Over the years, DC Comics has published some stories showing how Clark Kent moved from his childhood hometown of Smallville to the big city of Metropolis. But why did Clark choose Metropolis? Why not Chicago, or Gotham City, or Kansas City, for that matter? Granted, with Clark’s super-speed, he could work in Sydney, Australia if … Read moreWhy did Clark Kent move from Smallville to Metropolis?
For their entire history, Superman’s hometown of Metropolis and Batman’s hometown of Gotham City have had no official state. Unlike the Simpsons’ Springfield, however, the two cities have had several states associated with them over the years in comics. In this post, I’ll discuss both cities’ fictional locations. East coast influences Both cities are usually shown as … Read moreGotham City in New Jersey? Metropolis in Delaware?