Metropolis (comics)

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Metropolis is a fictional city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Superman.wikipedia
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Gotham City

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1939), Metropolis is depicted as a prosperous and massive city in the Northeastern United States, in close proximity to Gotham City.
Gotham City is the home of Batman, just as Metropolis is home to Superman, and the two heroes often work together in both cities.

Daily Planet

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In that issue, Clark Kent (Superman) sends a telegram to George Taylor, the editor of the Daily Star (the antecedent to the Daily Planet), addressed to "Metropolis, N.Y."
The newspaper is based in the fictional city of Metropolis, and employs Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen, with Perry White as its editor-in-chief.

Superman

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Metropolis is a fictional city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Superman.
Clark Kent resides in the fictional American city of Metropolis, where he works as a journalist for the Daily Planet.

Star City (comics)

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That same column stated that Green Arrow's home, Star City, was in Connecticut, Flash's Central City was in Ohio, and Hawkman's Midway City was in Michigan.
Before moving on to service in first Metropolis and later Gotham City, Maggie Sawyer began her career as a police officer in Star City.

Daily Star (DC Comics)

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Shuster was quoted as having modeled his Metropolis cityscape on that of his hometown, Toronto, and in the early versions of Superman, Clark Kent worked for a newspaper called the Daily Star, modeled after the real-life Toronto Star.
The Daily Star was based in Metropolis and employed Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen; its chief editor is George Taylor both in the Golden Age stories and The New 52 relaunch comics.

Smallville (comics)

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In the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths comics, Smallville was often shown as being within driving distance of Metropolis, although with no definitive location.
Earliest stories would either show Clark's hometown as unnamed or even as Metropolis.

Central City (DC Comics)

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That same column stated that Green Arrow's home, Star City, was in Connecticut, Flash's Central City was in Ohio, and Hawkman's Midway City was in Michigan.
Central City's location has been vaguely defined over the years, similar to DC's other fictional cities such as Gotham City and Metropolis.

DC Universe

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Within the DC Universe, Metropolis is depicted as being one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world, having a population of 11 million citizens.
Though stories are often set in the United States of America, they are as often as not set in fictional cities, such as Gotham City or Metropolis.

George Taylor (DC Comics)

George Taylor
In that issue, Clark Kent (Superman) sends a telegram to George Taylor, the editor of the Daily Star (the antecedent to the Daily Planet), addressed to "Metropolis, N.Y."
He is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Star.

Doomsday (DC Comics)

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The 1992 "Death of Superman" storyline depicts Doomsday on a path from Ohio through the state of New York, ending in Metropolis, and the 2005 comic Countdown to Infinite Crisis also places Metropolis in the state of New York.
During his rampage, Doomsday's interest was captured by billboards and television spots advertising violent wrestling competitions held in Metropolis, which appealed to his blood lust and thus enticed the otherwise mindless creature to head towards the city.

List of locations of the DC Universe

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A map of the United States in the Secret Files & Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2000 depicts Metropolis and Gotham City (alongside Blüdhaven) as being somewhere in the tri-state area.

The Death of Superman

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The 1992 "Death of Superman" storyline depicts Doomsday on a path from Ohio through the state of New York, ending in Metropolis, and the 2005 comic Countdown to Infinite Crisis also places Metropolis in the state of New York.
Jurgens created the concepts of a monster tearing apart Metropolis and an issue dedicated to a single fight sometime before "The Death of Superman"; the teams combined these when developing the story.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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In the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zach Snyder confirmed that Metropolis and Gotham City would be portrayed as geographically situated right next to each other, on the opposite sides of a bay, similar to Jersey City and Manhattan.
Eighteen months after the battle between Superman and General Zod in Metropolis, Superman has become a controversial figure.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

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In the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, when Lois finds out about Superman's secret identity and yells at Clark about how he's been hiding his secretly being Superman, he responds, "A little louder, Lois. I don't think they could hear you in Gotham City."
The series opens twenty-seven years later, on the day Clark moves to Metropolis after leaving his position as a newspaper editor of Smallville Press and interviews for a job at the Daily Planet under editor Perry White (Lane Smith).

Lois Lane

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In 1990s and 2000s stories, the married Clark Kent and Lois Lane live in an apartment in New Troy, at 1938 Sullivan Lane, which is a tribute to the year Superman first appeared.
Lois is an award-winning journalist for the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet and the primary love interest of the superhero Superman and his alter-ego, Clark Kent.

The Amazing World of DC Comics

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An earlier issue of DC's fanzine Amazing World of DC Comics, however, stated that Metropolis was located in Delaware, while Gotham was placed in New Jersey.
(The same map placed Metropolis and Gotham City on the east and west sides of the bay — thus placing Gotham in New Jersey.)

Adventures of Superman (TV series)

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Bessolo Boulevard's name is derived from Adventures of Superman lead actor George Reeves' legal name before entering films.
Superman battles crooks, gangsters, and other villains in the fictional city of Metropolis while masquerading "off duty" as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent.

Suicide Slum

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In northwestern New Troy is the impoverished and crime-infested neighborhood of Suicide Slum, best known for the 1940s adventures of the Guardian and his street urchin companions the Newsboy Legion.
It was later placed in Superman's city, Metropolis, when the Newsboy Legion was reintroduced.

Superboy (Kon-El)

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A statue of Superboy Conner Kent was built next to it after the events of Infinite Crisis.
When Superboy arrived in Metropolis, he used the name "Superman".

Guardian (DC Comics)

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In northwestern New Troy is the impoverished and crime-infested neighborhood of Suicide Slum, best known for the 1940s adventures of the Guardian and his street urchin companions the Newsboy Legion.
Jim Harper is a police officer in Metropolis' Suicide Slum who became a vigilante to catch crooks that the law could not prosecute, describing himself as guarding society from criminals.

Lex Luthor

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LexCorp, founded by Lex Luthor, endeavors into all aspects of technology, communication, medical science, technical science, architectural engineering, future technology, and more.
In contemporary stories, Lex is portrayed as a wealthy, power-mad American business magnate, ingenious engineer, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world.

Composite Superman

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The Museum's exhibits were responsible for the origin of the Composite Superman.
In an attempt to draw publicity to himself, Meach set up a water tank on a sidewalk in Metropolis and dove off a building.

Black Lightning

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Members of the criminal organization the 100 at one point secretly used the Superman Museum as their base of operations, which was discovered by the superhero Black Lightning and his nemesis the Whale.
Born Jefferson Pierce, Black Lightning is originally depicted as a schoolteacher from the crime-ridden Suicide Slum area of Metropolis who acquires electrical superpowers from a technologically advanced power belt that he puts to use to clean up crime in his neighborhood.

Steel (John Henry Irons)

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Steelworks is the laboratory of Dr. John Henry Irons and in post-Crisis, it came to rival LexCorp as its reach expanded into many different industries.
As the company would have coerced him to retain his services, John faked his death, and eventually came to Metropolis.

Stryker's Island

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Stryker's Island Penitentiary (based on New York's Riker's Island) is the name of Metropolis' largest prison facility, as well as the name of the island on which it sits; it is located in Metropolis' West River south of New Troy (the real-life Riker's Island sits in the East River, connected by a foot and vehicle bridge to the nearby borough of Queens, although the island itself and its jail complex are technically and officially part of The Bronx).
Stryker's Island is a maximum security federal prison that serves the city of Metropolis.