A California federal court is going to play host to an international drama Friday. While the case does deal with at least one celebrity, it is far from Hollywood fiction.
In terms of franchises, Superman is probably the gold standard. The character, created by Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster, has sold innumerable comic books, action figures, costumes and movie tickets since its debut in 1932.
Looks mean a lot. That may not be something we have to say in the famously appearance-focused city of Los Angeles, but in the case we're going to discuss, you will see why it's a truism that bears repeating.