By now everyone knows Superman's origins. Everyone knows that his ship sent from planet Krypton landed in a town called Smallville where he was adopted by the Ken family. Smallville doesn't really exist, but it was later revealed in the comic books that the town is located in Kansas.
Now comes word that a Kansas resident, comic book artist Christopher Wietrick, is trying to legally rename his hometown of Hutchinson to Smallville. His goal is to convince officials that changing the town's name will bring in lots of tourist dollars and finally give Superman fans a place to visit.
Wietrick has a bunch of arguments as to why the town is perfect to become the childhood home of Superman, including being shaped like Superman's logo. Watch the video below to see Wietrick tell the story.
What ever next Aurora re-naming it's self Gotham City
... To soon
Kurskijwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 8:46:01 AM
The guy should be elected mayor.
Nothing, it's just a tiny bitty place.
McQueenwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 9:05:26 AM
shiteaterwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 10:27:40 AM
The real Smallville is a few minutes up the highway from me, in Cloverdale, BC. Ok maybe not, but thats where they filmed the show.
Rangerwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 12:37:25 PM
He's using this campaign as a distraction tactic. He's tired of the ladies calling his crotch Smallville.
minkowskiwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 1:54:56 PM
Smallville was originally located approximately near Centerville, Iowa. Only decades later was it shown to lie somehwere in Kansas.
Regardless, I understand most things are about money, but this man's bizarre belief he can direct tourism to a nothing Kansas town by simply appropriating the name of a comic book location, without actually of course possessing the character in question, namely Superman, is rather stupid, vapid and misguided, the sign of someone so lost in their fantasy world they can no longer align their perception with reality for even the briefest of interludes.
More to the point, though, WB might have an issue with the idea, as they own the rights to anything Smallville, and though the town's denizens may be legally obliged to call it whatever they sesire, snagging a meal from WB's kitchen might be an assured way to get a boot in the ass from the cook.
Tanman32123writes: on September 7th, 2012 at 3:53:51 PM
i could see WB snapping as well, but then again who really cares.. it's just some sh*tbox city in a sh*tbox town lol
Just cuz one Nerd want's to change the name of his city, doesn't mean it's worthy of a name change.