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« on: August 14, 2006, 05:36:46 AM »

I finally found where that map of Smallville was---in "New Adventures of Superboy" #22, from 1981. I scanned it in (with some effort---small scanner required scanning it into two parts and putting it back together again). Here it is, albeit auto-shrunken by Flickr (though I have the original easier-to-read original bigger size I can email to whoever wants it):

http://static.flickr.com/61/214734567_f765d63281_b.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 07:05:19 AM »

Thanks Johnny!  I've been curious about this since Kurt Busiek mentioned it in another thread awhile ago.  When I was a kid I loved maps and schematics of my favorite superhero's homes and vehicles.

I wonder if the forest behind the Kent home was know as "Trapdoor Woods" to all of Smallville!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 11:01:02 AM »

Fanstastic! If it's ok with you Johnny Nevada, I would like to use this for the Supermanica so that everyone can enjoy it, I would have do some PS magic to make the file size smaller however.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 01:15:03 PM »

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Fanstastic! If it's ok with you Johnny Nevada, I would like to use this for the Supermanica so that everyone can enjoy it, I would have do some PS magic to make the file size smaller however.


It'd be fine with me... could email to you the original file (that wasn't resized by Flickr) if you want.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 11:40:50 PM »

Sadly, I have the not so super dreaded dial-up  :l:  :gloom:

So that one that you posted would work fine, thanks Smiley S!
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2006, 01:37:57 AM »

Quote from: "TELLE"
Thanks Johnny!  I've been curious about this since Kurt Busiek mentioned it in another thread awhile ago.  When I was a kid I loved maps and schematics of my favorite superhero's homes and vehicles.

I wonder if the forest behind the Kent home was know as "Trapdoor Woods" to all of Smallville!


Not if Superboy wanted the whole flipping world to know about said door (and his secret identity), it wouldn't be called such. ;-)

Some of my observations about the map:

- As I mentioned before, the map shows Gotham City and Metropolis as twin cities---perhaps one possible way of getting around the lack of space on the east coast for accomodating two NYC-sized cities (via treating them like Baltimore and Washington DC, or Newark NJ and New York City)?

- Smallville (and/or the surrounding outlying area)  has a large enough Jewish population to sport a synogogue.

- Smallville apparently has its own TV station? Would think Smallville would get its TV from Metropolis or another nearby bigger city; guess it could just be an independent TV station built by someone who for some reason thought a TV station for Smallville was a good idea (a la the small Indiana city of Lafayette (home of Purdue University) having one broadcast TV station, channel 18, but getting all its other TV from nearby Indianapolis... though its channel 18 is a CBS affiliate). Are there any Superboy stories that feature or mention Smallville's TV station (besides just showing the characters watching TV)?

- Some of the 80's-added Superboy characters (such as Bash's friend Hunk Wales and "Astralad" Joe Silver) have their houses pointed out on the map.

- Smallville apparently doesn't have a seperate junior high school; maybe it's a facility attached to the grade school (as seen in some smaller towns around here), or a throwback to the old days of elementary school going up to 8th grade.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 01:45:54 AM »

Yeah, aside from the Gotham/Metropolis locations (that I hate, LOL... Cool ), I have to admit the synogogue and the TV station jumped out at me...
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 08:12:56 AM »

I can't find a proper bar anywhere on the map. Is Smallville a dry town?
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