$412 Check Superman Sold for $160,000: A Final Blow for Superman Creators Who Died Penniless VIDEO

“The original check of $412 which bought the rights to Superman from its creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 and launched a longtime copyright battle was auctioned off for $160,000 Tuesday.The original paycheck, which went to an unknown buyer, was saved by a former DC Comics staffer in the 1970s and likely brought up past issues for the families of the creators, who both died penniless.DC Comics has made millions off of the creation of Superman, but continuously failed to compensate either Siegel or Shuster for their creation. The $412 check which was paid to both creators in 1938 is the equivalent to receiving a $6,450 check today.The movies based off of the Superman character have grossed over $500 million alone. With successful sales of comics, action figurines, and collector’s cards- amongst the many other things that have been created after Superman- it would appear as those the creators of the iconic figure had been scammed…”

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