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    Superman Campaign Book File Copy Used in DC/Fawcett Lawsuit (DC, 1942) Condition: VG. This Superman/Fleisher campaign book belonged to Jack Liebowitz -- who, with his partner, Harry Donenfeld, owned DC Comics. The Fleisher Studio licensed the Superman character from DC Comics, and then produced the Superman cartoons.
    In 1948 DC Comics sued Fawcett Publications for copyright infringement, claiming that the Fawcett Captain Marvel superhero character and comic book were a direct imitation of Superman. Evidence was presented in court to prove the allegation. This personal file copy of the Superman/Fleisher campaign book was submitted by Jack Liebowitz and DC Comics as evidence in the trial. It was later obtained by Gary Coddington, a well-known Superman collector, and upon his passing was then resold. In VG condition, with hand-written notes on the cover and inside the book. Includes the original printed insert in a pocket on the inside back page. Also includes a letter of authenticity from Harry Matetsky.


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