|A Superman Logo and a Superman "S" from the early Shuster art adorns the fence in front of the former Siegel home.|
|The plaque reads: |
This is the house where Superman was born.
Writer Jerry Siegel (1914-1996) was a teenaged boy who lived her during the Great Depression, one of the toughest economic times for Cleveland and the country.
Jerry wasn't popular. He was a dreamer, and he knew how to dream big. With his best friend, artist Joe Shuster, these two boys created a bright fantasy world of spaceships, strange planets and a a city where a young man in red an blue tights could leap over tall buildings in a single bound.
They called him Superman.
They didn't just give us they world's first super hero....They gave us something to believe in.
|The Superman "S" shield as depicted in early Superman works in Action Comics by artist Joe Shuster.|
|On the top floor you can almost imagine the creation of Superman, and can almost glimpse him in the windows.|
|Some panels are missing, but this is the lot of the teen home of Joe Shuster, the artist of the Superman creation team. These panels are from Action Comics #1, which recently sold for over $3 million.|
|Parkwood is the street that connects Amor (Joe Shuster Lane) amd Kimberley (Jerry Siegel Lane). It is appropriately called "Lois Lane".|
|A downloaded image of the Shuster home lot when the fence was more complete.|
|A plaque marking the neighbourhood of Siegel and Shuster at E105 St. and St. Clair Ave.|
The plaque reads:
A very good book (which I picked up in Cleveland on this particular trip) is called "Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster--the Creators of Superman" by Brad Ricca.
|A map can be found around Cleveland (comic book stores and elsewhere) marking milestones in the Superman creation legend.|