List of fictional towns in comics

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This is a list of fictional towns and villages in comics.

Name Debut Creator(s) Publisher Notes
Argo City Action Comics #252 (May 1959) DC Comics Fictional Kryptonian city in the DC Comics Universe, and the birthplace of Supergirl.
Astro City Astro City #1 (August 1995) Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson Image Comics; later Homage Comics and Vertigo Comics Fictional American city that is the setting of the ongoing superhero series Astro City.
Blue Valley The Flash #110 (December 1959) (first mentioned) John Broome and Carmine Infantino DC Comics Fictional American city that is the hometown of Kid Flash, sidekick to the superhero the Flash.
Blüdhaven Nightwing (vol. 2) #1 (October 1996). Chuck Dixon and Scott McDaniel DC Comics Fictional American city that is the home of Nightwing.
Champignac Spirou et Fantasio André Franquin / Home town of Spirou and Fantasio. It is well known for its mayor and local count, who is also a mad scientist. [1]
Citrusville Adventure into Fear #11 (December 1972) Steve Gerber Marvel Comics Fictional American town located in Cypress County, Florida; the location of the Nexus of Realities and its guardian, the Man-Thing.[2]
The City Transmetropolitan #1 Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson DC Comics fictional megacity which forms the main setting for the Vertigo comic Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. Located somewhere in the United States, the City is the largest metropolitan area in the futuristic world of the series (an exact date is never given), and the center of political and social culture.
Central City (DC Comics) Showcase #4 (September–October 1956). Robert Kanigher, John Broome, and Carmine Infantino DC Comics Fictional American city that is the home of the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen.
Coast City Showcase #22 (September–October 1959) John Broome and Gil Kane DC Comics Fictional Californian city and home of the Silver Age version of the superhero Green Lantern, Hal Jordan.
Dingburg 2007 Bill Griffith Zippy the Pinhead Hometown of Zippy the Pinhead, located seventeen miles west of Baltimore, Maryland.
Doomstadt Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #5 (1962) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Marvel Comics Doomstadt is a capital city of a fictional country, Latveria, in the Marvel Comics Universe. Its original name was Hassenstadt before Doctor Doom became dictator of the country. Doomstadt had also appeared in the film adaptation of the Fantastic four comics, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but the name was just Hassenstadt.
Duckburg Donald Duck Carl Barks Disney comics Home town of Donald Duck. [3]
Fawcett City The Power of Shazam! (1994) Jerry Ordway DC Comics Fictional American city that served as the home base of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family during the 1990s and 2000s.
Fuxholzen Fix und Foxi (1961) Rolf Kauka Rolf Kauka Comics The home village of all of Kauka's characters. [4]
Gooseville Donald Duck Carl Barks Disney comics The rival town of Duckburg. [5]
Gotham City Batman #4 (Winter 1940) Bill Finger, Bob Kane DC Comics Fictional American city that is the home of Batman, and the principal setting for all Batman comics, films, and other adaptations. Generally portrayed as a dark, crime-ridden locale, writer/artist Frank Miller (comics) has described Gotham City as New York City at night. It was originally strongly inspired by Trenton, Ontario's history, location, atmosphere, and various architectural styles, and has since incorporated elements from New York City, Detroit, Pittsburgh, London and Chicago. Anton Furst's designs of Gotham City for Tim Burton's Batman (1989) have been influential on subsequent portrayals: he set out to "make Gotham City the ugliest and bleakest metropolis imaginable."[6] Gotham City was also the home of DC's Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott. All-American Comics #16, 1940
Hootin' Holler Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Billy DeBeck / Hootin' Holler is the home town of Snuffy Smith and his friends and relatives. [7]
Hub City Blue Beetle #1 (June 1967) Steve Ditko Charlton Comics; later DC Comics Hub City is the birthplace of controversial investigative reporter, Victor Sage – also known as the Question in the DC Universe.
Junktown Bucky Bug Al Taliaferro Disney comics Home town of Bucky Bug. [8]
Kandor Action Comics #242 (July 1958) Otto Binder and Al Plastino DC Comics Fictional city in the DC Universe and the first capital of the fictional planet Krypton (before it and its inhabitants were shrunk down and placed in a bottle by the humanoid computer named Brainiac) in the DC Universe.
Keystone City Flash Comics #1 (January 1940) DC Comics Fictional city in the DC Comics Universe. Specifically, it is the home of both the original Flash, Jay Garrick, and the third Flash, Wally West. Keystone City first appeared in the 1940s in the original Flash Comics series. Within the comics, Keystone has been described as being "the blue collar capital of the United States" and a center of industry.[9]
Klow The Adventures of Tintin Hergé Fictional capital city of the fictional Kingdom of Syldavia, the home of King Muskar XII and his court in King Ottokar's Sceptre. Its former name was Zileheroum.
Kryptonopolis Action Comics #242 (July 1958) DC Comics Fictional city in the DC Universe. Located on the planet Krypton, it is the second capital of Krypton and the birthplace of Superman.
Madripoor New Mutants #32 (October 1985) Chris Claremont and Steve Leialoha Marvel Comics Fictional principal city of a small southeast Asian country of the same name, similar to Singapore. It has an extreme divide between the wealthy and poor, and an extensive criminal underworld.
Maulwurfshausen Fix und Foxi Rolf Kauka Rolf Kauka Comics The home village of Pauli the mole. [4]
Mega-City One 2000 AD #2 (March 5, 1977) John Wagner A huge fictional city-state covering much of what is now the Eastern United States in the Judge Dredd comic book series. The exact boundaries of the city depend on which artist has drawn the story. The city seems to have grown outward from the present-day Northeast megalopolis, extending to the Atlanta metropolitan area southwards, and the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor northwards.
Metropolis Action Comics #16 (September 1939) DC Comics A fictional American city that is the home of Superman, and along with Smallville, one of the principal settings for all Superman comics, films, and other adaptations.
Midway City The Brave and the Bold #34 (February–March 1961) Gardner Fox, Joe Kubert DC Comics Fictional Midwestern city based loosely on the real world city of Chicago, Illinois and once home of the Silver Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
Moucheron Prudence Petitpas Maurice Maréchal / The home village of Prudence. [10]
Mouseton (sometimes named Mouseville) Mickey Mouse Floyd Gottfredson Disney comics The home town of Mickey Mouse. [11]
Puddington Clifton Raymond Macherot / The home town of Colonel Clifton. [12]
Rajevols Les Petits Hommes Pierre Seron / The home miniature village of the little men who are the protagonists. [13]
Rajnagar - - Raj Comics Fictional city usually appearing in the comic book published by Raj Comics.
Riverdale Bob Montana Archie Comics A fictional American town that is the principal setting for the various Archie Comics titles and characters.
Rommeldam Tom Poes Marten Toonder / The home village of Tom Poes, Olivier B. Bommel and all other characters. [14]
Savage Land X-Men #10 (March 1965) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Marvel Comics The Savage Land is a hidden fictional prehistoric land within the Marvel Comics Universe. It is a tropical preserve hidden in Antarctica.
Smallville Superboy #2 (May 1949) DC Comics A fictional town in the American Midwest (often placed in Kansas) that is the hometown of Superman, where he landed on earth as an infant and was raised under an ordinary human identity in a small, idyllic farming community. Comics and adapted media that portray Superman's origin typically show his growing up in Smallville (such as Superman (1978)), and the adult Superman also returns to visit. Smallville debuted in comics as the setting for Superboy (originally the identity of Superman as a youth, later made into a separate character) but was first mentioned in The Adventures of Superman radio show. The television series Smallville broadcast from 2001 to 2011.
Star City Green Arrow (vol. 3) #60 (May 2006) DC Comics Star City, called Starling City in the TV series Arrow, is a fictional city that appears in stories published by DC Comics, best known as the traditional home of the superheroes known by, or affiliated with, the shared alias of Green Arrow. Beyond that, it is also known to other characters of the DC Universe as both a port city and a haven for artists in many of the media, from print to audio-visual to music.
Symkaria The Amazing Spider-Man #265 Tom DeFalco Marvel Comics Symkaria is a fictional Eastern European country in the Marvel Universe. It is one of several fictional countries in Eastern Europe created by Marvel Comics. The fictional country is mostly known as being the home of Silver Sable and the Wild Pack team, though it is used throughout the Marvel Universe. The country has appeared in issues of Silver Sable, Silver Sable and the Wild Pack, The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, Citizen V and the V-Battalion, and other comics published by Marvel Comics.
Szohôd The Adventures of Tintin Hergé Fictional capital city of the fictional State of Borduria in The Calculus Affair, the home of Colonel Sponsz and the country's fascist military dictator, Marshal Kûrvi-Tasch.
Tollembeek Urbanus Willy Linthout / While a real-life Tollembeek exists and is the actual birth city of the comedian Urbanus on whom the comic strip was based, the way it is depicted in the series is completely fictional. [15]
Vinkelboda Kronblom Elov Persson / Vinkelboda is the home town of Kronblom and his wife Malin. It is a quiet country village in Sweden. [16]
Vivejoie-La-Grande Benoît Brisefer Peyo / The home village of Benoît. [17]
Zonnedorp Jommeke Jef Nys / The home village of Jommeke and his friends. [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/franquin_andre.htm
  2. ^ Adventure into Fear #11 (December 1972)
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/barks.htm
  4. ^ a b "Rolf Kauka". lambiek.net.
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/barks.htm
  6. ^ Anton Furst, Derek Meddings, Visualizing Gotham: The Production Design of Batman, 2005, Warner Home Video.
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/debeck_b.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/taliaferro.htm
  9. ^ Countdown to Infinite Crisis #43
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marechal.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gottfredson_floyd.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/macherot.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/seron_pierre.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/toonder.htm
  15. ^ "Willy Linthout". lambiek.net.
  16. ^ "Elov Persson". lambiek.net.
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/peyo.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nijs.htm