The Check That DC Comics Used To Buy Superman

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The Check That DC Comics Used To Buy Superman

Post  Apologist Puncher on Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:03 pm

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/10/24/deal-of-the-century-the-check-that-dc-comics-used-to-buy-superman/

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Deal Of The Century: The Check That DC Comics Used To Buy Superman
Submitted by Mark Seifert on October 24, 2011 – 7:52 pm (2) comments


It has long been part of the record of comic book history that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sold the rights for Superman to Detective Comics, Inc (the company which was to become DC Comics, of course) for $130.

Here is the March 1, 1938 check that DC Comics publisher and accountant Jack Liebowitz issued to Siegel and Shuster to complete that transaction:


Note the Superman line item next to the amount $130.

Also note the total $412, with other line items including “D.C”, ”Adv”, and “Fun”. This would probably correspond to payments for work in Detective Comics, New Adventure Comics, and More Fun Comics, where Siegel and Shuster had strips such as Doctor Occult, Federal Men, and Slam Bradley published just prior to the debut of Superman.




Interesting stuff.

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Post  non_amos on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:04 am

They wuz robbbbbeeeeeddddd, I tells ya! Shocked

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Post  webhead2006 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:10 am

That is pretty cool to see the actual check from dc to the creators on sale of superman

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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:02 pm

Nice little piece of history there. Good find!

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:49 am

thecolorsblend wrote:Nice little piece of history there. Good find!

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