DC COMICS RETAINS RIGHTS TO SUPERMAN

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The debut of Superman, 1938

LOS ANGELES (AP) – DC Comics will retain its rights to Superman after
a judge ruled Wednesday that the heirs of one of the superhero’s co-
creators signed away their ability to reclaim copyrights to the Man of
Steel roughly 20 years ago.

The ruling means that DC Comics and its owner Warner Bros. will retain
all rights to continue using the character in books, films, television and
other mediums, including a film reboot planned for next year.

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.

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The cancelled check sent to Siegel and Shuster in 1938 to acquire Superman

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The creators of the Superman character, artist Joe Shuster, left, and  
writer Jerry Siegel.

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