In 1938, writers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sold the rights to one of their characters -- some guy by the name of Superman. DC wrote them a check for various services, $130 of which was for Superman. Siegel and Shuster split the profits between them. Not bad for a day's work, eh?
That check, pictured above, be auctioned in November. And hopefully for more than its original value.
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