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Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel Letter To National Comics Boss Jack Liebowitz Pleading for Work
troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
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Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel Letter To National Comics Boss Jack Liebowitz Pleading for Work
troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives



This troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel is a rare artifact from one of the most vicious feuds in comics history, showing how the embittered writer continued his campaign to shame National (later DC) executives while pleading for work!

As seen by the included envelope, this lost letter (dated March 28, 1953) was originally sent to Jack Liebowitz at the offices of National Comics — after Siegel had earlier targeted the publishing magnate for making millions after paying him and artist Joe Shuster $130 for the rights to Superman in 1938. At this point, Siegel had been blacklisted from DC after multiple meltdowns, including a poison-pen mailing campaign in 1951.

Here, Siegel begins by noting how a recent paperback collection of “Li’l Abner” strips had felt “like a stab in the heart" for including Al Capps' story arc about the creators of Jack Jawbreaker being cheated by the Squeezeblood Cartoon Syndicate. Siegel then notes that the "only thing that's kept me from going out of my mind is that I haven't seen SUPERMAN on television,..at least I haven't seen the manifestation of the $30,000,000 deal with my own eyes."

Siegel than invokes Liebowitz's fellow National executives, saying, "I'd think of the faces of you and Harry [Donenfeld] and Paul {Sampliner] when I saw it, and of waht you have done to me: the millions andd good reputation that I have lost..." It would still be six more years before Siegel returned to work for DC Comics,




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    SUPERMAN CREATOR JERRY SIEGEL FEUD LETTER Memorabilia
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    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
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    Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel Poison-Pen Letter Sent to Distributors to Shame Comic Book Executives
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    Signed Poison-Pen Blackmail Letter from Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel to National Comics Executive Harry Donenfeld
    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
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    Signed Poison-Pen Blackmail Letter from Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel to National Comics Executive Harry Donenfeld
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    SUPERMAN CREATOR JERRY SIEGEL FEUD LETTER Memorabilia
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    Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel Poison-Pen Letter Sent to Shame National Comics Executives
    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
    A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
    Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel Poison-Pen Letter Sent to Shame National Comics Executives
    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
     
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    SUPERMAN CREATOR JERRY SIEGEL FEUD LETTER Memorabilia
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    Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel Poison-Pen Letter Blasting National Comics Executives
    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
    A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
    Superman Co-Creator Jerry Siegel Poison-Pen Letter Blasting National Comics Executives
    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
     
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    SUPERMAN CREATOR JERRY SIEGEL FEUD LETTER Memorabilia
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    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
    troubling letter from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's hate-mail campaign against National (later DC) Comics executives
     
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