Joe Shuster

Joe Shuster

Known for: Writing
Birthday: 1914-07-10
Deathday: 1992-07-30 (78 years old)

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Biography

Joseph Shuster (; July 10, 1914 – July 30, 1992) was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938). Shuster was involved in a number of legal battles over ownership of the Superman character. His comic book career after Superman was relatively unsuccessful, and by the mid-1970s, Shuster had left the field completely due to partial blindness. He and Siegel were inducted into both the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2005, the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association instituted the Joe Shuster Awards, named to honor the Canada-born artist.

Early Life

Joseph Shuster was born in Toronto to a Jewish family. His father, Julius Shuster (originally Shusterowich), an immigrant from Rotterdam, had a tailor shop in Toronto's garment district. His mother, Ida (Katharske), had come from Kyiv in Ukraine. His family, including his sister, Jean, lived on Bathurst, Oxford, and Borden Streets, and Shuster attended Ryerson and Lansdowne Public Schools. One of his cousins was comedian Frank Shuster of the Canadian comedy team Wayne and Shuster. He also had a brother named Frank.As a youngster, Shuster worked as a newspaper boy for the Toronto Daily Star. The family barely made ends meet, and the budding young artist would scrounge for paper, which the family could not afford. He recalled in 1992, I would go from store to store in Toronto and pick up whatever they threw out. One day, I was lucky enough to find a bunch of wallpaper rolls that were unused and left over from some job. The backs were blank, naturally. So it was a goldmine for me, and I went home with every roll I could carry. I kept using that wallpaper for a long time. Sometime in 1924, when Shuster was 9 or 10, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. There Shuster attended Glenville High School and befriended his later collaborator, writer Jerry Siegel, with whom he began publishing a science fiction fanzine called Science Fiction. Siegel described his friendship with the similarly shy and bespectacled Shuster: "When Joe and I first met, it was like the right chemicals coming together."The duo broke into comics at Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's National Allied Publications, the future DC Comics, working on the landmark New Fun—the first comic-book series to consist solely of original material rather than using any reprinted newspaper comic strips—debuting with the musketeer swashbuckler "Henri Duval" and the supernatural crime-fighter strip Doctor Occult, both in New Fun #6 (Oct. 1935). In a 1992 interview, in which he used the fledgling publisher's future name, he said the two sample strips were not the ones eventually published: One was drawn on brown wrapping paper and the other was drawn on the back of wallpaper from Toronto. And DC approved them, just like that! It's incredible! But DC did say, 'We like your ideas, we like your scripts and we like your drawings. But please, copy over the stories in pen and ink on good paper.' So I got my mother and father to lend me the money to go out and buy some decent paper, the first drawing paper I ever had, in order to submit these stories properly to DC Comics.

Filmography

All 104

Movies 86

Writter 82

TV Shows 18

Self 3

Characters
DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

Movie
7.07
Characters
Peacemaker (2022)

Peacemaker (2022)

TV Show
8.5
Writer
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

Movie
7.75
Characters
Superman & Lois (2021)

Superman & Lois (2021)

TV Show
7.76
Writer
Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)

Movie
7
Writer
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)

Movie
6.23
Characters
The Death and Return of Superman (2019)

The Death and Return of Superman (2019)

Movie
Writer
DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice (2019)

DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice (2019)

Movie
Characters
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Movie
5.7
Writer
The Death of Superman (2019)

The Death of Superman (2019)

Movie
6
Writer
Reign of the Supermen (2019)

Reign of the Supermen (2019)

Movie
9
Writer
LEGO DC Super Heroes - Aquaman: Rage Of Atlantis (2018)

LEGO DC Super Heroes - Aquaman: Rage Of Atlantis (2018)

Movie
Writer
The Late Batsby (2018)

The Late Batsby (2018)

Movie
Writer
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Movie
5.6
Writer
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High (2018)

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High (2018)

Movie
Characters
Krypton (2018)

Krypton (2018)

TV Show
6.56
Writer
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)

Movie
3
Writer
Justice League (2017)

Justice League (2017)

Movie
6.33
Writer
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (2017)

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (2017)

Movie
Characters
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Movie
6.24
Writer
Justice League Dark (2017)

Justice League Dark (2017)

Movie
5.74
Writer
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016)

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016)

Movie
Writer
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout (2016)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout (2016)

Movie
6.06
Writer
Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)

Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)

Movie
5.38
Characters
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Movie
5.96
Writer
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash (2016)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash (2016)

Movie
4.58
Characters
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

TV Show
6.08
Characters
Supergirl (2015)

Supergirl (2015)

TV Show
6.34
Writer
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015)

Movie
5.42
Writer
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015)

Movie
5.68
Characters
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)

Movie
5.43
Writer
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014)

Movie
3.55
Characters
The Flash (2014)

The Flash (2014)

TV Show
6.42
Writer
Justice League: War (2014)

Justice League: War (2014)

Movie
6.05
Writer
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)

Movie
6
Writer
Planet Krypton (2013)

Planet Krypton (2013)

Movie
Writer
Superman 75 (2013)

Superman 75 (2013)

Movie
Writer
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

Movie
5.39
Writer
Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel (2013)

Movie
6.34
Writer
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)

Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)

Movie
3.82
Writer
Superman: Unbound (2013)

Superman: Unbound (2013)

Movie
10
Writer
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)

Movie
5.54
Writer
Superman vs. The Elite (2012)

Superman vs. The Elite (2012)

Movie
6.27
Writer
Justice League: Doom (2012)

Justice League: Doom (2012)

Movie
5.17
Writer
Superman: Requiem (2011)

Superman: Requiem (2011)

Movie
Writer
All Star Superman (2011)

All Star Superman (2011)

Movie
7.5
Characters
Young Justice (2010)

Young Justice (2010)

TV Show
6.05
Writer
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)

Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)

Movie
6.22
Self (archive footage)
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010)

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010)

Movie
Writer
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010)

DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010)

Movie
Writer
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Movie
4.92
Writer
DC Super Friends: The Joker's Playhouse (2010)

DC Super Friends: The Joker's Playhouse (2010)

Movie
Writer
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)

Movie
5.56
Writer
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)

TV Show
4.33
Writer
Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

Movie
5.46
Writer
Superman: Doomsday (2007)

Superman: Doomsday (2007)

Movie
8
Writer
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)

Movie
Writer
The Science of Superman (2006)

The Science of Superman (2006)

Movie
Writer
Superman Returns (2006)

Superman Returns (2006)

Movie
6.11
Characters
Krypto the Superdog (2005)

Krypto the Superdog (2005)

TV Show
7
Writer
Justice League: Paradise Lost (2003)

Justice League: Paradise Lost (2003)

Movie
6
Himself (archive footage)
Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes (2001)

Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes (2001)

Movie
Writer
Justice League (2001)

Justice League (2001)

TV Show
6.09
Writer
Justice League: Secret Origins (2001)

Justice League: Secret Origins (2001)

Movie
Characters
Smallville (2001)

Smallville (2001)

TV Show
6.17
Writer
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996)

Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996)

Movie
5
Writer
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)

Superman: The Animated Series (1996)

TV Show
4.6
Writer
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)

TV Show
6.7
Writer
Superboy (1988)

Superboy (1988)

TV Show
Characters
Superman (1988)

Superman (1988)

TV Show
Writer
Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel (1988)

Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel (1988)

Movie
Writer
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Movie
6.08
Writer
Superman III (1983)

Superman III (1983)

Movie
6.01
Writer
Superman II (1980)

Superman II (1980)

Movie
5.97
Himself
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (1980)

The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (1980)

Movie
Writer
The Return of Superman (1979)

The Return of Superman (1979)

Movie
Writer
Superman (1978)

Superman (1978)

Movie
6.34
Writer
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! (1975)

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! (1975)

Movie
Characters
The New Adventures of Superman (1966)

The New Adventures of Superman (1966)

TV Show
Writer
The Adventures of Superboy (1961)

The Adventures of Superboy (1961)

Movie
Writer
The Adventures of Super Pup (1958)

The Adventures of Super Pup (1958)

Movie
Writer
Stamp Day for Superman (1954)

Stamp Day for Superman (1954)

Movie
8
Characters
Adventures of Superman (1952)

Adventures of Superman (1952)

TV Show
Writer
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Movie
Writer
Atom Man vs Superman (1950)

Atom Man vs Superman (1950)

Movie
6.67
Writer
Superman: Secret Agent (1943)

Superman: Secret Agent (1943)

Movie
Writer
The Underground World (1943)

The Underground World (1943)

Movie
6
Writer
Superman: Jungle Drums (1943)

Superman: Jungle Drums (1943)

Movie
Writer
The Mummy Strikes (1943)

The Mummy Strikes (1943)

Movie
Writer
Superman: Destruction, Inc. (1942)

Superman: Destruction, Inc. (1942)

Movie
Writer
Eleventh Hour (1942)

Eleventh Hour (1942)

Movie
Writer
Superman: Showdown (1942)

Superman: Showdown (1942)

Movie
Writer
Superman: Japoteurs (1942)

Superman: Japoteurs (1942)

Movie
Writer
Superman: Terror on the Midway (1942)

Superman: Terror on the Midway (1942)

Movie
Writer
Superman: Volcano (1942)

Superman: Volcano (1942)

Movie
Writer
Superman: Electric Earthquake (1942)

Superman: Electric Earthquake (1942)

Movie
Writer
The Magnetic Telescope (1942)

The Magnetic Telescope (1942)

Movie
Writer
Superman: The Bulleteers (1942)

Superman: The Bulleteers (1942)

Movie
Writer
Superman: The Arctic Giant (1942)

Superman: The Arctic Giant (1942)

Movie
6
Writer
Billion Dollar Limited (1942)

Billion Dollar Limited (1942)

Movie
Writer
The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

Movie
Writer
Superman: The Mad Scientist (1941)

Superman: The Mad Scientist (1941)

Movie
Characters
Val Zod

Val Zod

TV Show
Writer
Untitled Superman Project

Untitled Superman Project

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.57
Based on 5.21 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1941
1979
2010
1988
2022

Information

Known for
Writing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1914-07-10

Deathday
1992-07-30 (78 years old)

Place of birth
Toronto, Canada

Citizenships
United States of America

Awards
Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame, Will Eisner Hall of Fame, Inkpot Award

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Bill Finger worked together with Joe Shuster in:
10 Movies
3 TV Shows
John DiMaggio
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John DiMaggio worked together with Joe Shuster in:
12 Movies
1 TV Shows
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Khary Payton worked together with Joe Shuster in:
11 Movies
2 TV Shows
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Marv Wolfman worked together with Joe Shuster in:
6 Movies
6 TV Shows
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James Tucker worked together with Joe Shuster in:
10 Movies
2 TV Shows
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Michael Uslan worked together with Joe Shuster in:
12 Movies
Tara Strong
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Tara Strong worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
3 TV Shows
Jack Kirby
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Jack Kirby worked together with Joe Shuster in:
8 Movies
3 TV Shows
Paul Dini
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Paul Dini worked together with Joe Shuster in:
5 Movies
6 TV Shows
Tom Kenny
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Tom Kenny worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
2 TV Shows
Fred Tatasciore
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Fred Tatasciore worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
2 TV Shows
Jim Lee
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Jim Lee worked together with Joe Shuster in:
5 Movies
5 TV Shows
Christopher Reeve
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Christopher Reeve worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
1 TV Shows
Phil LaMarr
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Phil LaMarr worked together with Joe Shuster in:
6 Movies
4 TV Shows
Sam Liu
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Sam Liu worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
1 TV Shows
Nolan North
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Nolan North worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
1 TV Shows
Steve Blum
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Steve Blum worked together with Joe Shuster in:
7 Movies
3 TV Shows
Gardner Fox
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Gardner Fox worked together with Joe Shuster in:
5 Movies
4 TV Shows
Max Fleischer
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Max Fleischer worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
George Pérez
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George Pérez worked together with Joe Shuster in:
3 Movies
6 TV Shows
John Byrne
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John Byrne worked together with Joe Shuster in:
3 Movies
6 TV Shows
Carmine Infantino
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Carmine Infantino worked together with Joe Shuster in:
4 Movies
5 TV Shows
Troy Baker
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Troy Baker worked together with Joe Shuster in:
8 Movies
1 TV Shows
Tony Todd
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Tony Todd worked together with Joe Shuster in:
5 Movies
4 TV Shows
Jerry O'Connell
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Jerry O'Connell worked together with Joe Shuster in:
9 Movies
Phil Morris
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Phil Morris worked together with Joe Shuster in:
5 Movies
4 TV Shows
Hynden Walch
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Hynden Walch worked together with Joe Shuster in:
6 Movies
3 TV Shows
Margot Kidder
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Margot Kidder worked together with Joe Shuster in:
8 Movies
1 TV Shows
Robin Atkin Downes
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Robin Atkin Downes worked together with Joe Shuster in:
5 Movies
4 TV Shows
Andrea Romano
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Andrea Romano worked together with Joe Shuster in:
8 Movies
1 TV Shows
Marc McClure
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Marc McClure worked together with Joe Shuster in:
8 Movies
1 TV Shows
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James Arnold Taylor worked together with Joe Shuster in:
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2 TV Shows
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