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Behold the Check DC Comics Wrote in 1938 for the Exclusive Rights to Superman

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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

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Link Ink: The Penguin Confirmed for ‘Arkham City,’ Matthew Vaughn Makes Moolah and ‘The Broship of the Ring’

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Gaming: The Penguin graces the upcoming cover of the UK's PSM3 magazine, confirming his villainous role in Batman: Arkham City.

Movies: Matthew Vaughn might make a Kick-Ass 2. After all, the first one made a ton of money, ya know?

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The 25 Most Awesome ‘Action Comics’ Covers of All Time

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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

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‘Comics Stripped’ at the Museum of Sex

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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

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Watch ‘Superman: The Comic Strip Hero’ Documentary from 1981 [Video]

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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

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Warner Brothers Sues the Siegel Family’s Lawyer

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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

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Superman’s Origin Story Awarded To Co-Creator’s Estate

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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.

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