Jim Hambrick’s Superman Museum in Metropolis
Superman is back -- and he's grittier than ever. "Man of Steel" hit the theaters on June 14th. The latest episode in the Superman saga stars Henry Cavill as everyone's favorite superhero from the Planet Krypton. The movie is destined to give the franchise the much-needed reboot it deserves -- after the lackluster 2006 release of "Superman Returns."
Jim Hambrick is one man who is ecstatic about the Man of Steel. Hambrick is owner of the world's largest collection of Superman memorabilia. Hambrick showcases his Superman treasure trove at the Super Museum in – I kid you not - Metropolis, Illinois: with over a quarter-million pieces and an estimated value between six and seven million dollars. Back in 1993, the Los Angeles native packed up his entire super collection into a convoy of trucks back and moved its entire contents to Superman's home town. (Okay, it’s really just the namesake.)
That's right, Metropolis actually exists, and it's in the southernmost area of Illinois, where Hambrick owns and runs the town's very own Superman Museum.
Let's take a little video sojourn through Super-mania and the Super Museum. Come along my friends, come along....