Did You Know Clark Kent Once Worked at a Cleveland Newspaper?

Steve DiMatteo

Everyone knows about Clark Kent's job at The Daily Planet, where he works as a reporter and fools everybody about his other gig as Superman.

But did you know that Clark Kent also had a spell as a reporter at a Cleveland newspaper?

That's right, in Action Comics #2, Clark Kent is seen working at a publication called The Cleveland Evening News. It makes sense, since Superman was created by Clevelanders Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster while they were students at Glenville High School. Eventually, Clark got his gig in Metropolis, but still, it's cool to see his roots set in Northeast Ohio.

And that's not the only mention of Cleveland in the early Superman comics, as the city gets another shout-out in Action Comics #11.

With the growing momentum towards an actual Superman statue in the city and the new Superman movie filming scenes in the city, Cleveland continues to embrace its heritage as the birthplace of the greatest superhero of all time.

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