Superman’s Cleveland: Lineage and Legacy
Superman’s Cleveland is a city-wide celebration of the heritage of Superman, the world’s first comic book superhero invented in 1938 in Glenville by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two Jewish high school students.
This Fall, scholars and comic book lovers will join interested Clevelanders in book discussions, comics-making workshops, live interviews with creators, and a rich lineup of programs exploring the lineage and legacy of Superman and Cleveland.
This year marks the 85th anniversary of the creation of Superman, the first superhero and Cleveland’s most iconic contribution to American and world cultures.
Hosted by the Rust Belt Humanities Lab at Ursuline College and the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library, Superman’s Cleveland gathers institutional partners from across Northeast Ohio.
Superman’s Cleveland is for everyone, comics fans, families, scholars, history buffs, regional boosters, and lovers of culture across the greater Cleveland area.