Siegel Murder Propels Book Of Lies

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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4 Responses

  1. Mark Behar says:

    I can't seem to track it down right now, but an article I read on Yahoo! today quotes Meltzer as saying that a letter to the editor in a Cleveland newspaper the next day, reacting to the death of Siegel's father, comes from one A.L. Luthor…

  2. Brian Alvey says:

    The more Meltzer looked, the more intriguing things became. A letter published in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer on June 3, 1932, the day after the robbery, denounces the need for vigilantes in the harsh days of the Depression. The letter is signed by an A.L. Luther."Is that where (Superman foe) Lex Luthor came from?" Meltzer says. "I almost had a heart attack right there. I thought, 'You have to be kidding me!' "From USA Today. Fascinating.

  3. mike weber says:

    I'd have expected it to be Bob Kane's father who died in a robbery, if i had to guess.Oddly enough, the current cintinuity in "Funky Winkerbean" has a comic writer who's just landed the assignment to wtier Superman and finds himself blocked being taken for a tour of Siegel's childhood home and imagining what Siegel's childhood must have been like and what led him to co-create Superman. (The copy of Wylie's "Gladiator" on young Siegel's nightstand is a nice touch…)

  4. Alan Coil says:

    It's amazing what "truth" an author can convince others to believe. Take a bunch of events that happened at the same time, force them into a plot, write a story, and suddenly—the "truth" is revealed.Let's just say I'm having a problem with the basis of the story.