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utnereader:

Superman was born from the creative minds of two Jewish teens whose  boyhoods were steeped in comic books and science fiction. At age 18,  co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first drew the caped superhero  that would capture the imagination of future generations. Academics have  attributed the boys’ inspiration for Superman to the lofty pages of  literature (Shaw), philosophy (Nietzsche), and religion (the Golem). But a far more likely muse, according to Reform Judaism magazine, was something much more accessible to a couple of sci-fi geeks: a real-life strongman from Poland. Keep reading …
(Image by aka Kath)

utnereader:

Superman was born from the creative minds of two Jewish teens whose boyhoods were steeped in comic books and science fiction. At age 18, co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first drew the caped superhero that would capture the imagination of future generations. Academics have attributed the boys’ inspiration for Superman to the lofty pages of literature (Shaw), philosophy (Nietzsche), and religion (the Golem). But a far more likely muse, according to Reform Judaism magazine, was something much more accessible to a couple of sci-fi geeks: a real-life strongman from Poland. Keep reading …

(Image by aka Kath)