Wednesday, April 18, 2012

$130 - The DC Cheque That Brought Superman, Auctioned For $160,000

Superman's ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound is always good to get the jaws of readers dropping. And hell, if that doesn't work there's always the fact creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were only paid a poultry $130 in 1938 (by the then Detective Comics Inc) for their creation that will do the job.

Last night the cheque that started a legacy of lawsuits sold online for $160,000. That means in 1938 you could've brought over 1,000 Superman's for that.

As the auction itself states; "Without this [cheque] 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."

So much can be said about what this cheque represents, but I think the facts actually take a side all on their own. Don't you?


  1. this is the check known around the world. And thank God it is because it furthered the art form I embrace and Superman is not only in the historical jewish museum but a house hold name in every house in the united states.

  2. I'd say even more houses then that OA. Infact you'd have to trek some pretty deep jungle to findsomeone who didn't know the 's'

    Thanks for the comments.