In Star-Spangled Comics Vol 1 10 (July 1942), the Newsboy Legion story is set in "York City".
According to Jim Harper, in All-Star Squadron Annual Vol 1 1 (1982), page 14, panel 2, Suicide Slum is in New York City.
In Secret Origins Vol 2 19 (Oct 1987), page 9, panel 5, Jim Harper is reading a copy of the Daily Planet, sold to him by the N.B.Legion.
So: 1/ original golden-age source material places Suicide Slum in York City, 2/ pre-COIE source material places it in New York City, and 3/ post-COIE/pre-Zero-Hour source material places it in Metropolis.
It seems obvious to me that the Earth-Two Suicide Slum was in NYC and the New Earth S.S. was in Metropolis, but I don't believe for a second that I can prove that. I also don't know what to do about "York City". Stoop Davy Dave (talk) 21:58, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
- Just so my head doesn't explode, "York City" is New York City. I doubt Kirby meant to set it anywhere outside NYC. Kyletheobald (talk) 18:11, April 10, 2017 (UTC)
- That certainly sounds like what happened. Thing is, this historical inconsistency should be noted, somewhere in the Wikipedia, and not just on a Talk page. And there's no in-universe way of noting it. I'd like to add some boilerplate to the Notes sections of the Character pages for a/ Newsboy Legion, b/ Slam Bradley, c/ Batman, and d/ Superman, all of whom started their careers with their stories set in one city (York City, Cleveland, New York City, and Cleveland, respectively) then got retro-migrated to another city. And there's a lot of ways of doing this wrong, so really I'm looking for a way to avoid those, in the process. But there should be a process. Stoop Davy Dave (talk) 12:24, April 12, 2017 (UTC)