In "Superman" No. 703, released Wednesday, the Man of Steel visits the town of "Danville, just east of Cleveland" where a chunk of space junk turned a local guy into a powerhouse.

Danville is a thinly-veiled reference to Glenville, the Cleveland neighborhood where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in the 1930s.

"We should be happy that Superman returned to Northeast Ohio in any way," said Mike Olszewski, president of the Siegel and Shuster Society. "With the news about our political leaders and sports heroes, we can use every hero we can get."

The cover of Superman 703, which was released Wednesday is the third installment of a lengthy Superman saga where he is walking across

America to touch base with regular people.  Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Comics, believes it's the first time Superman ever appeared in Greater Cleveland in the comics.

"Writer Joe Straczynski said Cleveland has so much to do with Superman's past that he would be remiss if Superman didn't stop there on his journey," DiDio said.

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