Who Created The Comic Book Character Superman?

You’d be pretty rich, right? After all, Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, and he became very rich.

Unlike Mickey, Superman did not make his creators rich. As a matter of fact, in 1938, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who created the Red-Caped Crusader, sold all their rights to the cartoon character to Detective Comics for $130.

They received $65.00. Other people took their wonderful cartoon character and made millions of dollars. Next time you see a Superman movie, think of Siegel and Shuster.

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