Superman Character Bought for $130

"On March 1,1938, DC Comics gave two young men from Cleveland, Joe Shuster and 
Jerry Siegel, $130 for the rights to a comic character named Superman. That $130 check 
essentially created a billion dollar industry and set in motion nearly 70 years of legal battles 
that continue to this day. Without this check being written out by DC Comics, there would be 
no Superman, and thereby no Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, X-Men, and all the 
characters that came into existence after the concept of "the superhero" was born with 
Superman" This is a lesson for artists to consider maintaining legal rights to their artwork. 

This check is now being auctioned for $38,053.
 I wonder what Joe and Jerry think of the value of the Check now. 

images via illustration art

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