Amazing World of Superman Exhibition poster (1973)

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In 1972, Metropolis Illinois obtained rights from DC Comics to officially declare their town “The Home of Superman.” They had big plans at the time which included a multi-million dollar “Amazing World of Superman” theme park that would have featured a 200-foot-tall Superman statue.

The following year, Metropolis hosted a grand event which featured a model and drawings of the planned amusement park (designed by artist Neal Adams), free drawings, movie showings, a chance to meet Superman in person, and more. This is one of the original 14-inch by 20-inch posters of that event which eventually evolved into the Superman Celebration we know and love today. The artwork for the poster was done by the great Curt Swan which was also used for the cover of a DC Comics treasury-sized book.

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