Ohio Ranks Among States Most Interested in Superman Week

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Few superheroes unite fans of all backgrounds quite like Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman. The nationwide fascination with Superman dates to the character’s comic book debut in 1938 and has run through a host of feature films between 1948 and 2023.

June 10-13 is the official “Superman Week” so BetOhio.com took a pause from reviewing Ohio sportsbook apps to celebrate. We wanted to know which states are the biggest fans of the character within the DC Universe known as Superman. Using Google Trends, we found and ranked states that are most interested in the superhero, based on search interest score, compared to other topics. This was a seven-day search conducted between May 30 and June 6, 2024. For the search term “Superman.”

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States Most Interested in Superman

Rank

State

Search Interest Score

1

Kentucky

100

2

Ohio

98

3

Georgia

92

4

Oklahoma

89

5

Rhode Island

88

6

Connecticut

87

T7

Alaska

86

T7

Maryland

86

9

Illinois

85

10

Colorado

84

Ohioans Love Superman … A Lot

Media reports in Ohio indicate that the newest movie version of the superhero, simply called “Superman,” will be filming in Cleveland and Cincinnati this summer. The film, with David Corenswet as the title character and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, is scheduled for a July 2025 release.

Of the states that make up the country, Ohio’s search interest score of 98 points ranks second overall. The home of Ohio sports betting slots in just behind the state’s neighbors across the Ohio River, with Kentucky scoring 100 to nab the top spot.

Overall, Ohio finished ahead of states like Georgia, which had a search interest score of 92 for Clark Kent topics, followed by Oklahoma (89 search interest), Rhode Island (88) and Connecticut (87). Throw in states such as Alaska and Maryland (86 apiece), Illinois (85) and Colorado (84) and you have the full list of the 10 states that love Clark Kent and Superman the most.

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Born On Krypton But Created In Ohio

Still, few states in America share a universal love of the red-and-blue clad superhero like the Buckeye State, with Ohioans holding a unique level of search interest in the DC comic book stalwart in 2024.

Small wonder: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who created Superman in the 1930s, were from Cleveland (the photo at the top of this story is from a 2017 Superman exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library).

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Author

Christopher Boan writes for BetOhio.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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