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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Superman turns 75

Arguably the greatest superhero and pop culture icon ever - Superman - debuted in a comic book 75 years ago today, Thursday, April 18.

Superman was created by youngsters Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, just a few miles from Lake County in East Cleveland at the corner or Parkwood Drive and Amor Avenue. Siegel came up with the idea, and Shuster, an aspiring artist at the time, drew the superhero.

Fans of Superman can catch a cool glimpse of history by visiting the corner of Parkwood and Amor, the area where the house Siegel grew up in once stood. There is a wooden fence with a plaque honoring Siegel and Shuster, enlarged comic book panels of "Action Comics No. 1" as well as an enlarged cover of the comic book, considered one of the most valuable of all-time.

There's also an recently added Superman exhibit at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. If none of those excite you, there's always the upcoming "Man of Steel" film by Director Zack Snyder to be released in June. Check out the latest and greatest trailer below:

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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