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Superman’s Cleveland

2010 November 19

Update: get your copy of Superman’s Cleveland starting next Friday, Nov. 26, at Carol & John’s insane-o sale from 7 p.m. to midnight. If you get there early you may even be able to have me sign your copy. ;-)

Over the past few months, I have been working on what was initially just a “fun” project for my own entertainment but turned into a kind of co-promotion for Modern Alchemy and my favorite local comic shop.

"Superman's Cleveland" map

Roll the John Williams theme music...

“Superman’s Cleveland” is a map of various Cleveland-area sites with relevance to the history of DC’s iconic superhero, and his creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who grew up in Glenville on our fair city’s east side.

For those interested and in the area, Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop has graciously printed a whole big stack of these, which they’ll be distributing from their store beginning next week at their big Black Friday sale.

For everyone else, I will be sharing a PDF of the map and some further notes next week; I’d like to let the store sale be its big, “official” red carpet (red cape?) debut, though. Plus I’m still crazy-busy.

Up, up and away!

4 Responses
  1. November 19, 2010

    Nicely done. I’ll definitely be providing some linkage after the formal debut.

    How’d you hook up with Carol & John’s, though? Isn’t that a bit of a hike from your place?

  2. Matt permalink
    November 19, 2010

    Hmmm, in a literal sense it would be quite a long walk, but it’s a fairly short trip by car.

    I have actually been shopping there ever since I moved to Ohio. There was a comic store in the little e, but it didn’t do much for me, and I think I just found C&J through the master list web site and gave them a try… I would rank their store among the best comic stores I’ve been to, so it pretty much became “my” store without giving much further thought to finding someplace closer.

    Since moving to Lakewood it’s much closer, of course; I’m not even sure that there is any “full service” comic store closer to where I live now, actually.

  3. November 19, 2010

    D’oh! I forgot about the move. I was thinking you were heading out there from Elyria!

    The only shop I know over in that area is Astound Comics on Detroit Road in Westlake. I’ve only been in there a couple of times, and they seem like an okay outfit. Nothing in the way of back issues and a pretty light TPB selection, but they seemed pretty courteous and willing to order anything you might be interested in. A tad heavier on the Marvel/DC end than I’d like, but they weren’t ignoring other publishers.

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