Ans: How much were Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster paid for the rights to their creation in 1938?

How much were Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster paid for the rights to their creation in 1938?

  • $3,000
  • $450
  • $90
  • $130

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· $3,000 19.4%

· $450 41.8%

· $90 11.8%

· $130 26.9%

Siegel and Shuster were finally successful in selling Superman to a new comic book series under development called "Action Comics." Superman’s appearance in the first issue in June 1938 foreshadowed the success of the comic book genre. Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to this first story and the character of Superman for $130, or $10 per page for the 13 pages. This was standard pay under a typical work-for-hire contract. Source: ANB.org

Jerome "Jerry" Siegel (/ˈsiːɡəl/; October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996),[1] who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter,[2][3] and Jerry Ess,[2] was the American co-creator, along with Joe Shuster, of Superman, the first of the great comic book superheroes and one of the most recognizable of the 20th century.

Joseph "Joe" Shuster (/ˈʃuːstər/; July 10, 1914 – July 30, 1992)[1][2][3] was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938).

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