2:25pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Superman License Plate Issued by Home State of Character's Creators
Look! Down on the ground! It's a rat! A piece of scrap metal! No -- it's Superman! Well, a Superman-branded license plate, at least. Ohio unveiled new license plates bearing the insignia of DC Entertainment's superheroic icon yesterday to celebrate the birthplace of the Man of Steel.
The license plate was revealed at a ceremony in front of 10622 Kimberly Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, the very house in which Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman way back in the early 1930s. Among those present at the ceremony were members of the board of directors for the Siegel & Shuster Society, relatives of the two creators and Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon, who told reporters that he had ordered his plate "a long time ago."
The Superman license plate has been in the works for more than two years, with Patmon and Senator Tom Patton leading the charge politically. Adding the famous Superman "S" insignia and legend "Truth, Justice and the American Way" to the existing branding, the license plates are only available for Ohio vehicles, much to the disappointment of those wanting one for their Supermobiles outside of the Buckeye State. I'd suggest that all true Superman fans consider a move, but everyone knows that they're already happily settled in Metropolis, Illinois.