At a time when the treatment of early creators is under a spotlight at both Marvel and DC due to litigation and other factors (see, for example “Chris Roberson Leaves DC,” and “Marvel Gets Kirby Blowback”), top executives of their parent companies both took home over $25 million for 2011, according to data compiled by The Wrap

Disney CEO Robert Iger was the winner in this two horse race at $31.4 million in total compensation, with Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes coming in not far behind at $25.9 million. Iger did better than his shareholders: his pay was up 12%, while the stock was up 2.3%. Time Warner CEO Bewkes’ pay was virtually unchanged (down 1.5%), while the company’s stock roared ahead by 3.1%.