"Superman" issue No. 700 — a milestone in comic book history — premiered June 23, and to celebrate that occasion, the Man of Steel will walk, not fly, across America in an almost year-long fictional trek that will also traverse parts of Utah and Salt Lake City.
DC Comics announced Wednesday that beginning with the city of Philadelphia, the Superman character will walk across America and pass through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington.
Along the way, Superman will be passing through real towns, real cities and real neighborhoods that will be chosen for his journey through a public contest.
People who are 18 years old or older and live in towns that are within 50 miles of one of the nine eligible cities, including Salt Lake City, can enter. That means Utahns living roughly north of Spanish Fork or south of Brigham City and between Kamas-Coalville and Grantsville likely would be eligible to enter the contest.