The Canadian Press profiles Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, who with Jerry Siegel “managed to direct the history of comics in North America,” according to Scott McCloud.
“(Shuster and Siegel) created a character that really spawned an entire genre,” McCloud tells the wire service.
The article focuses on Shuster’s Canadian roots — he moved to Cleveland at age 10 — and the influence his memories of Toronto had on his vision of Metropolis.
“Cleveland was not nearly as metropolitan as Toronto was, and it was not as big or as beautiful,” the artist said in a 1992 interview, believed to be his last. “Whatever buildings I saw in Toronto remained in my mind and came out in the form of Metropolis.”
The story also makes brief mention of his and Siegel’s legal and financial battles with DC Comics, but nothing of the more recent fight over the rights to Superboy.