Cleveland honours Siegel and Shuster this weekend

ss_logo_middleCantonRep.com brings us up to speed on some of the things that will be going on in Cleveland this upcoming weekend, the city where young Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster met and mapped out what would eventually become  Superman — a character that has gone on to a special place at the top of the pop culture pantheon of fictional characters.

Jerry Siegel's home on Kimberly Avenue reopens after repairs this weekend. Street is to be given the designation of "Jerry Siegel Lane".
Jerry Siegel's home on Kimberly Avenue reopens after repairs this weekend. Street is to be given the designation of "Jerry Siegel Lane".

Events include:
– this weekend, Siegel and Shuster family members will be present for the reopening of the restored Siegel home on Kimberly Avenue in the suburb of Glenville, which is going to renamed “Jerry Siegel Lane”. The Siegel house was restored using funds raised by writer Brad Meltzer from the sale of original Superman-themed comic art commissions by comic book industry professionals.
– nearby Armor Avenue, where young Joe Shuster lived after moving to Cleveland from Toronto with his family, will be renamed “Joe Shuster Lane”
– adjoining the two streets is Parkwood Avenue, which will be renamed “Lois Lane” in honour of their fearless reporter and Superman’s long-standing love interest.
– the local trolley will be designated as a Rocket from Krypton and will feature a special Siegel and Shuster Society fundraising 90-minute Superman-themed tour with local historian Nate Arnold
the Screaming Tiki Cleveland Super-Con on July 10-12 will feature appearances by Michael Rosenbaum, Helen Slater, Edward James Olmos and many others.
– a special screening of the film “Last Son” about Superman’s origins will be shown at the Hanna theatre and will be followed by reminiscences by Siegel and Shuster family members narrated by Cleveland media personalities Mike Olszewski and Mike San Giacomo.

The movie "Last Son" by Brad Ricca will be screened this weekend and followed by a Q&A with Siegel and Shuster family members.
The movie "Last Son" by Brad Ricca will be screened this weekend and followed by a Q&A with Siegel and Shuster family members.