It’s just gone 5am here in Scotland and I’ve just rolled in and badly need to get some shuteye, but I just wanted to say how happy this news has made me.
You can read the full legal document here, but if you jump to page 72 near the end of it, United States District Judge Stephen G Larson says: “After seventy years, Jerome Siegel’s heirs regain what he granted so long ago – the copyright in the Superman material that was published in Action Comics Vol. 1. What remains is an apportionment of profits, guided in some measure by the rulings contained in this Order, and a trial on whether to include the profits generated by DC Comics’ corporate sibling’s exploitation of the Superman copyright.”
This seems to have just broken in the States, so no doubt we’ll learn a lot more in the next 24 hours, but it’s very apt that the ruling came the week that Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly produced this panel in All-Star Superman #10 as part of a tribute to the creators of the character Jerome Siegel and Joe Shuster.