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Supreme Court Won't Intervene in Shuster-DC Fight Over Superman

Supreme Court Won't Intervene in Shuster-DC Fight Over Superman

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in the copyright dispute between the Shuster Estate and DC Comics, effectively ending the battle over Superman.

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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 Asks Supreme Court to Take Up Superman Case

Shuster Estate Asks Supreme Court to Take Up Superman Case

The estate of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that bars it from reclaiming a stake in the character.

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.

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!

Shuster Estate Urges Appeals Court to Reverse Superman Ruling

Shuster Estate Urges Appeals Court to Reverse Superman Ruling

The Joe Shuster estate's attorney has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling that the family was prevented from reclaiming the artist’s stake in Superman by a 20-year-old agreement with DC Comics.

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!

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!

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!

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.

Comics A.M. - Shuster Attorney Appeals Superman Decision

Comics A.M. - Shuster Attorney Appeals Superman Decision

Attorney for Joe Shuster estate appeals ruling on Superman rights! Todd McFarlane settles lawsuit against ex-employee! Interviews with Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Henry Flint and Al Ewing, Dan Goldman and more!

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.

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.

Ruling Looms in Shuster Estate's Bid to Reclaim Superman Rights

Ruling Looms in Shuster Estate's Bid to Reclaim Superman Rights

A federal judge is set to decide whether the estate of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster can reclaim a portion of the rights to the Man of Steel. ROBOT 6 has details.

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!

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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!

PRESS RELEASE: Joe Shuster Awards Go West in 2011

ROBOT 6: More Legal Maneuvers in Battle Over Superman

ROBOT 6: More Legal Maneuvers in Battle Over Superman

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.

Warner Brothers Sues

Warner Brothers Sues "Superman" Lawyer

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

Siegel & Shuster Relatives Unite at Siegel House

Siegel & Shuster Relatives Unite at Siegel House

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.

Editor Kochman Talks Abrams' ComicArts Imprint

Editor Kochman Talks Abrams' ComicArts Imprint

Debuting in March is ComicArts, a line of art books from publisher Harry N. Abrams. We spoke with Executive Editor Charles Kochman about the imprint that includes studies of Harvey Kurtzman and the erotic work of Joe Shuster.

Meltzer Thanks Comics Community for Saving Siegel House

Meltzer Thanks Comics Community for Saving Siegel House

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.

Comics Royalty Team-Up to Save Superman Creator's House

Comics Royalty Team-Up to Save Superman Creator's House

In commemoration of Superman's 70th birthday, bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer and The Siegel & Shuster Society have teamed up to launch a star-studded, comic industry-fueled auction to fund the restoration of Superman creator Jerry Siegel's boyhood home

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