The Press: Superman Adopted

The world of the comics was never the same after two Cleveland teen-agers turned Superman loose in it. In 15 years, he made over $400,000 for Writer Jerome Siegel and Cartoonist Joseph Shuster, and inspired a score of imitators. Superman was the first cartoon hero to make the reverse jump from comic books to newspaper syndication.

But for all his X-ray vision, impenetrable skin and muscle, Superman has been no great shakes in a courtroom. After a falling out with their publishers a year ago, Siegel & Shuster filed a super-suit for $5,000,000. Among other things they demanded the rights to...

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