Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Up Up and Away!!!

On this date in 1996 SUPERMAN co-creator Jerry Siegal died at age 81. He and Joe Shuster created SUPERMAN in 1932 and sold it to Detective Comics.

They created a boy’s dream: someone to stand up against bullies, leap buildings in a single bound, and was faster than a speeding bullet.

However, the super hero creators, learned quickly truth, justice, and the American way when they lost their royalty rights in court. Detective Comics and other comics through the years made millions. Not so with the creator. They had to settle for the meager amount of $94,000.

That is the American way isn’t it? The rich get the biggest cut… that way, the rich can be happy and spend money and it will dribble down to the poor (if we are good). That is just logical economics.

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Blogger MichaelBains said...

Heh! 'Sonly logical to the guys with the guns in their hands.

Just ask Lord Cheney!

10:55 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Chaney is another likable guy... he has such a pleasant humble expression.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Si's blog said...

And we have Pelosi and Reid to take Cheney's place.

There are so many stories of "business" types taking undue advantage of "artist" types. Hard for one to undersand how the other does stuff.

And there are a few who have the skills of both. Or have learned from those who suffered.

11:19 AM  
Blogger ET said...

It reminds me of the story of the food growers. Of course, where there are food growers there must be food counters. Of course, we can live without food counters, but if we didn't have someone to grow the food we would starve - but who do you suppose get paid more? The food counters of course.

3:11 PM  

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