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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006, 11:06:14 AM »

Head to "Dave's Tavern" in the block north of City Hall... Cool
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006, 12:24:21 PM »

Ah, there it is, conveniently located a short walk from St. Ignatius Church!
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006, 08:55:36 PM »

What an awesome find! Thanks, Johnny!

I don't know if the Stationery Store would be the same size as a Theater.

Lo and behold, there is the home of the teacher from Bates's "The Computer That Saved Metropolis!"
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2006, 12:27:37 AM »

You mean all this time Metropolis was in DELAWARE?!?
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2006, 12:55:42 AM »

Notice that there are no chain stores... back then every shop bore the first or last name of the owner... I guess today, there would be one block labeled "Wal-Mart" and that would be it for the stores!

Is it just me or does it seem weird that Gotham City is bigger than Metropolis? What's the point of the name if Metropolis isn't the largest American city?

In fact, I wish they had done a similar map of Metropolis eventually... not every last street, but the major locations, like they would show the highlights on a globe of Krypton.
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2006, 03:03:13 AM »

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Notice that there are no chain stores... back then every shop bore the first or last name of the owner... I guess today, there would be one block labeled "Wal-Mart" and that would be it for the stores!


There are also some railroad tracks, as well, and a bus station.

I wonder...if someone needs to fly into Smallville (excepting Superboy, of course!) would they take a plane to Metropolis Airport and then just drive in to Smallville?

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Is it just me or does it seem weird that Gotham City is bigger than Metropolis? What's the point of the name if Metropolis isn't the largest American city?


My understanding of Metropolis is that it is supposed to be in many ways sort of like many Canadian cities: not as big, but cleaner and more high-tech in many ways. Metropolis is like New York not in terms of size, but on the fact it is on the cutting edge in many fields.

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In fact, I wish they had done a similar map of Metropolis eventually... not every last street, but the major locations, like they would show the highlights on a globe of Krypton.


That would be interesting. The most interesting thing about my entire DELUXE MARVEL UNIVERSE HANDBOOK is the map of Manhattan containing addresses of everyone and where they live in Manhattan. Of course, we know that Dr. Strange lived in Greenwich Villiage (along with his hippie girlfriends), but also it definitively gave locations for places that were rather vague: Sersi's Loft, for instance, is in Soho (along with Alicia Masters's studio), Matt Murdock's townhouse was on the Upper East Side along Lexington Avenue, and the Baxter Building is on the East Side, several blocks north of 42nd Street.
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2006, 05:49:49 AM »

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Notice that there are no chain stores... back then every shop bore the first or last name of the owner... I guess today, there would be one block labeled "Wal-Mart" and that would be it for the stores!


In the very last issues of "New Adventures of Superboy", a Smallville councilman wanted to build Smallville's first shopping mall----which of course would threaten various Smallville businesses, including Pa Kent's store. Several others urged Pa to run for city council, while Pa discovered some underhanded reason for wanting a mall to be built. However, the comic was cancelled before the storyline could be finished...

Would presume a similar storyline today would be Smallville (even the Smallville of teenage Clark's current time-era) trying to fend off a Wal-Mart-type store coming to town, instead. (In real life, various small towns have faced Wal-Mart coming along to blow away the various Kent General Stores...).

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I wonder...if someone needs to fly into Smallville (excepting Superboy, of course!) would they take a plane to Metropolis Airport and then just drive in to Smallville? <<

One 80's Superboy comic I have has the Kents driving into Metropolis to fly to Coast City (to visit relatives there) from Metropolis Airport, so for big trips to/from other parts of the country, looks like they'd have to head into Metropolis and head to Smallville from there.

Other comics I've seen suggests Smallville should have a very small airport or landing strip somewhere for small personal aircraft (biplanes, Cessnas, etc.), if the early 60's Jimmy Olsen-meets-Superboy story means anything.

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Is it just me or does it seem weird that Gotham City is bigger than Metropolis? What's the point of the name if Metropolis isn't the largest American city?
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I thought that weird too.... I'll chalk it up to artistic error and/or the extra area actually being Gotham City suburbs... ;-)
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