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Sat. 2:08pm: Superman license plates available in October

July 6, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohioans will soon have a chance to buy a Superman license plate honoring the comic superhero created by two northeast teenagers in the 1930s.

The license plate with the iconic Superman "S" insignia and the words, "Truth, Justice and the American Way," will be available in early October, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reported.

State Rep. Bill Patmon got language authorizing the license plate included in Ohio's recently passed $62 billion, two-year state budget - after his earlier attempts to get the plate approved were delayed.

"Now, Clark Kent is out of his phone booth," the Cleveland Democrat said, referring to Superman's alias.

The comic superhero was dreamed up by teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster while they were attending Glenville High School during the Great Depression, but it took more than five years to get the comic featuring Superman's first appearance published.

The plate will cost $20 in addition to the typical registration fee of $34.50 plus local taxes. Ohioans wanting to replace existing plates with the Superman plate will pay $20 plus an $11.75 plate replacement fee and a $4.50 replacement sticker fee. A portion of the $20 will go to the Siegel and Shuster Society.



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