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Old 05-30-2011, 10:05 PM   #19
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Default Re: Siegel & Shuster vs WB: Superman and Infinite Crisis - Part 1

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Originally Posted by Kurosawa View Post
What's really disgusting is that of course WB doesn't have the Siegel and Shuster heirs' best interests at heart, but then they hire an attorney who is exploiting them just as much as WB has over the years. But it's not the first time-Jerry was conned into suing National for the Superman rights in the 40's by a shyster lawyer who he met in the Army named Albert Zugsmith. Siegel tried to get Bob Kane to come on board and sue over Batman as well, and what ended up happening is Kane (and maybe Zugsmith) finked Siegel and Shuster out to Jack Liebowitz and Kane got a massively favorable deal on Batman that gave him part ownership and a huge profit percentage, and Siegel and Shuster got ran off by DC. They got $100,000 in the lawsuit over Superboy, most of which went to Zugsmith, who went on to a successful career as a movie producer. So these people have been manipulated and used by crooks for years. It's a damn shame that they've only had a few people (Jerry Robinson and Neal Adams) that have helped them just out of care and respect.
I wouldn't be surprised if it were Kane that screwed them over. I remember reading that Kane was a lot like Stan Lee, kind of a dick who took all the credit for a lot of stuff he didn't even do and tended to screw people over.

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They need to ditch Toberoff and DC needs to give them the exact same deal the Kane family has. That's the right thing to do.
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