W.H.D. Koerner Gallery Sponsor

Citizens First Bank is happy to be the Gallery Sponsor for Hugo Hercules illustrations by W.H.D. Koerner, whose ties to Clinton have recently been noted by his induction to the Clinton County Hometown Pride Walk of Fame.

“In 1902, long before the golden age of comic books, Chicago Tribune readers were introduced to a colorful character who had super-human strength and the heart of a hero. Little did anyone know, he was just the first of his kind.”  http://www.wonderalliance.com/hugo-he…

Amazing work and talent right here in river city. Thank you, Clinton Community College and our fellow sponsors for screening the documentary film by Martina Fluck about Koerner’s life and work.



Martina Fluck and Citizens First Bank at the gallery reception for “Hugo Hercules and the Wild West”


Film Title: Hugo Hercules & The Wild West

Documentary Film Preview:



W.H.D. Koerner segment for German TV

The report below, which could interest many people, was not shared on public television. It was even taken from the news program “Schleswig Holstein-Magazin” published on the Internet on April 8th. Cut out in 2018.

Martina’s documentary film hopes to shine a fresh light on the individual that created the first-ever superhero: W.H.D. Koerner.


Pro-tip: To watch the video in English, turn “ON” Closed Captions, and select English language in settings.