Tag Archives: Ivy University

Small Fortune


When we last left Ivytown, the comic book city purportedly inspired by New Haven, we had just read Showcase #34, the anthology where it debuted in 1961. We saw Ivy University physicist Ray Palmer harness the power of …

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Minor Spoilers


Gardner Fox, the first writer of The Atom comics, didn’t put a ton of thought into naming the shops, the institutions or even the city he was inventing. The latter he dubbed Ivytown, soon changed to Ivy Town, whose downtown …

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Comic Effect


Comic book titles gravitate toward big cities even when they’re being coy about it. Superman’s Metropolis is an optimist’s New York. Batman’s Gotham is a cynic’s. Iron Man and the rest of the Marvel crew just call it New York. …

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