As reported in the New York Times , the heirs of Superman’s creators have regained some of the rights to the comic icon. For the unaware, there has been a decades-long argument brewing about who owns the right to Superman. I will not rehash the issues here, but many felt that the creators of Superman were not being properly paid for their creation. Wikipedia has a nice entry on the conflict.
For my part, creators should get fair payment for their creation. Besides, these two men gave us Superman. If anyone deserves a big paycheck for their work, it is Siegel and Schuster. Rest in peace gentlemen, you creation has come home.