What is Superman's Cleveland?
2 months of programs across Cleveland
September 6-November 2, 2023
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 two sons of Jewish immigrants, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
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.
Celebrate 85 Years of Superman
Honoring Truth, Justice, and the American Way
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.
Generously supported by Ohio Humanities and 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.