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Old 06-17-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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"Superman" has a connection to Canada. What is it?
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Superman flew around Canada so fast (counter-clockwise) that he made it backwards... plus the Fortress of Solitude is in Nunavut.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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"Superman" has a connection to Canada. What is it?
Creator Joe Shuster was Canadian.

His famous cousin was Frank Shuster of comedy duo "Wayne and Shuster".
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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Apparently it's part of our heritage


A Part of Our Heritage - Superman - YouTube
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Joe Shuster's family moved to the States when he was a child, so the claims of Supe being part of our "heritage" might be a tad stretched. Man, we just want to be part of anything big, lol.

The other connection is The Daily Planet was based on the paper Joe worked for as a kid, none other than The Toronto Star.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Yep, and The Star used to called The Daily Star.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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The other connection is The Daily Planet was based on the paper Joe worked for as a kid, none other than The Toronto Star.
Indeed. As I understand things, Clark Kent originally worked for the Metropolis Daily Star--see the Action Comics issue of 1938 that introduced Superman. Clark Kent's employer was changed to the Daily Planet when the Toronto Daily Star complained.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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creator joe shuster was canadian.

His famous cousin was frank shuster of comedy duo "wayne and shuster".
DINGDING!!!

Give that man a non-Cuban cigar!
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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The other connection is The Daily Planet was based on the paper Joe worked for as a kid, none other than The Toronto Star.
Shuster was a newspaper boy.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Shuster was a newspaper boy.
He was like 9 years old when he moved to Cleveland.
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