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Travel Bug Dog Tag Comics-Superman TB

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Released:
Friday, 03 March 2017
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Zac N Zane Cache

This is not collectible.

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Current GOAL

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Photos of the travel bug are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

My youth was in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Drawing from that period, this is one of a series of travel bugs made to commemorate favorite characters from comic books, comic strips, movie cartoons, B-movies and animated feature-length movies.  Some of the characters had only a brief existence, some survived as radio and early TV programs and some have been digitally-modernized into some of the blockbuster movies of today.  There were many other characters, but these are the ones on which I was willing to spend my dimes (comic books) and quarters (movie and popcorn).  However, I didn’t pay for the daily comic strips or Sunday funnies that came with the newspaper.

Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. They sold Superman to Detective Comics, the future DC Comics, in 1938. Superman debuted in Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, newspaper strips, television programs, films, and video games. With this success, Superman helped to create the superhero archetype and establish its primacy within the American comic book. The character is also referred to by such epithets as the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow, and The Last Son of Krypton.

The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the alien planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early on he started to display various superhuman abilities, which, upon reaching maturity, he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity through a secret "Superman" identity.

Superman resides and operates in the fictional American city of Metropolis. As Clark Kent, he is a journalist for the Daily Planet, a Metropolis newspaper. Superman's love interest is generally Lois Lane, and his archenemy is supervillain Lex Luthor. He is typically a member of the Justice League and close ally of Batman and Wonder Woman. Like other characters in the DC Universe, several alternate versions of Superman have been depicted over the years.

Superman's appearance is distinctive and iconic; he usually wears a blue costume with a red-and-yellow emblem on the chest, consisting of the letter S in a shield shape, and a red cape. This shield is used in many media to symbolize the character. Superman is widely considered an American cultural icon. He has fascinated scholars, with cultural theorists, commentators, and critics alike exploring the character's impact and role in the United States and worldwide. The character has been adapted extensively and portrayed in other forms of media as well, including films, television series, and video games. Several actors have portrayed Superman in motion pictures and TV series including Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill, and Tyler Hoechlin.

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Tracking History (2010mi) View Map

Dropped Off 07/15/2018 sailorsam20500 placed it in Zac N Zane Cache West Virginia - 182.26 miles  Visit Log

Bug is now in a not often found cache near Gauley Bridge WV. It was a bit of a hike back to the cache and across a small stream. So only a serious geo-cacher is going to go after it. Hope it gets picked up soon and moved along. Safe Travels

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/03/2018 sailorsam20500 retrieved it from Fairest of Ten Thousand Ohio   Visit Log

Will help Superman fly to a new cache.

Dropped Off 03/31/2018 fairyleg placed it in Fairest of Ten Thousand Ohio - 254.49 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/30/2018 fairyleg took it to Stickman Comes to Indiana Indiana - 9.07 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/30/2018 fairyleg took it to None Shall Pass Indiana - 3.53 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/30/2018 fairyleg took it to Bowling #1... 2nd frame! Indiana - 5.69 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/28/2018 fairyleg took it to Finders & Seekers Indiana - .14 miles  Visit Log

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Visited 03/28/2018 fairyleg took it to Magnolia Grove Indiana - 8.37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/26/2018 fairyleg took it to March GIG - Living La Vida Caching Indiana - 195.54 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/25/2018 fairyleg took it to Two Milestones for LMerlot Ohio - 2.29 miles  Visit Log
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