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http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2008/03/28/siegels-awarded-superman-rights/



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That is awesome. I had been pulling for a long time for creators of these multi-million dollar characters get their fair share of their creations.

Yeah, they did sell their creations for a small sum, and it was the way it was done back in the day...but come on.

Lets home that the estates of Kane and Kirby can get some extra cash for their works.



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The case of Siegel and Shuster is slightly unique because they created the Material in Action#1 as a comic strip, tried to sell it in syndication and then repurposed the material as a comic book.

The law which gave them some leverage was designed to help creators who sell their creation to a media corporation because only the media corporation has the tools and network to sell it. (And ironically, the case of Siegel and Shsuter was one justification for the existence of the law.)

While not opposed to Kane and Kirby (and Ditko and Cockrum and etc) getting more dough, it is harder for them because in most cases they created the work as employees.



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The 90's were pretty much it for the big sellers, with X-FORCE, SPIDER-MAN, and X-MEN are the top selling comics, I believe, with X-MEN #1 selling somewhere around eight million copies.
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