A Kodachrome 64 slide film photo of the Jerry Siegel house fence S  shield. Photo by Jim Bowers.

Cleveland, Ohio

On July 9-12, 2009, in Cleveland, Ohio, the Screaming Tiki Super-Con and the Siegel and Shuster Society honored the family members of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in an historical series of unforgettable events. The families had their very first reunion party, unveiled Jerry Siegel’s restored childhood home at a ribbon cutting ceremony, and celebrated with fans with a giant, delicious Superman cake. There was also a question-and-answer session with the family (which I unable to attend).

On July 9, 2009, I had the rare opportunity to be the first person to photograph the amazing Action Comics #1 panels that were installed the day before at the location where Joe Shuster’s home once stood in Cleveland. Click here, here, here and here to see the panels. See more panels photos in the gallery below.

Jamie Reigle (pictured in a Superman T-shirt in many of the gallery photos below), an avid Superman collector and dealer, and member of the Siegel and Shuster Society, revealed on July 29, 2009 (following the official events held earlier in the month) that the Shuster Lane, Lois Lane and Siegel Lane street signs were installed on the street post. See the signs here and here. The signs were unveiled during the Jerry Siegel house ribbon cutting ceremony on July 12, 2009. See all of the ceremony photos in the gallery below.

Special Thanks to Jamie Reigle for inviting me to the Screaming Tiki Super-Con and the Siegel and Shuster events; and to the Siegel and Shuster families for their kindness, and for allowing me to be at their private party to take photographs on July 10, 2009.

There are just a handful of Siegel and Shuster Society official T-shirts left…order yours today! Congratulations to Steve Stanley for the “Super”b T-shirt art!

CapedWonder™.com contributed mounted gallery enlargements to the Siegel & Shuster Society Charity Auction held on September 2-30, 2008. Click here to read more.


Cleveland, the True Birthplace of Superman on Smithsonian.com featuring CapedWonder photographs.

Jamie Reigle, Steve Stanley, Scott Cranford and Jim Bowers with the Superman cake in Cleveland, Ohio, July 2009


Here are galleries of more of my photographs from the Siegel and Shuster events. Please download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to enjoy them.

Siegel and Shuster Family Reunion Party (featuring family members and Siegel and Shuster Society members who honored author Brad Meltzer for his campaign to save Jerry Siegel’s house last year, which was a super success.)

Siegel and Shuster Family and Fans at the Superman Cake Cutting Ceremony

Action #1 Panels at the Joe Shuster House Location

The Jerry Siegel House (pre-ceremony)

The Jerry Siegel House (post-ceremony)

The Jerry Siegel House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

All photos featured on this page were taken by Jim Bowers and are © Copyright 2009 by Jim Bowers, and are not to be reproduced or excerpted without prior written permission from Jim Bowers.



Click here to see video coverage of the Siegel house ribbon cutting ceremony. Wolfpack Entertainment also has some great coverage.

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