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Pristine Copy of

Pristine Copy of "Action Comics" #1 Sells For Record $3.2 Million

The finest known copy of the first appearance of Superman fetched $3.2 million at auction, smashing the previous record of $2.16 million set in 2011.

Shuster Estate's Case May Be Over, But Superman Fight Continues

Shuster Estate's Case May Be Over, But Superman Fight Continues

While Joe Shuster's estate was denied a petition by an appellate court, co-creator Jerry Sigel's heirs continue to vie for their claim to the iconic superhero.

Appeals Court Denies Shuster Heirs Rehearing in Superman Battle

Appeals Court Denies Shuster Heirs Rehearing in Superman Battle

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Joe Shuster estate's petition for a rehearing of the November decision regarding Superman copyrights.

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Comics A.M. - "Kuroko's Basketball" Creator Breaks Silence on Threats

Tadatoshi Fujimaki speaks following arrest of threat suspect! Jerry Fine, who introduced Joe Shuster to Jerry Siegel, passes away. Colleen Doran! Jeff Lemire! Plus more!

Shuster Heirs Seek Rehearing of Superman Copyright Appeal

Shuster Heirs Seek Rehearing of Superman Copyright Appeal

The heirs of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster have asked for a rehearing of the ruling denying them a copyright stake in the character.

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EXCL PREVIEW: "Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies vol. 1: 1958-1961" HC

Courtesy of IDW, CBR has an exclusive preview of "Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies vol. 1: 1958-1961" HC, featuring stories by Jerry Siegel and more. This reprint collection goes on sale July 31.

Siegel & Shuster Heirs' Lawyer Vows to Continue Superman Legal Battle

Siegel & Shuster Heirs' Lawyer Vows to Continue Superman Legal Battle

Despite a series of seemingly definitive decisions in DC Comics’ favor, attorney Marc Toberoff vows to continue his battle with Warner Bros. over the legal ownership of Superman.

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Comics A.M. - "One Piece" Returns; Dubai as Comics Center?

"One Piece" returns after two-week hiatus! Is Dubai the world's next major comics center? Why Superman stands the test of time! A look back at crusade to get Siegel and Shuster credit and benefits! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - For Superman's 75th, a Look Back at Rights Battle

Comics A.M. - For Superman's 75th, a Look Back at Rights Battle

A look at long and bitter legal battle for Superman! How to "fix" comics! Is South Florida the next comic-book hotspot? Indonesia's comics scene! Talking with Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon! Plus more!

Judge Rules DC Comics Owns Superboy Rights

Judge Rules DC Comics Owns Superboy Rights

A U.S. District Judge has granted summary judgment to DC Comics, declaring that a 2001 agreement with the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel included the rights to Superboy and more. ROBOT 6 has details.

The 25 Greatest Superman Stories of All Time

The 25 Greatest Superman Stories of All Time

In honor of Superman turning 75 today, CSBG has a countdown of the 25 greatest stories ever told featuring Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's beloved character, as voted on by you, the fans!

Take Mark Waid's Toughest Superman Quiz -- Ever!

Take Mark Waid's Toughest Superman Quiz -- Ever!

In celebration of Superman's 75th Birthday, Eisner Award winning writer and comic book trivia king Mark Waid has ten questions about the Man of Steel only the biggest fans would know. Test your fanboy mettle now!

Judge Confirms DC Comics' Superman Ownership

Judge Confirms DC Comics' Superman Ownership

A federal judge has confirmed that the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel relinquished claims to the character in an agreement with DC Comics. However, it seems unlikely to end the nearly decade-long legal battle.

Comics A.M. - Judge Won't Sanction Lawyer in Superman Battle

Comics A.M. - Judge Won't Sanction Lawyer in Superman Battle

Judge rejects DC's call to sanction attorney for heirs of Superman creators! Stan Lee to be deposed in Stan Lee Media's lawsuit against Disney! Direct market sales up 10 percent in February! Plus much more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Big Screen Spidey Who Never Was

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Big Screen Spidey Who Never Was

Who is Scott Leva and how close did he come to playing Spider-Man on film? Did Jerry Siegel nearly write "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" How did "What If...?" fuel the "Avengers" #200/Ms. Marvel controversy?

Siegels Try New Strategy In Superman Legal Battle

Siegels Try New Strategy In Superman Legal Battle

Despite a January appeals court decision that seemed to signal an end to the nearly decade-long battle for ownership of Superman, the family of co-creator Jerry Siegel still holds out hope for victory over DC Comics.

DC Comics Seeks Definitive End to Decade-long Superman Legal Battle

DC Comics Seeks Definitive End to Decade-long Superman Legal Battle

Seeking to end nearly a decade of litigation, DC Comics has asked for summary judgment in lawsuits brought by the heirs of Jerry Siegel regarding the copyrights to Superman and Superboy. ROBOT 6 has details.

Comics A.M. - Siegel & Shuster Heirs Fight DC's Interference Claim

Comics A.M. - Siegel & Shuster Heirs Fight DC's Interference Claim

Siegel and Shuster heirs ask judge to dismiss DC Comics lawsuit against their attorney! Hackers take down servers that host several major webcomics! 2012 SPACE Prizes announced! Chromatic Press launches! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - J.K. Woodward Reflects on Wrath of Hurricane Sandy

Comics A.M. - J.K. Woodward Reflects on Wrath of Hurricane Sandy

Artist J.K. Woodward reflects on losing virtually everything in Hurricane Sandy -- and gaining a positive outlook! How an apology might have averted grueling legal battle over Superman! Best comics of 2013? Plus more!

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Lois Lane, Shade the Changing Man

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Lois Lane, Shade the Changing Man

This week, was Lois Lane based on Jerry Siegel's wife? Plus, who was the original killer in "Countdown to Infinite Crisis" and did Peter Milligan plan to end "Shade, the Changing Man" earlier than DC wanted?

Warner Bros. Wins Definitive Judgement Over Superman Rights

Warner Bros. Wins Definitive Judgement Over Superman Rights

In what may be the final legal say on the long-running case between the creators of Superman and his current owners, Warner Bros. has declared victory due to a new Appellate Court ruling.

DC & Siegel Heirs Face Off In Superman Copyright Case Appeal

DC & Siegel Heirs Face Off In Superman Copyright Case Appeal

The 9th Circuit heard two appeals Tuesday that could decide the bitter 15-year-old legal battle between DC Comics and the heirs of Jerry Siegel for control over the rights for Superman.

Comics A.M. - Appeals Court to Hear Superman Copyright Case Today

Comics A.M. - Appeals Court to Hear Superman Copyright Case Today

Appeals court to hear arguments in Superman copyright battle! Alison Bechdel named among the "Out 100"! Jim Zubkavich on page rates, creators' rights and more! Disney's digital initiatives! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Scottish City May Honor

Comics A.M. - Scottish City May Honor "Beano" Characters

Dundee, Scotland, considers naming street "Bash Street"! North Hollywood to get new comics store next week! Interviews with Ed Brubaker, Theo Ellsworth and Richard Fairgray! Were Siegel and Shuster well rewarded for Superman? Plus more!

DC Comics Wins Crucial Victory in Superman Legal Battle

DC Comics Wins Crucial Victory in Superman Legal Battle

Handing a major victory to DC Comics, a California federal judge has ruled the heirs of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster surrendered the ability to reclaim 50-percent interest in the property in a 1992 agreement with the publisher.

Jerry Siegel’s Daughter Pens Open Letter to Superman Fans

Jerry Siegel’s Daughter Pens Open Letter to Superman Fans

Jerry Siegel’s daughter issued a letter to fans recounting her family’s fight to reclaim a portion of the Man of Steel copyright, criticizing the tactics used by Warner Bros. and DC Comics in the increasingly bitter legal battle.

DC Comics Accuses Lawyer in Superman Case of Misconduct

DC Comics Accuses Lawyer in Superman Case of Misconduct

As the judge prepares to rule on whether the Joe Shuster estate's bid to reclaim a portion of the Superman rights, DC Comics has accused the family's attorney of misconduct and asked for dismissal.

Grant Morrison In The Thick Of The

Grant Morrison In The Thick Of The "Action Comics"

Grant Morrison isn't finished with Superman yet, discussing all things "Action Comics" from the mysteries of Clark Kent's past to the legacy of Siegel & Shuster, from the "Obama Meets Ali" Superman to the villain behind it all.

CCI: The Siegel and Shuster and Finger Panel

CCI: The Siegel and Shuster and Finger Panel

Comics historians Mark Evanier, Larry Tye and Marc Tyler Nobleman reflect on the contributions and importance of Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster and Bill Finger to the comic book industry.

Comics A.M. - New Motion in Superman Legal Feud; a Case For Optimism

Comics A.M. - New Motion in Superman Legal Feud; a Case For Optimism

Warner Bros. seeks summary judgment on Shuster estate claims! Making a case for comics market optimism! Support for a Comic Book Hall of Fame in Cleveland! Co-creator Graham Nolan talks Bane! Plus much more!

Warner Bros. Claims

Warner Bros. Claims "Significant Victory" In Superman Lawsuit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the attorney representing the estates of Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster must turn over to Warner Bros. documents stolen from his office in 2008.

Check That Bought Superman Rights Sells For $160,000

Check That Bought Superman Rights Sells For $160,000

The $412 check written in 1938 by Detective Comics to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the rights to Superman sold last night at auction for a whopping $160,000. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Comics A.M. -  Bidding For Superman Check Pushes Past $31,000

Comics A.M. - Bidding For Superman Check Pushes Past $31,000

Bidding for 1938 check for Superman rights surpasses $31,000 in less than three days! "Akira" creator Katsuhiro Otomo working on new manga! Richard Thompson returns to "Cul de Sac"! Plus more!

Warner Bros. Seeks Trial in Superman Rights Battle

Warner Bros. Seeks Trial in Superman Rights Battle

Warner Bros. filed a brief on Friday seeking to reverse a 2008 decision that granted the heirs of Jerry Siegel half the rights to the original Superman story, and to enforce a deal abandoned by the writer’s family.

Warner Bros. Lawsuit Against Superman Attorney to Continue

Warner Bros. Lawsuit Against Superman Attorney to Continue

A federal judge has refused to dismiss Warner Bros.' lawsuit against the attorney representing the heirs of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. ROBOT 6 has details.

Siegel & Shuster's DC Comics Check for Superman to be Auctioned

Siegel & Shuster's DC Comics Check for Superman to be Auctioned

Characterized by Matt Fraction as "the most important $412 dollars in comics history," the check written to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in part, for the rights to Superman, is set to be auctioned in November.

Warner Bros. Granted Access to Stolen Superman Documents

Warner Bros. Granted Access to Stolen Superman Documents

Attorneys representing the heirs of Superman's creators are dealt a blow as Warner Bros. can now view a supposedly conspiratorial letter from embattled lawyer Marc Toberoff. ROBOT 6 has details.

WB May Get Access to Sensitive Papers in Superman Battle

WB May Get Access to Sensitive Papers in Superman Battle

A ruling by a federal magistrate judge could open the door for Warner Bros. to gain access to confidential documents involved in the lawsuit over the rights to the Superman character.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, we discuss how DC took issue with a classic hero seeming "too gay," whether John Byrne determined that James Rhodes would be black and whether comics actually cut down the amount of staples they used during World War II!

Warner Bros. Dealt Setback in Superman Legal Battle

Warner Bros. Dealt Setback in Superman Legal Battle

A federal judge denied Warner Bros. access to documents alleged to show an agreement between heirs of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster not to strike further copyright deals with the studio.

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