Batman Superheroes Rutland Halloween Parade
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:


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.”

Vermont in the Comics

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
Avengers227Marvel1982"Testing ...1 ...2...3!" Wingless Wizard is referenced as being in prison in "Upstate Vermont."SuperheroCO
Avengers235Marvel1983, SeptSuperhero
Batman237DC"Night of the Reaper" RutlandSuperhero
Batman337DCJuly 1981Stowe mentioned.SuperheroCO
Carvel Comics2Carvel Corporation1974Captain Carvel and his Carvel Crusaders travel to Vermont in search of the Ice Cream Hater.Superhero, PromotionalAK
Combat2Dell1961"Pearl Harbor." Vermont referenced in text, "In Vermont maple syrup was being poured on pancakes". Reprinted in Combat 28.WarAK
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
Electra Lives AgainEpic1990Mentions a potential visit to a lodge in Vermont.Superhero
Fantastic Four2Marvel1962, JanuaryFirst appearance of the Skrull cows in Kings Crossing VermontSuperhero
Fantastic Four Annual17Marvel1983, SeptemberFantastic Four return to Kings Crossing, VT.Superhero
Forbidden Worlds131ACG1965, October"Two Weeks With Pay." Mr. Hobbs vacations on a farm in Vermont.Science Fiction
Freedom Fighters6DCSuperhero
Freedom Fighters13DCSuperhero
Ghost Manor65Charlton1982, October"Class Reunion" by Joe Gill (as "Tom Tuna") and Steve Ditko. Reprint from Ghostly Haunts (Charlton) 48.HorrorAK
Ghostly Haunts48Charlton1976, February"Class Reunion" by Joe Gill (as "Tom Tuna") and Steve Ditko. Reprinted in Ghost Manor (Charlton) 65HorrorAK
Ghostly Weird Stories121Star Publications1953"Terrible Encounter" by Jay Disbrow. Jim Stanford inherits an estate in "Upper Vermont"HorrorAK
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 Joe38MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe42MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe43MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe46MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe47MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe48MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe49MarvelBattle of SpringfieldLicensed Property
GI Joe50MarvelBattle of SpringfieldLicensed Property
GI Joe51MarvelLicensed Property
GI Joe52MarvelLicensed Property
Human Fly7Marvel1978Superhero
Jason v.s. Leatherface3Topps1996Billboard displays, "When Vacationing in Vermont — visit Camp Crystal Lake" Licensed PropertyP2P
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." SuperheroCO
Master of Kung Fu49Marvel1974Brando lookalike and demolitions expert James Larner pines for his home in the Green Mountain State.SuperheroCO
My Only Love1Charlton1975, July"A Shattered Dream" - weekend trip to Vermont proposed. RomanceAK
My Romantic Adventures121American Comics Group1962, February“Hard-Hearted Hannah.” Hannah inherits a general store in Green Corners, VT. Reprinted in Nadel, Dan and Frank Santoro (Eds.). 2019. Return to Romance. New York: New York Review Comics.RomanceCO
Occult Files of Doctor Spektor18Gold KeyHorror
Our Fighting Forces67DC1962, April"Buzzy asks: 'Do You Know Your Neighbors?" PSA. Includes a woman from VT talking about maple sugaring.Public Service AnnouncementCO
Out of Night15American Comics Group1954"Vampire's Vow." Couple visits cursed uncle at his home in Vermont.HorrorAK
Pope Hats6AdHouse Books2019, June"Driving Through Vermont I", "Driving Through Vermont II", "Driving Through Vermont III" MemoirCA
Rocky Lane's Black Jack26Charlton1958"Merciless Mesa." Vermonter Elph McHale asserts himself with the help of Rocky Lane's Black Jack. Art by Steve Ditko. Reprinted in Outer Limits, Steve Ditko Archives (Fantagraphics 2009) and Cheyenne Kid #100 (Famous Comics 2021).WesternSB
Romantic Story109Charlton1969, November"Rich Little Me" - repeated references to Sugar Bush.RomanceAK
Sandman14DC1990, MarchVermont referenced in text.Superhero ; HorrorCO
Secrets of the Sinister House14DC1973, October"The Roommate" - set at "Vermont Girls' College" (possibly Bennington College).HorrorAK
Son of Satan5Marvel1976Silas Warden calls Damian Hellstrom to tell him that his realtor has found a house for him in Vermont.Superhero ; HorrorAK
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
Teen-Age Love73Charlton"Poor Little Me." Vermont and skiing mentioned in the text.HorrorAK
Unseen13Pines1953"Death Tolls the Bells!" Makes reference to Poe's "The Bells" and suggests poem was set in Vermont.Horror
Vampirella3 (Volume 5)Dynamite Entertainment2019Story set in Montpelier, VT. Vampirella attempts to rescue a kidnapped child from a cult.HorrorCA
What If22MarvelRutland referenced in letters pageSuperhero
Witches Tales1Harvey1951"The Dead Won't Die." Thief, Rod and his lady friend, May, attempt to flee to their hide out in Vermont.HorrorAK
Witches Tales6Harvey1951" The Thing That Grew!" Vermont-based Scientist finds baby dinosaur, gives it special formula, it grows to planetary size.HorrorDB