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Home of Superman

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2009
1. Home of Superman Marker
Inscription.  Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two Glenville High School students imbued with imagination and talent and passion for science fiction and comics, had dream become reality in 1932. They created Superman, the first of the superheroes ever to see print. The 1932 prototype was of a villainous superhero. Superman then became the hero who has been called the Action Ace, the Man of Steel, and the Man of Tomorrow.

Although the success of Superman spawned an entire industry, publishers and newspaper syndicates did not originally accept the creation. Superman did not appear until 1938 when he became a lead feature on the cover of Action Comics No. 1. As co-creators of the most famous of mythical beings, Siegel and Shuster infused popular American culture with one of the most enduring icons of the 20th century. Superman has appeared in animated series, live-action series, major motion pictures, advertisements, and comic books, where his popularity grows with each generation of readers.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 47-18.)
 
Topics and series.
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2009
2. Home of Superman Marker
This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 41° 32.345′ N, 81° 36.921′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Clair Avenue and East 105th Street on St. Clair Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union and League of Romanian Societies / United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Federation of India Community Association (approx. 1.2 miles away); James Mercer Langston Hughes (approx. 1.2 miles away); Henry A. Sherwin (approx. 2 miles away); Rufus Dunham (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of the Teachers and Children Who Lost Their Lives in the Collinwood School Fire (approx. 2 miles away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. 2 miles away); Carl B. Stokes (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 24, 2009
3. Marker location
 Superman in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 24, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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