Background

BBC Superman Documentary
An examination of the Superman phenomenon, including interviews with the creators of the popular comic strip (video).

Federal Judge Affirms DC’s Ownership of Superboy
After years of legal wrangling, the courts rule that heirs to the Siegel estate can claim no rights to Superboy.

‘Superman’ Heirs Still Hope to Grab Back Rights
Recent attempts by the family of Superman’s creators to win back rights to the comic and movie character.

Warner Brothers Wins ‘Superman’ Copyright Case against Joe Shuster’s Heirs
A U.S. court denies claims for financial benefits by a relative of one of Superman’s authors.

Warner Bros. Wins Final Piece of ‘Superman’ Lawsuit
Details on the legal back-and-forth surrounding ownership of rights to Superman.

Critics

Alan Moore on the Plight of Superman’s Creators
A critic takes on the comics establishment for its mistreatment of creators like Siegel and Shuster.

Heirs of Superman Creators Wage Epic Battle With Warner Bros.
An account of how the Siegel and Shuster family is turning to the courts in an attempt to regain ownership of the superhero.

Marc Toberoff, Superman’s Lawyer
The story of a man who has waged an unrelenting war to reclaim the rights to Superman for the Shuster and Sigel families.

Ruling Gives Heirs a Share of Superman Copyright
The family of one of the creators of Superman wins back copyrights after a legal battle.

Champions

Superman at 75: Were Cleveland’s Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Really That Innocent?
The author blames the two Superman creators for some of their misfortunes and argues their original contracts were actually lucrative.

Superman’s Co-Creator Again Denied Attempt to Win Back Rights
A U.S. court sides with DC Comics and Warner Brothers in the battle for Superman ownership.

Warner Bros Wins Superman Copyright Battle As Heirs Denied Rehearing
A U.S. appeals court refuses to re-hear an earlier ruling that sided with DC Comics and Warner Brothers.

Warner Brothers’ Super Victory
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to intervene in the Superman ownership case effectively granted a final victory to DC Comics.

Related Topics

11 Shocking Behind-the-Scenes Stories from the Comics Industry
The history of the comic book industry includes exploitation of creative talent, plagiarism, and prosecution for criminal obscenity.

A History of Comic Books
A short history of the American comic book industry.

The Official Seduction of the Innocent Site
A compendium of resources on a controversial book that railed against the excesses of the comic industry.

Other

Joe Shuster
Biography of the creator of Superman from the Canadian Encyclopedia.

8 Things You May Not Know About Superman
Interesting factoids about the comic strip from the History channel.

The Siegel and Shuster Society
Website of a group established to restore and maintain the legacy of the co-creators of the Man of Steel.

The Check DC Comics Wrote to Purchase Exclusive Rights to Superman
Image and historical background on the check written to Shuster and Siegel for the transfer of authorship rights on their creation.

Justice League of America
Resource page for the world’s greatest team of comic superheroes.