Vintage DC Comics Check for Superman Up for Auction @ ComicConnect
About 70 years ago this check was cut by DC Comics, and sent to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster both from Ohio for their creation of Superman in the early 1930s. The character’s first appearance was in “Action Comics” No. 1 in April 1938. The Check from DC Comics to this dynamic duo was in the amount of $412.00 USD. The check was saved by a DC Comics staff member in the 1970s and sat undisturbed in a drawer for 38 years. The check includes a line item for $130 showing that DC paid for full ownership and rights to the man of steel. The check is still in “auction” status online through ComicConnect which started today till April 16, 2012. It was said that bidding jumped with hours to 12,500.00 USD.Check out so of the comments below.
“That $130 check essentially created a billion dollar industry,” said Vincent Zurzolo, who co-owns ComicConnect with Fishler. “Without this check being written out by DC Comics, there would be no Superman, and thereby no Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, X-Men, or any of the other characters that came into existence after the concept of the superhero was born with Superman.”
“It is an important historic document … related to comic books,” he said. “There is a quality to it that talks about the American dream, to create something and be successful. Obviously, in this case, there are two parties, both feeling that they are right.”