Vermont in the Comics

Finally going public with a project a group of friends and I here in VT have been casually working on for a while now: a comprehensive list of appearances of the state of Vermont in comic books.

 

Awesome two-page spread from Batman 237. Admittedly I’m a little distracted by the tight crotch pants. Art by Neal Adams. Whole shebang copyright DC.

 

Sure a whole lot of nerds are hip to the strange significance of Rutland, VT in the DC and Marvel universes, but what about the Skrull cows in Kings Crossing? Daredevil’s jaunt to Fagan Corners? That time the GI Joe team flattened Springfield? What about Concrete’s trip to the Green Mountain State or the all those newlyweds Charlton sent north for skiing vacations? Hell, is the House of Secrets really located in Vermont?

So we’re looking for your help – crowd sourcing, as it were: do you know of any references we’ve missed? If so, drop us a line and we’ll add ’em in!

We’d greatly appreciate it if you can include at least the following bits of info with any submission:

Title

Issue/Volume

Publisher

Any additional info (synopsis, story title, artists/writer, page range, etc.) is terrific – and let me know if you want your initials listed as the “Source.”

 

But Andy, you ask, how is this relevant to ethnography and the comics?

Well if it has to be, lets just say that as an ethnographer of Vermont I’m really interested in seeing how the state has been represented in comic books. That work?

 

Here’s the tally so far:

 

TitleIssue/volumePublisherDateDescription of contentGenreSource
Alien Worlds2Pacific1983"A Mind of Her Own" - girl/woman with psychic powers transports herself via memory to her childhood in Vermont.Sci-fi
Amazing Adventures16/2Marvel1973RutlandSuperhero
Avengers83Marvel1970, DecSuperhero
Avengers93Marvel1971, NovSuperhero
Avengers119Marvel1974, JanuarySuperhero
Avengers166Marvel1977, DecemberSuperhero
Avengers235Marvel1983, SeptSuperhero
Batman237DCRutlandSuperhero
Concrete Full Color Special1Dark Horse"The Damp Descent" - Concrete goes to visit friends living in VT. New story in color reprint volume.Superhero
Daredevil56MarvelKaren Page retuns to Fagen Corners, VTSuperhero
Daredevil57MarvelKaren Page retuns to Fagen Corners, VTSuperhero
DC Super Stars18DCDeadman/Phantom Stranger in VT.SuperheroCO
Defenders10Marvel1973, NovemberSuperhero
Defenders18Marvel1974, DecemberSuperhero
Defenders20Marvel1975, FebruarySuperhero
Defenders21Marvel1975, MarchSuperhero
Defenders100Marvel1981, OctoberSuperhero
Demon1DCSuperhero
Detective Comics349DCSuperhero
Fantastic Four2Marvel1962, JanuaryFirst appearance of the Skrull cows in Kings Crossing VermontSuperhero
Freedom Fighters6DCSuperhero
Freedom Fighters13DCSuperhero
Ghosts95DCHorror
GI Joe10MarvelSpringfield, VTLicensed Property
GI Joe14MarvelSpringfield, VTLicensed Property
GI Joe30MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe31MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe32MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe33MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe34MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe35MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe35MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe38MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe42MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe43MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe46MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe47MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe48MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe48MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe49MarvelBattle of SpringfieldLicensed Property
GI Joe50MarvelBattle of SpringfieldLicensed Property
GI Joe51MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe52MarvelLicensed Property
Human Fly7Marvel1978Superhero
Just Married74CharltonDecember 1970"A Perfect Couple" - skiing vacation in VTRomanceAK
Justice League5DCSuperhero
Justice League6DCSuperhero
Justice League International7DCSuperhero
Justice League of America103DCSuperhero
Justice League of America145DCSuperhero
Justice League of America146DCSuperhero
Justice League of America200DCSuperhero
Love Diary84Charlton"Not Mine Alone" - honeymoon in VT, move there at conclusionRomanceAK
Marvel Feature2Marvel1972Superhero
Marvel Two-in-One7MarvelBarbara Denton / Valkyrie and Thing in VT. "Marvel Two-in-One #7 has the Thing travel to "Cobbler's Roost" Vermont because that's where guest star Valkyrie's human form Barbara Denton came from. http://cyberspacecomics.com/blog/2012/04/guide-to-marvel-two-in-one-7-the-thing-valkyrie/" SuperheroCO
Occult Files of Doctor Spektor18Gold KeyHorror
Sandman14DCVermont referenced in text.Superhero ; HorrorCO
Swamp Thing6DCSuperhero
Sweethearts113CharltonNovember 1970"Not Worth Loving" - skiing vacation in VTRomanceAK
Tales of the Mysterious Traveler6Charlton1957"When Old Doc Died." Reprinted in Fantagraphics Books's Impossible Tales: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 4HorrorCO
Thor206MarvelSuperhero
Thor207MarvelSuperhero
Thor232MarvelSuperhero
Thor236MarvelSuperhero
Thunderbunny5WaRPSuperhero
What If22MarvelRutland referenced in letters pageSuperhero
X-Men54MarvelSuperhero
Romantic Story109Charlton1969, Nov"Rich Little Me" - Sugar Bush referred to repeatedly.Romance

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