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devon island

from army shanks, far arden, kevin cannon posted in comic books by pete_nice

Much of the action that takes place in the slightly-in-the-future Arctic pirate adventure graphic novel Far Arden happens on and around Devon Island, although these days it's considered the largest uninhabited island in the world.

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wright-patterson air force base

from safe area goražde, joe sacco posted in comic books by pete_nice

At several points during Joe Sacco's "cartoon journalism" graphic novel, Safe Area Goražde, he references the ongoing Dayton Accords that war-weary Bosnians watched on TV.

The Dayton Accords (or the Dayton Agreements) were negotiations held between the various actors of the 3.5 year war in the Balkans. The meetings were held at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, and the signatories included:

Slobodan Milošević
Alija Izetbegović
Franjo Tuđman
Bill Clinton
Jacques Chirac
John Major
Helmut Kohl
Viktor Chernomyrdin

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dewitt clinton high school

from stan lee, will eisner posted in comic books by pete_nice

Established in 1897, the Governors (school mascot) have produced a number of notable alumni.

Specific to the comic book world, Stan Lee (class of 1939- Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, father of Marvel Comics), Will Eisner (class of 1936- The Spirit, father of the modern graphic novel format) and Bill Finger and Bob Kane (class of 1933- creators of Batman) all graduated from Dewitt Clinton.

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jay and silent bob’s secret stash

from kevin smith posted in comic books by pete_nice

Also known as The Stash, this comic book and novelty shop is owned by filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith. Opened at the current location in March of 1999, the store's interior was designed by a film production designer and features many props and nostalgia from Kevin Smith movies.

The shop often appears in Smith's films, such as Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and is the location for the TV reality show Comic Book Men.

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xavier’s school for gifted youngsters

from x-men posted in comic books by pete_nice

This address is the fictional location of the X-Mansion (a.k.a Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters).

Originally in the Xavier family for 10 generations, Prof. Charles Xavier opened it as a school/training facility for mutants. The X-Mansion has taken on several different names and roles throughout the years, but the tenants are usually mutants doing mutant stuff.

Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, The X-Mansion first appeared with the X-Men in X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963).

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