One of the great stories of finding a new home in the last 100 years is the story of Superman. A boy who’s original home was destroyed must now make a new home in a foreign land. It’s one of the most memorable immigration tales of a generation and it doesn’t seem to get old as Superman continues to be an iconic character.
Man of Steel hits theaters this weekend and we thought it was time someone took a look at the places that Superman, Clark Kent and Kal-El called home. Turns out there’s quite a few places the last son of Krypton hung his cape and tights.
The Superman House at 10622 Kimberley Avenue in Glenville, Ohio
The home where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman. (Peggy Turbett/ The Plain Dealer)
You won’t find this home in any of the Superman comics, TV shows or movies. While Clark Kent never lived here, it’s the place where he was born. It’s the home where Jerry Siegel lived and first concocted the idea of an invincible man from another planet with his friend Joel Shuster. Located just outside of Cleveland, OH, the Superman House has not always had iconic status as the origin of the Man of Steel, but thanks to some recent PR campaigns from authors and celebrities it is slowly becoming a recognized landmark. Check out this video from The AV Club as they stopped into the Superman house a little while ago for a quick tour and get some insight into how this ordinary home became a landmark.
Depictions of Krypton
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