The History Behind DC Comics & Joe Shuster's 50%
|This is the document that DC claims proves that a deal was struck between them and the Shuster's for Joe Shusters 50%|
That’s where DC stands on this. Naturally there are two sides to any story, and, even with millions being thrown about, any payment that is offered to both families is scant reward to the millions that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster should have shared in while they lived. Someone recently remarked that it was a shame that Superman himself couldn’t fix this, but, sadly, it’d take a magician to wade through the many layers surrounding the case, and, with DC filing for a summary judgement to ward off the Shusters, the layers just keep adding up. The case is no longer about fairness, it’s about who can made the more compelling case before the judge, but, even if Joanne Siegel and the Shuster heirs do win, they still won’t control Superman under the terms of agreement between themselves and their lawyer - Marc Toberoff, a man who never met either Joe Shuster or Jerry Siegel - will own the controlling interest and will dictate where Superman goes, what happens to him, and ultimately, Toberoff will be the one making the most money. Thus this case looks anything but a win-win for either family.