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Smallville is a fictional town in the United States which Superboy protects and where most of his crime-fighting adventures take place. It is also the town in which the young Clark Kent grows up before moving to Metropolis to begin his career as Superman. The town first appeared as "Smallville, USA" in Superboy (volume 1) #2 (1949). The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Superboy is the name of several DC Comics superheroes, all of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Superman and his secret identity Clark Kent being portrayed as distinct individuals. ... Metropolis is a fictional city that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and is the home of Superman. ... Superman is a fictional character and the staple superhero of DC Comics. ...

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The town

A billboard of Superboy, greeting drivers entering and exiting Smallville. From New Adventures of Superboy #16 (April 1981). Art by Kurt Schaffenberger.
A billboard of Superboy, greeting drivers entering and exiting Smallville. From New Adventures of Superboy #16 (April 1981). Art by Kurt Schaffenberger.

Smallville is usually portrayed as an idyllic small American town, with an atmosphere resembling the settings of the paintings of Norman Rockwell. Its residents are generally very friendly, although for a relatively minor civic center its crime rate is unusually high. Image File history File links Superboy_billboard. ... Image File history File links Superboy_billboard. ... Advertising an Iranian beverage on a billboard along the Hemmat Highway in Tehran A billboard or hoarding is a large outdoor signboard, usually wooden, found in places with high traffic such as cities, roads, motorways and highways. ... Superboy is the name of several DC Comics superheroes, all of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Kurt Schaffenberger (December 15, 1920-January 24, 2002) was an American comic book artist. ... An idyll is a short poem, descriptive of rustic life, written in the style of Theocrituss short pastoral poems, the Idylls. ... Norman Rockwell Norman Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was an early 20th century American painter. ...


Noted residents of Smallville include the Kent family (Jonathan and Martha Kent, or Ma and Pa Kent as they were often called, and their foster son Clark Kent), Lana Lang, Pete Ross, and Smallville police chief Parker. In the original Superboy comics, other noted residents included Professor Phineas Potter (Lana's uncle) and a younger version of Lex Luthor. The late Conner Kent, the third Superboy, lived in Smallville with Ma and Pa Kent, though he didn't quite enjoy it. Jonathan Kent, also known as Pa Kent, is a fictional character published by DC Comics. ... Martha Kent, née Martha Clark, also known as Ma Kent, is a fictional character published by DC Comics. ... Foster may refer to: // People See Mark Foster (surname) Fictional characters Foster, Ellen Foster, Robert (protagonist in the adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky) Places Foster, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA Foster, Missouri, USA Foster, Nebraska, USA Foster, New South Wales, Australia Foster, Rhode Island, USA Foster, Victoria, Australia Other uses... Superman and his secret identity Clark Kent being portrayed as distinct individuals. ... Lana Lang is a supporting character in DC Comics Superman series. ... Pete Ross is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comic books published by DC Comics. ... Professor Phineas Potter is a fictional character who appeared in various Superman and Superboy stories published by DC Comics. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and archenemy of Superman. ... Superboy is the name of several DC Comics superheroes, all of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ...


Smallville's economy seems mostly to consist of various locally owned businesses, along with various farms surrounding the town, including the Kent family farm. In the original Superboy comics, the Kent family sold their farm when Clark started school and opened a general store in town; the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths comics, where Clark never had a Superboy career, show the Kents as still residing on their farm when Clark is an adult. A general store is usually a retailer located in a small town or in a rural area with a broad selection of merchandise crammed into a relatively small space. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a twelve-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ...


Clark, Pete, and Lana attended Smallville's only high school, Smallville High School. High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


In terms of media, Smallville has had several newspapers mentioned over the years, including the Smallville Sentinel and Smallville Times-Reader. Smallville receives its television and radio broadcasts from a larger nearby city.


In the original Superboy comics, a billboard outside of Smallville greets those driving into and out of town; the billboard features a picture of Superboy waving, with words next to it reading: "Welcome to Smallville, Home of Superboy." Advertising an Iranian beverage on a billboard along the Hemmat Highway in Tehran A billboard or hoarding is a large outdoor signboard, usually wooden, found in places with high traffic such as cities, roads, motorways and highways. ...


Location

The actual location of Smallville, like those of other fictional DC Universe cities, originally was never specifically stated in the comics. Smallville's location varied widely throughout many stories, many of which placed Smallville close to Metropolis and Midvale, home of Supergirl. All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (notable for featuring the wedding of Legion of Super-Heroes members Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl and published in 1978) calls Smallville "a quiet town, nestled in the hills just inland from the eastern seaboard." In Amazing World of DC Comics #14 (1977), a magazine with articles on DC Comics characters and series, Smallville was stated to be in Maryland. The Maryland location was supported in the actual comics with a map of Smallville and the surrounding area that was published in New Adventures of Superboy #22 (October 1981), which situated Smallville a few miles west of a large bay very similar to Delaware Bay (the same map placed Metropolis and Gotham City on the east and west sides of the bay, respectively). Smallville was first placed in Kansas in the 1970s and 1980s Superman movies, although in the first one actual filming of the Kent family's farmland was done in Alberta. Superman writer Elliot S! Maggin incorporated the Kansas location into the DC Universe in his 1981 Superman novel, Miracle Monday. Comic writer and artist John Byrne also placed Smallville in Kansas in his 1986 rewrite of Superman's origin. The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ... Metropolis is a fictional city that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and is the home of Superman. ... Various incarnations of Supergirl: Original Kara Zor-El, Matrix, Kara in the 70s, Modern Kara, Linda Danvers, Power Girl, and Kara from Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... The Legion of Super-Heroes is a DC Comics superhero team. ... Lightning Lad, or Live Wire, (Garth Ranzz of the planet Winath) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ... Gotham Citys skyline, as it appears in the 1989 Batman movie. ... Official language(s) English Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Flower Wild rose Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19... Elliot S! Maggin is an American writer. ... Miracle Monday is a novel written by Elliot S! Maggin and based on the DC Comics character Superman. ... John Byrne. ...


In issue #13 of the Superman/Batman series (2004), Smallville is mentioned as being adjacent to the (equally fictional) town of Granville, Kansas. The name Granville comes from the 2000s television series Smallville; Smallville is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, which was called Granville until it was renamed in 1886, and Granville Street (a major arterial road in the city) as well as Granville Island (a small, man-made island and tourist attraction) still retain the name. Cover to the first part of the Absolute Power arc, by Carlos Pacheco. ... Smallville is an American television series that debuted in 2001 on the WB Television Network. ... Vancouver (pronounced ) is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Granville Island in 2005. ...


In two Season One episodes, the zip code for Smallville, Kansas was revealed to be 66684 and 66645.


Other uses

"Smallville, USA" is also a generic term to describe a relatively small American town.


Also the nickname given to Clark Kent by Lois Lane.


External links

  • Supermanica wiki's entry on Smallville
  • Smallville en espaƱol

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