This means the Siegels — repped by Marc Toberoff of Toberoff & Associates — now control depictions of Superman’s origins from the planet Krypton, his parents Jor-El and Lara, Superman as the infant Kal-El, the launching of the infant Superman into space by his parents as Krypton explodes and his landing on Earth in a fiery crash.
via Warner Bros. Loses Rights to Superman’s Origins – Superhero Hype!.
what the hell is going on over at DC lately?Â They almost lost Superboy, and now they’ve lost Superman’s Origins? WTF guys.Â How do you fail so hard at life?Favorite This!
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The whole system of superhero comics kind of blows my mind. Particularly, it’s strange how the characters themselves are the most secure part of their whole franchise. Their authors, artists, and stories all are subject to arbitrary and sometimes bizarre change.
I don’t really read superhero comics, although I have nothing against them either. I enjoy reading about them at m[c]s and other sites.
I have trouble empathizing with fans’ loyalty towards superhero characters, given the possibility of a massive ret-con always just over the horizon. Maybe this is part of the attraction: constant newness, built on a reassuringly familiar foundation?
I hope superman fans don’t get screwed over too much by the fallout from this. It’ll make interesting reading when they are though.