Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Hi, everybody! *Hello, Dr. Nick!* Carl here. You may know me better as Legacy, which is my Superman Homepage username. This past weekend I had the priveledge to attend the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, and to also write a series of reports chronicling the events of the Celebration for SupermanHomepage.com. Remember to look for more articles as the week progresses.
Metropolis Superman Celebration 2006 - Day 1
My wife, Christina, and I had finally made it through a grueling six hour drive to Metropolis, an hour before we could check into our hotel, and decided to take a look around. It was a warm, sunny day. The sky was a brilliant blue, with barely a cloud in the sky. As we walked down Market St. we could see the different vendors, selling various items from frozen lemonade to 30 inch tall Superman Returns figures, leading the way toward Superman Square. In the middle of Superman Square was the 15 foot tall statue made of bronze, freshly painted. As we made our way toward Superman Square we had first stopped in to the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and I purchased a white T-Shirt depicting Superman flying outward toward me. Below the picture there was a caption below it reading: 'And not even The Man of Steel can stop - - The Invasion of METROPOLIS!' in reference to Michael Rosenbaum being among the celebrities whom would soon join the celebration.
We then stopped across the street to a vendor with 3 blue canopies, and a big yellow banner reading 'CMOS: SuperCollectibles.com' selling Superman items exclusively. I knew this was a friend named 'clevelandmos' from this site. I introduced myself and bought a 1st Appearance Superman figure from him, which was in perfect condition.
My wife and I then proceeded to Superman Square. They were about to kick off the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony. To my surprise they actually had the official town Superman, Scott Cranford, break a chain instead. This was later followed by a short drama in which Superman was on trial on Apokolips for killing Clark Kent. Among the Jury of Villains was another board member, Silentbob 1885. After the drama I took some photos and then went to the hotel to check in, and to force myself to sleep. I was in Metropolis, the year Superman Returns, and I couldn't wait to see what was in store for me as the rest of the celebration unfurled.
Stay locked in to SupermanHomepage.com for more articles to come, including exclusive interviews with writer Marv Wolfman (Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman Returns novelization), and actor Stephan Bender (Young Clark Kent in Superman Returns), along with interviews from the press mixer.
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