Dumb question about DC cities

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  1. Andy C. Repent, Harlequin!

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    I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but I'm running on a 56K modem right now and there's no way I'm going through 100+ pages to find out of it is.

    Anyway, I've been wondering if DC has ever given their trademark fictional cities (Metropolis, Gotham City, etc.) real-world locations. Y'know, like what states are they in, or are there any maps that have been made?

    I'm asking mainly for fanfic purposes, so any info would be a good deal of help.
     
  2. Anubis Sup?

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    Keystone and Central City are in Kansas

    THey recently said that Metropolis is in New York. (Which I don't agree with.) Uh, Saint ROch is in Louisiana. Coast City is in California I think. They've had maps before but they often times become obsolete because some other writer says the city's in some other state. It's like the Simpson's Springfield. You never really know what state they're in. Best to just take a guess. metropolis and Gotham are on the East Coast. As is Opal City. Fawcitt's in the Midwest.
     
  3. Andy C. Repent, Harlequin!

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    Huh....I always figured that Metropolis should be somewhere in the mid-west (like the real Metropolis in Illinois)
     
  4. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    This site isn't the most accurate page in the world (and actually woefuly out of date) but does give you a good idea of city and country locations.
     
  5. Andy C. Repent, Harlequin!

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    Nice find. Thanks!
     
  6. Prognosticator Registered

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    On Smallville, they claim Metropolis is only a 3 hour drive away from SV, but they butcher EVERYTHING so don't take that as face value for anything. Coast City is/was connected a bit to Sub-Diego, formerly San Diego, which was submerged, so its basically a part of that megalopolis that is the westcoast.
     
  7. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    Hasn't Gotham City been confirmed to be in New Jersey?
     
  8. Prognosticator Registered

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    Star City is up in the northwest i believe. Green Arrow fits that area's cultural mentality that's more liberal. plus, he shortly vacated Star City for nearby Seattle so...
     
  9. Prognosticator Registered

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    Oh, and Bludhaven is directly south of Gotham, much like D.C. and Baltimore
     
  10. Elijya Registered

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    only problem with that is Metropolis is a coastal city
     
  11. Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    metropolis is in delaware....sounds odd, i know, but its true.
     
  12. Anubis Sup?

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    They said in OMAC project that Superman was from Metropolis, NY. I know, I thought it should have been in Delaware too. Close to Gotham but certainly not in New York, which already has the NYC. It's canon now at least until somebody changes it.

    Though Gotham in Jersey makes perfect sense. It's considered to be a crap hole city, so why not be in a state that's considered to be a Crap hole as well? Besides, there aren't any really big cities in Jersey besides Newark. So, there's your defining city.
     
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    The thing is I've seen both Metropolis and Gotham depicted as both being in NY, within 40 mins of each other, in addition to the actual NYC.
     
  14. Elijya Registered

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    uh, Atlantic City?

    Also Jersey City is just as big as Newark

    New Jersey is actually the state with the greatest population density
     
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    Don't forget Camden, NJ. The most dangerous city in America...
     
  16. Elijya Registered

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    Camden has less than 100,000 people. Trenton too.
     
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    I know, I live right outside of Camden and not too far from Trenton. I'm just saying that there are a few other cities. Actually, I believe that every county in NJ is considered an urban county, because of how densly populated it is.
     
  18. WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    The thing is, sometimes travel distance isn't always consistant between stories so that kinda complicates things. I mean, fer th' longest I thought Metropolis was in Kansas...which doesn't make much sense since it's a coastal city.
     
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    Metropolis and Gotham being so close doesn't really make that much sense.
    Metropolis always struck me as a west coast city for some reason, even though the weather suggests otherwise.
     
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    what they don't tell you is that Kansas is a coastal state in the DCU
     
  21. Elijya Registered

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    really? I'm in philly. Will you be at Wizard World?
     
  22. ToddIsDead Registered

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    Most likely. I've gone to a few in the past.
     
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    I always understood Metropolis to be in Delaware as well, and for some reason thought Gotham was in Virginia.
     
  24. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I always thought that the Metropolis in the comics should be the real world Meropolis in Illinois. It's just, Luthor was able to use his technology and wealth to build it up from a nothing town into the "city of tomorrow."
     
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    Have you ever been to Metropolis, Illinois? Not even comic book logic could make that into the Metropolis.
     

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