Now You Can Own a Lock of Hair From the Head of Jerry Siegel, Creator of Superman

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‘Tis the season for weird Superman memorabilia, and our latest installment comes courtesy of the co-creator of Superman himself, Jerry Siegel. As in, this item up for auction came right out of the head of Jerry Siegel, and it has nothing to do with his creativity. Because it’s his hair. Comic Connect is auctioning off locks of Jerry Siegel’s hair.

Yesterday, we showed you the $130 check given to Siegel and Joe Shuster for the rights to Superman. This is somewhat less surprising, but comes with a message directly from Siegel:

Here is what the text reads:

“These hairs are from the head which originated the character SUPERMAN. And to think that during the early years when I sought the get the character before the public, scoffing editors called it a hair-brained idea.” 8/19/77 Jerry Siegel

According to the item description at Comic Connect, Siegel and his wife Joanne were vacationing in Washington D.C. and were fascinated — and amused — when they found locks of George Washington’s hair and found out that saving locks of someone’s hair as a tribute was a popular way to honor notable Americans in the Revolutionary era. So obviously, Siegel thought it would be funny to save his own locks of hair, and after getting a haircut from Joanne, he saved his own hair in a jar.

And it is funny, and now people can buy decades-old locks of hair from the co-creator of Superman. And someone totally will! Bidding starts at noon on November 14 and ends on November 30.

(via Topless Robot)

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