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April 17, 2013

Superman's 75th puts spotlight on Cleveland roots

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"Funky Winkerbean" creator Tom Batiuk shares roots in the Cleveland area with Superman and that inspired him.

"When I was in elementary school, I found an entry in a school encyclopedia about Jerry Siegel," Batiuk said in an email.

"The fact that he was the one of the creators of Superman immediately caught my attention, but what was even more astounding to me was the fact that he was from Cleveland. The fact that someone from my area could do something like that was revelatory and inspirational."

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