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Don’t Let Superman’s Birthplace Fall Into Ruin

A few weeks ago, Brad Meltzer put out a video promoting The Book of Lies, in which the family life of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel plays a significant role. As part of his research, Meltzer went to Cleveland to poke around the neighborhoods where Siegel and his partner, Joe Shuster, grew up, and found the Siegel family home in serious disrepair.

In this video, Meltzer calls attention to the situation, and highlights the efforts of The Siegel and Shuster Society to raise funds to restore the house and get it designated as a landmark. Chip Kidd has designed T-shirts (first time that’s happened, I think) and several comic book artists have donated original artwork for auction.

It seems a bit weird to have a video full of people saying “I am Superman,” and not one of them adding, “And I can do anything!” Ah well.

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