Man of Steel Ticket Giveaway!
Did you know? The man of steel has roots right here in Cleveland. A product of the creative minds of two east-side high school students, inspiration for the original “last son of Krypton” can still be found in the buildings, houses and streets of Northeast Ohio.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first met at Glenville High School and in 1933 began an adventure comic strip featuring Superman. They had no way of knowing that their very own superhero would live on as an American cultural icon.
With the release of yet another Superman movie, Man of Steel, and on the coat tails of Cleveland’s dedicated Superman Day in celebration of Superman’s 75th Birthday, we’re feeling like it’s time for a #SUPERCLE GIVEAWAY.
Enter to win four tickets to Man of Steel opening showing Thursday night (midnight) at Capitol Theater by commenting below with the title of your favorite Superman movie to date. The winner will be chosen and announced right here on this blog tomorrow at 4pm. For an additional entry tweet the following tweet before tomorrow at 3:59pm and comment below letting me know you tweeted:
I entered to win 4 tickets to the opening of Man of Steel @CapitolW65th and you can too. #SuperCLE
And the winner is: Christina, @MissSwiss
“My favorite movies has to be the original, “Superman: The Movie.” Christopher Reeve is the consummate definition of the Man of Steel.”
I also tweeted my extra entry, @MissSwiss.
To experience more of Superman in Cleveland visit these sites:
Cleveland Hopkins Airport
5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland
Visit the Superman Exhibit at Cleveland Hopkins Airport located on baggage claim level near carousel 10 featuring a seven-foot tall statue of Superman.
The Siegels’ House
10622 Kimberly Avenue
The childhood home of Superman author Jerry Siegel now restored and adorned with the iconic Superman colors, a decorative fence and plaque in celebration of the site’s historical significance.
The Shuster’s house
Parkwood Drive and Amor Avenue
The original apartment building, home to Superman illustrator Joe Shuster no longer stands at the corner of Parkwood Drive and Amor Avenue. It its place you’ll find oversized reproduction panels of Action Comics No. 1, the first Superman story created by Siegel and Shuster.
Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Boulevard
Joe Shuster attended art classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art formerly, the Cleveland School of Art.
University Circle Place
1990 Ford Drive
Jerry Shuster and Joanne Shuster (his second wife) were married in this University Circle neighborhood landmark, now apartments.
The Schuster Studio
Euclid Avenue, between E. 105th and E. 101st streets
Joe Shuster spent time on Euclid Avenue at his studio away from home.
2402 Glendon Road, University Heights
Jerry, first wife Bella and son Michael called Glendon Road home.
Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Avenue N.E.
Laura Siegel Larson said Cleveland’s public library, comic pages and high school mentors all nurtured her father’s creativity.
And, don’t miss Superman: From Cleveland to the World in a Single Bound: The 75th Anniversary of the Man of Steel set to open Friday, June 14 at 4pm. In celebration of the iconic Cleveland-born superhero the exhibit will showcase items from the Mike Olszewski, president of the Siegel and Shuster Society plus the Library’s own collection of Superman material. The exhibit runs through September 14.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood
Both children of Jewish immigrants, Siegel and Shuster’s Superman legacy lives on at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in the museum’s wing celebrating the history of Cleveland’s Jewish community.
The Huron Road AT&T Building
750 Huron Road
Does this look like the Daily Planet building? Rumor is, Joe used this building as inspiration.
Ohio Historical Plaque
E. 105th St. and St. Clair Ave
The City of Cleveland officially recognizes Superman and his creators at E. 105th St and St. Claire.
To purchase a Superman comic visit these Cleveland Comic Book Stores:
Carol & John’s Comic Shop
17462 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland
For evem more information about Superman in Cleveland, visit Carol & John’s Comic Shop. There they’ll set you up with a fantastic map including most of the information from above and point you in the right direction to get you started on your Superman tour.
York Comics & Cards
7390 York Road, Cleveland
B & L Comics Cards & Nostalgia
5591 Ridge Road, Parma
A & A Comics, Inc.
5024 Turney Road, Garfield Heights
North Coast Nostalgia
5853 Ridge Rd, Cleveland
5646 Mayfield Road, Cleveland
– Corinne Allie