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metropolis, illinois

from superman posted in comic books by nevereatshreddedwheat

Metropolis, Illinois doesn't really have anything to do with the Superman canon. This town of less than 7,000 people shares the same name with what was a stand-in for New York in the comic books. For that reason it was declared the "Hometown of Superman" by DC Comics in the 1972. Apparently, in the '70s, Metropolis had plans to build an "Amazing World of Superman" theme park, but that decade's malaise must have forced them to reconsider.

Every summer the city holds a Superman Celebration, and don't miss (how could you) the 15-foot tall, bronze Superman statue in Superman Square.

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dark horse comics

from dark horse comics posted in comic books by crabapple

Darkhorse Comics is the third largest comic book publisher in the United States.

Started in 1986, the company went on to be involved in the production of the following comics: Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Predator, Mass Effect, Conan, and Who Wants to be a Superhero?

Dark Horse also publishes creator owned comics such as Frank Miller's Sin City and 300, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, Gerard Way's Umbrella Academy, and Michael Chabon's The Escapist.

Synonymous with edgy work and creator-controlled content, Dark Horse is known to throw the smack down.

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baxter building

from fantastic four posted in comic books by prof_improbable

First appearing in Fantastic Four #3, the Baxter Building is the fictional headquarters of the Fantastic Four.

If you see Dr. Doom skulking about, tell him, "It's clobberin' time."

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