Home » Artists » Cartoonists » Siegel, Jerome

Siegel, Jerome

Born: 1914 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists, Illustrators

1914 – Born on October 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. The co-creator of Superman and comic book writer who, with his artist partner, Joe Shuster.

1933 – Together with schoolmate Joe Shuster, Siegel published several science-fiction magazines and they came up with their own science-fiction hero – Superman.

1938 – With his artist partner, Joe Shuster, they sold the rights to the "Man of Steel" for $130.

1945 – Siegel wrote the very first Superboy story, which was illustrated by Shuster, but it did not see print until in DC’s More Fun Comics #101.

1959-1965 – He then spent time scripting several newspaper strips such as Funnyman and Ken Winston.

         – He again chronicled the adventures of Superman and many other DC characters.  Most of his stories from this time period (including the origin of Lex Luthor and the death of Superman) remain uncredited.

1978 – Their byline was restored and they were awarded an annual stipend.

1993 – He was placed in the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

1996 – Died on January 28th.

2005 – Siegel was posthumously awarded the Bill Finger Award For Excellence In Comic Book Writing.