General Information
Status: Existing
Character Affiliations
Media Information
First Appearance: "Action Comics #16"

Metropolis is much more than a bustling urban center. Like many east coast American cities, Metropolis is a melting pot of peoples and cultures from around the world. The city is often referred to as the Big Apricot, and the City of Tomorrow.

The City of TomorrowEdit

It comes as no surprise that Superman chose to make his home here. With a population almost 11 million citizens strong, Metropolis is as big and exciting as any young boy from Smallville, Kansas, could imagine. This city of opportunity gave young Clark Kent his big break as a reporter on the prestigious Daily Planet newspaper. And in those very offices he would find not only lifelong friendship, but true love! Metropolis is a home base for Superman, a home away from home, and it is also a city with its own unique problems. It always needs a helping hand. Both driven by and dependent upon Lex Luthor and LexCorp for its economic well being, Metropolis also faces the constant threat of alien attacks and supervillains. Despite all that, Metropolis is a city in which optimism shines through. It is a city that looks forward, never back.


  • The primary news outlet is the Daily Planet newspaper. New Earth Lana Lang was the business editor for the paper.
  • WGBS is a broadcast network based in Metropolis. Silver Age Clark Kent & Lana Lang are the evening news anchors.
  • WXR was the Metropolis TV station that Lana Lang had initially auditioned for.


  • Hammersmith Tower - Home of New Earth Lana Lang and her niece Supergirl.
  • Daily Planet - The Daily Planet is a daily newspaper of Metropolis.
  • LexCorp - Lex Luther's company. Under the astute - some would say, ruthless - management of its founder, Lex Luthor, LexCorp grew and prospered, absorbing scores of smaller businesses.