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Ohio Group Campaigns for Superman License Plates


As someone who attends school at a geeky liberal arts college just 30 minutes south of Cleveland, I approve of this news wholeheartedly: Cleveland-based group Siegel & Shuster is leading a campaign to have the iconic Superman insignia emblazoned on specialty Ohio license plates.

As someone who spends nine months out of her year in Ohio, this would be a subtle, if really cool, addition. At the very least it might lessen the reactions of one of Ohio’s current license plates–”The Birthplace of Aviation”–that Kitty Hawk was in North Carolina. Ohioans! Jerry Siegel, Harvey Pekar, Marc Andreyko, Brian Azzarello, and Brian Michael Bendis are all from Cleveland alone! Have pride in your state’s contribution to comic book art!

The Siegel & Shuster Society, which is dedicated to celebrate Cleveland as the birthplace of the Man of Steel, has to collect 500 names on their petition in order to complete the first step in the process.

A state senator has also agreed to propose the plates to the state legislature once the signature are gathered, and the plates would theoretically be available by 2013, with a portion of the proceeds going to Siegel & Shuster to fund more Superman-related projects.

(via Robot 6.)

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  • NarcoSleepy

    Eh, Superman wasn’t BORN in Ohio or anywhere else on or around Earth.  He was born on Krypton and sent to Earth to be raised…. 

  • Anonymous

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5CA3YVQ7FT3AOJB7XV2YYC2BA Zaddy

    Doesn’t DC comics own the right to the superman logo. What makes anyone think that they would let this happen?