by Armand Vaquer
Above, former DC Comics President Paul Levitz and Joanne Siegel in 2001. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
The fight over the rights to the Superman character has been ongoing for years. Joanne Siegel, the widow of Superman co-creator Jerome Siegel, died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital at age 93 on February 12.
Last December 10, Mrs. Siegel wrote a letter to Jeffrey L. Bewkes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Inc. It is unclear if she actually sent it (the article says she "prepared" it).
It is a very touching letter and it expressed hope that a resolution for all parties could be reached without further enriching the attorneys.
To read Joanne Siegel's letter, go here.
Right, an early-1960s issue of Superman.
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