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The ruling Wednesday, October 17, 2012 regarding heirs of Superman artist Joe Shuster who had been fighting in court to reclaim the copyrights of DC Comics. U.S. District Judge Otis Wright II ruled the rights to Superman had been relinquished more than two decades ago. Meaning that DC Comics and Warner Bros. are the rightful owners and will retain all rights to continue using the character in books, films, television and other mediums. Superman’s co-creators signed away their ability to reclaim copyrights to the Man of Steel over 20 years ago. Shuster and writer Jerry Siegel created Superman in 1938 in Action Comics #1. Back in April, the $412 check that DC Comics wrote to acquire Superman and other creative works by Shuster and Siegel sold for $160,000 in an online auction. Man of Steel directed by Zach Snyder is scheduled to hit theaters in 2013.
I almost went the whole day with remembering a pioneer in comics Joseph “Joe” Shuster! just wanted to take a moment to remember this great Canadian-American comic book artist. Shuster was born July 10, 1914 (died July 30, 1992) his father an immigrant from Rotterdam and his mother from Kiev, Ukraine both whom were Jewish, he grew up in Toronto, Ontario. As a young child his family could barely make ends meet. Shuster would scrounge for paper, which his family could not afford. Drawing on anything from tissue to paper bags. He pursued his love for drawing. Shuster best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer/friend Jerry Siegel, first published in Action Comics #1 (June 1938). Shuster was involved in a number of legal battles concerning the ownership of the Superman character, eventually gaining recognition for his part in its creation.
Here is the new banner/emblem/poster art for the upcoming superhero Man of Steel film based on the Superman character by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Set to be directed by Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan along with studio DC Comics and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film will be shot in Chicago, Illinois and will release into IMAX theaters June 14, 2013. The film follows the typical beginning of Clark Kent’s life. The new post art looks pretty dark I wonder if that is the direction production will take.
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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.