Show Business: Man and Superman

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an annuity! Superman has belatedly come to the rescue of his creators. Joseph Shuster and Jerry Siegel, the two cartoonists who introduced the Man of Steel alias Reporter Clark Kent 43 years ago, have lately been living in near poverty—Shuster in New York, Siegel in Los Angeles. In 1938, they signed away their rights to Superman to Detective Comics. It had taken the pair, both now 61, five years to get their idea accepted and they were grateful for the $15 a week Detective paid them...

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