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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Fact: Batman Is From New Jersey

According to Buzzfeed, “The 1990 edition of ‘The Atlas Of The DC Universe’ puts Gotham City on the north side of the Delaware River,” but apparently it’s been canon for even longer. As I Jersey girl, all I can say is, “WHOOOOOPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” Also, this.

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  • The Man in Black

    I suppose this happens because DC had to go and make NYC a major location. I’m shocked about comments relating to Metropolis being on the East Coast, though.

  • Heather

    That means Batwoman can’t legally get married though. :( Young Justice’s map put it somewhere in CT, where she could.

  • Anonymous

    Does that mean we now have to call it Brotham City?

  • ACF

    I’m sure Kate Bishop will be happy to hear this.

  • ACF

    I’m sure Kate Bishop will be happy to hear this.

  • Michael Fitz-Gibbon

    No wonder Gotham is such a sh**hole.

  • Travis Kyle Fischer

    Gotham City is Chicago if Chicago were a coastal city and Metropolis is a coastal city within driving distance of Kansas.

  • Joseph Finn

    I have this book. It’s a sourcebook for the old DC Heroes role playing game. Even better, it has Metropolis just down the road in southern Delaware. DELAWARE.

    (Fun book though, especially for reflecting the state of DC coming out of the 1980s.)

  • Captain ZADL

    I want a Batman / Jersey Shore crosssover now. And he beats up the Jersey Shore people and puts them in Arkham. Where they get killed by the Joker, or something.

  • Brian

    Smallville was originally in Maryland, though.