Superman is coming home to Cleveland. While he may not need a plane to fly, a permanent superman exhibit will open at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in October.
To honor superman and his creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, an exhibit will open at the airport in Superman's birthplace on Oct. 11. The project, led by the Siegel & Shuster Society is made possible through $50,000 in donations from fans.
While Superman technically came from Krypton, his creators, Siegel and Shuster were from Glenville in Cleveland. These two men started the Superman comic.
The exhibit, which was designed by Studio Graphique, will be in a room across from the baggage carousels in the airport.
"It's desolate down here," said Cleveland resident Faye Turner, describing the area near the baggage carousels. "I think it's a great attraction and it'd bring colors and it's going to be great," Brad Ricca told Fox8.
The exhibit includes a mural that says "Welcome to Cleveland - Where the Legend Began" and a large statue of Superman for travelers to take photos with. There will also be a video playing Superman related things.
"We want the phrase, 'Meet me at Superman,' to become a common saying at the airport," Siegel & Shuster Society President Michael Olszewski tells the Plain Dealer.
During the dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11, there will be speeches by Siegel's daughter Laura Sigel Larson and Cleveland's Mayor Frank Jackson. The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will also perform. Of course their performance will include the theme song from Superman: The Movie.
"We love Cleveland but the skies are gray, you know, three-quarters of the year and sometimes it gets really kind of hard to get through the day," Ricca told Fox. "They came up with it during the Great Depression, so it really makes sense that this really strange, imaginative character of such hope and aspiration comes from a city like this."