This isn't the first time we've written about this subject, but it looks like it might be the last. In the ongoing copyright battle over DC's super-powered Kryptonian, Superman, Warner Bros. has just been handed a huge win over co-creator Jerry Siegel's estate.
The battle over Superman's rights just keeps getting messier, and now the daughter of Man of Steel co-creator Jerry Siegel has opened up about the fight. The gist of her message? She's tired of seeing her family be pushed around by Warner Bros. and DC.
When we last looked in on the lengthy legal battle Warner Bros. and DC Comics are waging against the heirs of Superman co-creator's Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, we found the Siegel heirs vowing to fight on, no matter what. The Shuster heirs were fighting on too, but a major new ruling in the case may have just ended their battle.
It's no secret that Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster lived in poverty for a long time while fighting for what they felt was their fair share of the money that their superhero generated for his publisher. But the announcement of the first Superman movie in 1975 led Siegel to take things to a whole new level.
The legal battle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over the copyright to the Man of Steel has been raging for more than a decade, and the bad blood behind it has been boiling for much, much longer. It often looks like there's no end in sight for this clash, but now Warner Bros. is taking steps to win the fight, once and for all.
We all dream of owning a killer piece of Superman memorabilia. Maybe you'd like a rare comic, maybe someone else wants a movie prop. But of all the valuable pieces of coolness in the history of the Man of Steel, this is easily among the most bizarre. Yes, now you can purchase your very own lock of Superman writer Jerry Siegel's hair.