Technically the issue dropped in April, but we’re celebrating it today because this weekend is Superman Weekend, the 34th annual celebration of the big guy in blue tights held in Metropolis, Illinois. The event draws thousands of kids of all ages every year; special guests this year include Smallville’s own John Glover and Cassidy Freeman, Gerard Christopher from The Adventures of Superboy, original Superboy John Rockwell, legendary artist George Perez, writer Terry Beatty, and artist extraordinaire Lin Workman, who designed the awesome logo for this year’s festival.
If you don’t know that Superman was created by Siegel and Shuster and has appeared in countless comic strips, cartoons, TV shows, movies, comic books, radio plays, advertising, websites and more, then obviously you’ve just landed on our planet so we ask: are you from Krypton? Because Superman has become a part of the American myth, from clean-cut Clark Kent on TV to that sexy logo tattoo on Jon Bon Jovi. Honestly, if you don’t know who Superman is, you need more help than we can provide. Each generation has their own version of Krypton’s homeboy, whether it’s the legendary Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Dean Cain, Tom Welling or Brandon Routh, or one of a bajillion comic book storylines Supes has been in through the decades, from marrying Lois Lane to his 1992 death and re-emergence to a complete reboot of the series (along with all other DC titles) this year.
Celebrate today by enjoying the Superman Weekend in Metropolis. If you can’t make that, just pick up the latest comic or dig out your fave adventure from the past. Superman has always had the ability to leap tall generation gaps with a single bound.Tweet