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Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport To Open Permanent Superman Exhibit

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Wait, it actually is a plane. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will open a permanent exhibit dedicated to Superman next month, celebrating the work of local boys made good, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.Set to be located at the baggage claim area, the exhibit is the result of lobbying carried out by the Siegel and Shuster Society, a group created to draw attention to the two Glenville, Ohio natives who created the Man of Steel in 1938. “We want Superman to be one of the first things people see when they fly into the airport,” society founder Irving Fine — himself a cousin of Siegel — told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I agree with DC that Superman was born in Krypton, but it was Jerry and Joe who invented Krypton.”

The Society managed to raise $50,000 to help make the exhibit happen, with Studio Graphique designing the final look (A mock-up of which is above), featuring wall panels explaining the origins of the Superman character as well as a “larger-than-life” statue of the hero himself for visitors to photograph themselves besides. “We want the phrase, ‘Meet me at Superman,’ to become a common saying at the airport,” explained Michael Olszewski, the president of the Society.

The exhibit will be officially unveiled at 5pm on October 11, with an event featuring appearances from Laura Siegel Larson, the daughter of Jerry Siegel, as well as other relatives of both Siegel and Shuster, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Airport Director Ricky Smith. A rhythm section made up of players from the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform at the opening, with John Williams’ theme from Superman The Movie being promised to make an appearance. Would anyone really want it any other way?

[Via Robot 6]

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