The Man of Steel turns 75

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METROPOLIS – In a world in need of a super hero, a man of steel, able to take a nation in depression and save it in a single bound, came a couple of guys named Jerry and Joe.

75 years ago, Jerry Siegel and his childhood chum Joe Schuster brought Superman to life in the upstairs bedroom of a home in Glenville, Ohio.

Over the years, the men of steel have taken the child in each of us on heroic flights of fancy, where good always triumphs over evil, and where the strong protect the weak.

Cleveland’s mayor Frank Jackson brought metropolis to the steps of city hall and declared April eighteenth ‘Superman Day’.

When they say Cleveland rocks, maybe they were talking about kryptonite.