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Press Release: Smallville’s Superman and Lex Luthor Will Celebrate Eight Decades of Superman at FanX® 2018

by | Apr 26, 2018 | Press Releases

- Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum will both be appearing at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 on September 6-8, 2018 as part of the 80 years of Superman celebration -


SALT LAKE CITY – April 26, 2018 - 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Superman and FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ will be celebrating in style with Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, the stars of the hit TV series, Smallville.


Welling played Clark Kent/Superman and Rosenbaum played Lex Luthor on Smallville. Rosenbaum’s portrayal of Luthor earned him a spot on TV Guide’s 2013 list of the 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.


At FanX, attendees will have the opportunity to meet both, take pictures, and attend a special panel commemorating Superman’s 80th anniversary.


“Our fans love DC Comics and knowing that this is Superman’s 80th anniversary we worked hard to bring both Superman and his arch nemesis to FanX,” said Dan Farr, Founder and Producer of FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. “This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans of all generations to meet Tom and Michael and relive their favorite eras of Superman and Smallville.”


Superman made his DC Comics debut in 1933. It was written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, two high school students from Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, Superman has become one of the most beloved superheroes of all time.


“Michael Rosenbaum has always been my favorite Lex Luthor and the opportunity to have him and Tom Welling at FanX on Superman’s 80th anniversary is a dream come true for me and our fans” said Bryan Brandenburg, FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “Superman is one of the most popular comicbook heroes ever and fans of all ages have their favorite memories of ‘The Man of Steel’. I’ve watched every episode of Smallville so I’m personally and professionally thrilled. I know our fans are going to love this rare opportunity to have both Clark Kent/Superman and Lex Luthor here.”


In addition to celebrating Superman’s 80th anniversary, FanX will  feature other panels, Autographs and Photo Ops with celebrities such as Evangeline Lilly, Tim Curry, Karl Urban, Chuck Norris, Brent Spiner, Jennifer Morrison, Tricia Helfer, Jason David Frank, Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson, Paul Reubens, Gaten Matarazzo, Amy Jo Johnson, John Wesley Shipp, Mark Sheppard, author Brandon Sanderson Artists and Comic Creators Rob Prior, Sal Velluto, Denys Cowan, Joe Corroney and the cast from the hit anime show from Rooster Teeth, RWBY. There will be hundreds of vendors, cosplay, book signings and so much more.