In a surprise ruling yesterday, a California Federal Court judge granted Warner Bros.' request for summary judgment in the never-ending legal battle for control of the Man of Steel, ruling that a 1992 agreement between DC Comics and Joe Shuster's sister, Jean Peavy, meant that the publisher was potentially granted permanent ownership of Shuster's share of the character's copyright, pending appeal.Judge O
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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Wait, it actually is a plane. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will open a permanent exhibit dedicated to Superman next month, celebrating the work of local boys made good, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.Set to be located at the baggage claim are
It's an Election Year here in America, which means that the strange eccentricities of our political system are in full swing. Don't get me wrong, it's not exactly a logical progression any other time, but it's only once every four years that things get truly insane, with mud-slinging ads, people pretending to be plumbers and the occasional celebrity yelling at a piece of furniture.
Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: Which of the Big Two has the best "imaginary" stories (What If, Elseworlds, Intercompany Crossover, etc.)? Which book was the most satisfying or actually made sense to o
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that DC Comics owners Warner Bros will be allowed to make use of documents stolen from the office of the lawyer representing the heirs of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in their suit against that lawyer
Last night saw the close of the online auction for the check that bought Superman from creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, having attracted more than 50 bids for a unique piece of comic book history before finally selling for more than a thousand times the original value of the Man of Steel.ComicConnect's auction closed at 8:17 p.m. last night, with 56 bids that had pushed the price all the way to $160,000. The identity of the person behind
A unique piece of comic book history could be yours - if you happen to have a spare $37,000 lying around. The check that bought Superman is up for auction online, and with a couple of weeks left in the bidding, it's already worth more than 200 times its original value.The $130 check, to Superman creators Je
An astonishing artifact from the beginnings of American comics history was unearthed this week, the check written by DC Comics to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the exclusive rights to their then-new character, Superman. The young comic book creators sold Superman to the publisher for a mere $130 (split between the two of them). Their charac
Joanne Siegel, the original model for Lois Lane and the wife of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Joanne met Siegel and his co-creator Joe Shuster when she was a teenager in the 1930s, and responded to a newspaper ad for a model.
Because everything that was ever on television is either back on television or otherwise available on the Internet, we're fortunate to have Superman: The Comic Strip Hero, an eminently watchable documentary about the Man of Steel that was somehow unearthed by our friends at iFanboy. Produced by the BBC in 1981, the one-hour film detai