Someone has stolen Superman.

An 8-foot plywood replica of the cartoon hero was taken late Thursday or early Friday from atop the Boise Art Museum.The figure's maker, exhibit preparer Barry Wonenberg, who ran around in a dish-towel cape as a boy, said it took him three days to put his hero together.

Museum officials want Superman back, no questions asked, director Dennis O'Leary said.

All Wonenberg found were footprints and handprints in the snow on the roof and sandbags that had held the figure down.

"The footprints were hilarious," Wonenberg said. "Whoever was taking him fell down; I think maybe they were drunk."

The exhibit, "Superman: Many Lives, Many Worlds," runs until April 9.