'Superman' Heirs Slam DC Comics' Bid To Cut Off Rights

By Zach Winnick (September 5, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT) -- The estate of "Superman" co-creator Joseph Shuster urged a California judge Wednesday to reject DC Comics' claim that relatives signed away the right to claw back certain Superman copyrights, saying the assertion would mean DC bet its entire ownership of Superman on a one-page deal.

"I submit that it's impossible for this document to be the basis for Warner Bros. and DC's chain of title to a billion-dollar property," Marc Toberoff of Toberoff & Associates PC told U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II, pointing to a one-page 1992 agreement between DC and Shuster's siblings Frank Shuster and Jean Shuster Peavy....

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