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Old 04-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #478
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Default Re: Siegel & Shuster vs WB: Superman and Infinite Crisis - Part 1


Apr 18th 2013 By: Joseph Hughes

DC Comics' New Superman Credit: "By Special Arrangement With The Jerry Siegel Family"

Out this week is Justice League #19, an issue that officially debuts new members of the team while beginning to lay the groundwork for DC Comics' upcoming Trinity War storyline. As such, it's a significant issue in the series, but more significant is the noticeable change in the credits, one likely pertaining to the ongoing legal battle over the rights to Superman.

After the story title and creator and editorial credits, the following bit has been added:"Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by Special Arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family"

While Siegel and Shuster's creator credits have been in place consistently since the 1970s, the reference to Siegel's family was not in any previous issue of Justice League, nor in any previous Superman-starring comic books, to this point. Its appearance in the credits of this issue stands out even more than it otherwise would, given the timing of its arrival: Justice League #19 debuted in stores and online the day before the 75th Anniversary of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Action Comics #1.

When contacted, DC Comics had no comment.

I was at some diplomatic party once. Got to talking to this princess who told me that when it came to Superman, I was missing the point. She told me, "His real strength lay in his generous spirit and sense of what's fair." - King Faraday

He’s much more of a working class superhero, which is why we ended the whole book with the image of a laboring Superman. He’s Everyman operating on a sci–fi Paul Bunyan scale." - Grant Morrison

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