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
This week, DC is releasing Action Comics #900, a milestone issue for the comic that not only introduced the world to the Man of Steel, but kicked off the age of the super-hero way back in 1938. That's why to
While we at ComicsAlliance tend to focus our world-weary minds on the more imaginative, awe-inspiring and perhaps childish material produced in the comics medium, the art form has of course been the conduit through which far more subversive, humorous and tantalizing statements have been made
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
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.