"You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me": First Edition of The Adventures of Superman; Inscribed by George Lowther
The Adventures of Superman. Based on the Cartoon Character Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Illustrations by Joe Shuster.
Lowther, George; Illustrations by Joe Shuster.$4,000.00
Item Number: 32042
New York : Random House, 1942.
First edition of the first Superman novel. Octavo, original cloth. With frontispiece, illustrated title page, nine full-page illustrations (four in color) and numerous illustrations. Inscribed by George Lowther on the front free endpaper. Illustrated by Joe Shuster. Foreword by Josette Frank. Repair to the hinges, very good in a good dust jacket with some wear and chips. Rare signed and inscribed.
"Listen to me, son… It strikes me now. I called ye a—a superman, and that's what ye be. Remember that. You're Superman!" (page 57). Boyhood friends Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created America's first and most iconic comic book superhero. The Man of Steel debuted in Action Comics #1 (1938). He soon made the leap to radio, cinema and prose, and his "dynamic personality… [became] incorporated into Western contemporary mythology" (Clute & Nicholls).