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
Deadline is reporting a new development in the long-running legal battle between Warner Brothers, which owns DC Comics, and the families of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the co-creators of Superman. Warner Bros is now suing Marc Toberoff, the lawyer who represents both families, and who notably represented Siegel's heirs in
Ah, lawsuits. Creator's rights are nothing to balk at, but copyright law is pretty much every comic fan's Kryptonite when it comes to Superman. The cat's legal history is harder to follow than his Silver Age continuity and it doesn't look like it's getting simpler any time soon after a recent legal summit between DC Comics and Superman creator Jerry Siegel's heirs failed to find any common ground last week
The family of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel has won another legal battle against the Man of Steel's would-be rights holders at Warner Bros. and DC Comics.
A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Siegels have recaptured rights to elements of the Superman character, including Superman's origin story, which were deemed not to be made as "works-made-for-hire" under the Copyright Act.