Joseph Shuster was born in 1914 in Toronto, Canada. When he was
nine, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where Shuster met young Jerry Siegel. The two became fast friends
and collaborators; together, they published the
science-fiction fan magazines, where Shuster honed his fledgling art
He also provided cartoons for their high school newspaper, The Glenville Torch.
In 1936, he and Siegel began providing DC Comics with
such new features as Dr. Occult, Slam Bradley, and Radio Squad before
selling Superman to DC in 1938.