In response to questions about how much of Man of Steel's box office will be making its way into his mailbox, Mark Waid posted a summary of how contracts and royalties traditionally work for creators signed to a conglomerate like DC/WB.

It's a very concise read and I recommend checking it out if you have a passing interest in creator rights or comics in general.

But if you don't even have time for that: he's not contractually owed a dime, and while he considers the system not-ideal, he believes it's fair.

And as much as people like to crap on DC editorial (raises hand), Waid puts in quite a few good words for ex-DC President Paul Levitz, who petitioned DC/WB to pay royalties to various creators for creating content that was 'only' referenced or partially adapted into other mediums, despite them not being owed anything on paper.