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Superman Unwelcome in Cleveland? Not Really
By: Doug Bedell
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Could it be that Superman isn’t welcome in Cleveland, the city where he was created in 1933? Not really, but the relational point in the controversy over a possible Superman statue on Cleveland’s lakefront is be careful what you propose. 

The mocked-up statue by academician and sculptor David Deming just doesn’t look like Superman. And if they could talk, the three life-sized figures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the superhero’s creators, and Joanne Siegel, Siegel’s wife and a model for Lois Lane, that would be included at the base of the statue would likely agree. 

The superhero’s combed-back hair looks like a creased, ill-fitting helmet (that’s us speaking), and Steven Litt, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s art and architecture writer, finds lots more that’s off-kilter about the proposed rendering. Check it out for yourselves.

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About the Author
Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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