Superman Fan Wants to Rename Town Smallville

As any good Superman fan knows, Krypton wasn’t the only home to DC’s Man of Steel. For Clark Kent, it was Smallville, Kansas where Superman really discovered his love for Earth and its people. While this small rural town is a completely fictional place, it may not always be — at least, that’s what one Hutchinson, Kansas native is dead set on achieving.

Christopher Wietrick, who also happens to be a comic book artist, recently started a campaign to have his hometown, Hutchinson, legally renamed Smallville. The story broke on a local news station (via Nerd Approved), where Wietrick made his case for the name change, offering several solid reasons for why Hutchinson should become the official home to Superman.

For one, the town has museums for Superman’s Krytonian shuttle and mineral deposits, and it already has a Superman costume up on display. What’s more, Hutchinson has roads named "Clark" and "Kent," and is only about an hour away from a major metropolis.

In an attempt to bolster his appeal, Wietrick has created an official Facebook page and is currently working on a comic book that will hopefully catch the attention of DC Comics and Warner Bros., who own the rights to the character.

Hey, Riverside, Iowa is home to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, right? Anything’s possible. Let us know what you think in the Comments below!

Max Nicholson is a writer for IGN, and he desperately seeks your approval. Show him some love on Twitter and IGN.

Source : feeds[dot]ign[dot]com

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