Judge rules against family of ‘Superman’ creator

Comics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Technology

action1According to a report by Michael Hinman at Airlock Alpha, the family of late Superman creator Jerry Siegel will have to be happy with the royalties they’re getting now for the iconic comic book character. A U.S. District Court judge said Warner Bros. and DC Comics have fulfilled their obligations to the Siegels under a profit-sharing agreement for the 2006 movie Superman Returns and the CW series Smallville. It’s just the latest in a long line of legal battles for the heirs, including a federal court decision last year to awarded them half of the copyright to the Superman material in Action Comics No. 1.

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