Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
According to Smithsonian.com, Superman was born in 1930s Cleveland when Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster dreamed up the comic strip hero with superpowers.Photo by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
The exhibit allows you to "follow Superman’s journey from his creative birth in Cleveland to his growing international popularity, his connection to social justice issues, his influence on the current superhero craze, and the pride our community maintains for its homegrown superhero." - Cleveland Public LibraryPhoto by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
Siegel came up with the idea of Superman, "and Shuster brought the character to life through sketches, sometimes drawing his creations on brown wrapping paper or the back of wallpaper." - Cleveland Public LibraryPhoto by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
According to the Cleveland Public Library, two friends drafted the first Superman comics in Siegel’s childhood home in Glenville. Photo by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
"After struggling to promote Superman for several years, Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to DC Comics in 1938 for $130, an amount that would be equivalent to just over $2,000 in 2017." -Cleveland Public LibraryPhoto by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton exhibit unveils at Cleveland Public Library.Photo by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton exhibit unveils at Cleveland Public Library.Photo by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton exhibit unveils at Cleveland Public Library.Photo by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton exhibit unveils at Cleveland Public Library.Photo by: Bob Fenner
Superman: 'From Cleveland to Krypton' exhibit unveiled at main branch of Cleveland Public Library
Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton exhibit unveils at Cleveland Public Library.Photo by: Bob Fenner