On January 21, 1972 DC Comics declared Metropolis “Hometown of Superman”. On June 9, 1972 the Illinois State Legislature passed Resolution 572 that declared Metropolis the “Hometown of Superman,” the comic book superhero who is based in the fictional city of Metropolis.2 Among the ways it celebrates the character are a large Superman statue in the city, a small Superman museum, and an annual Superman Celebration that is always held the second weekend in June. Also, it has a local newspaper, known as The Metropolis Planet, (MetropolisPlanet.com) a name inspired by the newspaper in fictional Metropolis, The Daily Planet.

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  • invisible
    invisibleover 5 years ago

    WONDERFUL !

  • this is a crazy town, surreal, =))

    – Ghelly

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 5 years ago

    really great man… at home:) fine angle.

  • lol, yes, when you have a chance read about this particular town. you will find it bizarre,
    =D

    – Ghelly

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 5 years ago

    and hi andrie :)) lol

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    lol!!!!!.. like a speeding bullet!.. faster than a locomtovie! look , up in the sky!. :).. awesome shot ..xxxx

  • lol, this place is very particular, is amazing what people do to put their town in the map, check this out:

    very cautiously, Metropolis scraped together a thousand bucks in 1986 and put up a seven-foot fiberglass Superman in the town square. It quickly became a target for literal-minded vandals who wanted to see if the Man of Steel was stronger than a speeding bullet. He wasn’t, and once again Metropolis’s efforts to celebrate their hero were thwarted. What could a small town like Metropolis do?

    In 1993, they did quite a bit. The perforated Superman vanished and was replaced by a 15-foot-tall, two-ton, projectile-proof bronze Superman, funded (officially) with engraved bricks purchased by citizens for 35 bucks apiece. That’s a lot of bricks for a town of 7,200, considering that the new statue cost $120,000

    kinda crazy, lol
    xD

    – Ghelly

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 5 years ago

    it is more than one layer surreal dear little girl Ghelly. Dont worry! i was mumbling my own heart…at this image. and i was happy so i said hello to andrei- the young man, he knew me for a while. old sis :))

  • invisible
    invisibleover 5 years ago

    YES ! I LOVE IT ! BRAVO TO THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN TOO !

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