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Posted on: Nov 1, 2019

From Pride of IU:

Michael Uslan, BA’73, MS’75, JD’76, a blue-collar kid from New Jersey, bought the movie rights to Batman from DC Comics on “Oct. 3, 1979.”

“Not that it was an important date or anything,” he says with a smirk, recalling his career’s jumping-off point.

Uslan’s love for the masked vigilante, otherwise known as Bruce Wayne, dates back to his childhood obsession with reading and collecting comic books. His collection, which now consists of more than 45,000 comics—minus a few thousand rare editions—is currently housed in The Lilly Library on IU Bloomington’s campus.

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This article was submitted by Patricia Kinney, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Sports & Entertainment Law Section, please email Kara Sikorski at ksikorski@indybar.org.

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