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Newport News, Virginia, in New Teen Titans

posted Jul 31, 2020, 3:50 PM by Vu Sleeper
From Vu

NEW TEEN TITANS #38 (Jan 1984)
DC Comics
Trivia: Did you know Donna Troy's hometown, Newport News, Virginia, is based on a real city? First appeared in NTT#38

George updated (and re-used) the city in 1988.

Images from:
NEW TEEN TITANS #38 (Jan 1984)
NEW TITANS #50 (Dec 1988)
NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES (Sep 2011) - Timeline from 1988

According to a local (see link), he/she testified, "This odd little shape... which locals would know is the Waterworks tower by the shipyard...which firmly places the neighborhood in downtown Newport News. Just a couple of lines, way in the background...and he places this scene for locals without distracting the story."