Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Comics and Money

I've come across two newspaper articles that both have to do with comics and money, but in very different ways.

First, VISA has contracted Marvel Comics to produce a custom 16-page Avengers comic designed to teach students about financial litetracy. VISA is distributing 150,000 free copies of the comic worldwide. Here is the article that gives more details, including the address from which to request copies for your class if you are a teacher.

Second, the original check that DC Comics wrote to buy the rights to Superman in 1938 is currently being auctioned off. Writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster were paid the kingly sum of $130 for their creation, and the current bid for this historical document is a little over $40,000. Here is an article with more details, including a detailed video and also (while it lasts) a link to the auction itself.


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