Ricca's new book, Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (St. Martin's Press, 2013) is the first full literary biography of the creators of Superman and reveals many new discoveries in our understanding of their fascinating lives. Stan Lee says that Ricca brings those two sons of Jewish immigrants to life, telling of their early ambitions, their fame, their frustrations and the ultimate tragedy of their careers. It's a book no pop culture fan will want to missand that includes yours truly. Filled with secrets, mysteries, and almost 100 illustrations and photos, most of them never before seen, Super Boys is the book that Brad Meltzer (The Fifth Assassin, JLA) calls beautiful and heartbreaking.
Ricca comes from Cleveland where he earned his Ph.D. in English at Case Western Reserve University. Visit his website at www.brad-ricca.com and on Twitter @BradJRicca.