I'm sure they didn't feel 'screwed' when they cashed that check.
LMAO! It certainly LOOKS that way, but what you're actually seeing is the underlined cents amount, like this: 00Is it just me or does the cheque have :/ on it?
I could cynically point out that there were a lot more such checks that were hardly worth the paper they were written on for characters that are now consigned to the closet of failed ideas.
This is how the business worked back in those days. It would have been great if S&S had been able to make a living from Superman in their days though.