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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!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
In a letter released after her death, Joanne Siegel, widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, appeals to Warner Bros to end the legal battle over ownership of and compensation for the Man of Steel. ROBOT 6 has details.
The wife of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and inspiration for Lois Lane passed away at 93, leaving a legacy of tenaciously fighting for her husband's rights to the Man of Steel as remembered by author Brad Meltzer.
Warner Bros. has filed another round of motions in its increasingly nasty legal battle with the families of Superman’s creators, and their attorney Marc Toberoff and ROBOT 6 has all the details.
The entertainment giant files suit against Mark Toberoff, the lawyer who's been representing the heirs of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in a bid to keep the rights to Superman
Having completed its restoration of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, the Siegel & Shuster Society hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony that saw a meeting of Siegel and co-creator Joe Shuster's surviving relatives.
CBR Legal Expert Brian Cronin offers analysis on Wednesday's decision in the ongoing battle between DC/Warner Bros. and Jerry Siegel's heirs, the latest involving disputes over recent licensing agreements for projects like "Superman Returns."
A court has ruled that DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment did not violate a licensing agreement with Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's heirs with respect to "Superman Returns" and "Smallville."
CBR News talks with playwright David Bar Katz about "The History of Invulnerability," which focuses on the life of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and the impact his superhero creation has had on the world.
Author Danny Fingeroth hosted one of comics' greats, the writer-artist-editor- historian Jerry Robinson, in a discussion about Batman, Bob Kane, the Siegel and Schuster settlement, and almost 70 years in the business.
Brad Meltzer thanks supporters of the Siegel & Shuster society's mission, and shares a message from Siegel’s family, who were equally thrilled to see the Superman co-creator’s childhood home saved.
The auction to restore the boyhood home of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel has added items from David Letterman and Stephen Colbert, as well as Matt Wagner, Paul Dini, JH. Williams III and much more.