Metropolis, Il. (KSDK) -- The hometown of Superman had a less than super turnoutfor its attempt to set a new world record.

Metropolis, Illinois, was attempting to set a record for the most people wearing a Superman costume at the same time. It first set the record in 2008 at its annual Superman Festival.

The latest record of 556 "Supermen" was set at Sears Headquarters in Chicago last week.

Today's record attempt in Metropolis came up well short. WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky, reports only 268 people showed up.