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" Jerry and I did a comic book together..." Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster Interviewed

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster only did one in-depth interview, and here it is.  it first appeared in Nemo #2 in 1983, and then was reprinted in 1992 in a magazine titled Comics Values Monthly, as part of their Superman Tribute issue.  naturally, in 1992, that's when Superman was killed, only to be reborn, such is the way that comic books are.  Death is only a temporary set back, unless you happen to be Peter Parker's Uncle Ben, and I'm doubtful about him at times.  The saddest part of this is that Jerry and Joe, Joe especially, weren't interviewed more often, and in more detail - the stories they could have told.  But we have this fascinating glimpse into the working of the creators of Superman and, sometimes, a glimpse is better than nothing at all.  And the last line is very prophetic, all things considered...
Q: How did the two of you meet? JOE SHUSTER: I came from Canada when I was about 10 years old, and our family settled in Cleveland, Ohio. It was in Glenville Hig…

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