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Superman at 75: Celebrating America's Most Enduring Super Hero

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Start Time: 01:00PM    End Time: 05:00PM

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a celebration of the Man of Steel’s 75th anniversary!

How has Superman managed to thrive for 75 years and counting, long enough to rank him as America's most enduring hero of the last century? What did Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel have in mind when they brought Superman to life? What answers does Jerry Siegel's newly-discovered memoir offer? And, who knew that Superman was Jewish?

Experts on the superhero including his biographer, writers, and artists and publishers will gather to discuss these and other questions related to one of the most enduring cultural figures of the last century. Participants include:

* Random House author Larry Tye, who wrote Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero;
* Jenette Kahn, former publisher and president of DC Comics;
* Denny O'Neil, who spearheaded a remake of Superman in the 1970s;
* Jim Shooter, who sold his first Superman story as he was turning 13;
* Nicholson Brown, whose grandfather founded the company that became DC Comics;
* Sam Norich, publisher of The Jewish Daily Forward and
* David Weiss, whose father was, in the eyes of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, a dead ringer for his Man of Steel.

Birthday cake included.

Co-sponsored by Columbia University Libraries.

Ticket Info: $25 general; $20 CJH members, Columbia University Libraries affiliates, students, seniors. All ticket prices include a copy of Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye.


Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

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