As you may have heard, on October 11 the Cleveland-based Siegel & Shuster Society officially unveiled their Superman statue and permanent exhibit at The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, celebrating the world's first and greatest superhero's point of origin.
It's a short drive from where I live, so I attended. And I wrote about it for ComicsAlliance; click here for some photos, a verbal tour of the exhibit and rundown of what went down during the ceremony.
Admittedly, I was somewhat disappointed that the statue itself looked like this...
It's a pretty nice exhibit though, and a great thing for the city of Cleveland to have; I thought it was cool that they showed the support they did, with the mayor coming out and some speeches and proclamations made by both the mayor and his office and City Council. The timing of the unveiling was perhaps unfortunate, as it fell on the Thursday before New York Comic-Con. I don't know if that's why we didn't see anyone from DC or any of the writers or artists to work on Superman comics over the years there, but it may have been.
Oh, and I was on the news that night.
If you watch the video here, the one accompanying the story by News Channel 5, the local ABC affiliate, you'll see a certain bald, bearded, be-cardiganed blogger...not once, but twice!
Here, have some screenshots:
Producers of Man of Steel II, or any future superhero films filming on location in Cleveland (You know they shot parts of Avengers in Cleveland, and that film seemed to be pretty well-received!), please note: I am more than happy to stroke my beard or lean on posts in the background of any crowd scenes you want to put in your film.
*Imagine how awesome it would have been if they had, like, millions to work with, instead of thousands, and could have erected giant twin Superman statues like that, with the original Shuster design standing next to the eventual "standard" Superman design that was ultimately used, holding aloft a spherical map of Cleveland instead of a globe of Krypton...!