Joe Shuster

(1914 — 1992)

Joseph "Joe" Shuster was the comic book artist who co-created 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 (Shuster posthumously) into 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.