USA (possibly Kansas)
First Appearance
Action Comics (vol. 1) #16 (September, 1939)
Notable Residents
Superman, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen
Points of Interest
The Daily Planet, S.T.A.R. Labs

Metropolis is a city in the DC Universe and is most notably the home of Superman.


Founding and GrowthEdit

The land that would become Metropolis was originally occupied by the Algonquin Native American tribe and would be known to European settlers when Italian navigator/explorer Vincenzo Gnanatti found the area in 1542 while in the employ of the Netherlands. Dutch settler Paul De Vries established the first settlement in 1634, called De Vries Village which would become the "Old City" in the Queensland Park area of Metropolis today. During the 17th and 18th Centuries, De Vries Village became a prospering seaport and during the Revolutionary War it became an important strategic location for General George Washington.

In 1775, the city became home to a number of publishing houses and most memorably began the publication of the Daily Planet. During an attack during the revolutionary war (known as the Devil's Winter Seige), the city was defended by the soldier known as Tomahawk and his army, with Dan Hunter often noted for his bravery in this battle. Out of respect, Dan Hunter was honored for his heroism by renaming the settlement Fort Hunter, which later transitioned into Hunterville and later still Hunter City.

In 1783, Hunter City opened the First Metropolitan Bank, which remains open to this day (though corporate headquarters are now located in New Troy).

In 1847, Hob's Bay, one of Hunter City's boroughs, had become a bustling merchant centre.

References in Other MediaEdit

References in Real LifeEdit

There is literally a town named Metropolis in Illinois, United States. The town features several points of interested centered around the character of Superman.

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