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.