This episode was originally scheduled for the Week of March 31, 2010 for April Fool’s Day. I don’t really have a copy of the Daily Planet. It’s more lake the Weekly Planet. What I can say is that it is the METROPOLIS PLANET, the newspaper of Metropolis, Illinois. It is published every Wednesday.
I received this copy of the newspaper from my local comic book shop, ACME COMICS in Longwood, Florida http://acme-superstore.com. It was a comemorative edition for the opening of the Amazing World Of Superman Exhibition Center, the town’s first Superman museum. This episode features some of the pictures and stories about the beginnings of Metropolis’ adoption of Superman as its native son.
For more information about the history of the town of Metropolis, the Superman Celebration and the Superman museum, listen to episode #19 of this podcast: http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2008/07/Episode_26_Metropolis_Illinois-206412.html.
The dates for the 2010 Superman Celebration are June 10 – 13, 2010. For more information go to: http://www.supermancelebration.net. For more information about the current Superman Museum go to: http://supermanmuseum.com.
To learn more about the proposed Superman amusement park in the early 1970’s go to:
http://superman.nu/sites/superworld/ or http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/comic_coverage/2008/06/a-superman-theme-parkwith-plenty-of-parking.html.
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