Behold, I teach you the superman. The superman is the meaning of the earth.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
"I'm lying in bed counting sheep when all of a sudden it hits me. I conceive a character like Samson, Hercules and all the strong men I heard tell of rolled into one. Only more so."
-- Jerome Siegel
Where do enduring legends come from? Where do mythical heroes come from? Where do classic works of popular art come from?
"As a high school student," Jerry Siegel once recalled, "I thought that some day I might become a reporter, and I had crushes on...