Join us as Marc Nobleman talks about the amazing Bill Finger and the creation of Batman, one of the most famous and beloved superheroes. Get your copy just in time to see the latest movie installment in theaters! Ages 8 and up.
Hooray for Books
1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Marc Tyler Nobleman signs at Barnes & Noble on Friday July 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM.
You’re about to learn how the Dark Knight rises. After, learn the secret behind how he began! Meet author Marc Tyler Nobleman and get a signed copy of his new all-ages picture book, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman!
Barnes & Noble
Tysons Corner Center, 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
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