Comic fans all know that Superman‘s Earthly origin began in Smallville. It’s there that his ship, sent from the planet Krypton, landed and was discovered by Ma and Pa Kent. The story is over half a century old and, like most comic book origins, completely fictional. Smallville doesn’t exist and while stories in the ’80s revealed its location as Kansas, Superman fans don’t have an official tourist attraction to visit and pay homage.

One Kansas resident is trying to change that. Comic book artist¬†Christopher Wietrick has begun a campaign to have his hometown,¬†Hutchinson, legally renamed Smallvile. He has several reasons why and after the jump, you can read more about it. Read More »

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