Astro City Wikia

Astro City is the central location of the series Kurt Busiek's Astro City. It is a huge American metropolis populated with a large number of costumed heroes and villains. The adventures of these characters make up most of the series' plots.


Originally known as Romeyn Falls, Astro City was renamed to its new name after the Astro-Naut sacrificed himself to save the entire city.

In this city, most of it's citizens and lawmakers understand that the heroes are necessary even if sometimes unwanted. They live every day under the protection of their heroes and sometimes cast out those that are unwanted. They've gone through a Dark Age in the 80s, they're home to many heroic groups and tend to be happy with their heroes. They've built statues, towers and left popular locations like the Grandenetti Cathedral and Mount Kirby under city government protection as they're known to be host homes to heroes.

Astro City is the site of major heroic change and has been the hallmark of American superheroes for the last 50 years. Many heroes live and work in the city, while some come through simply for a visit, or to spend time.


  • Honor Guard: The Honor Guard are an international group of heroes that was originally based in Astro City.
  • First Family: The First Family live on Mount Kirby at the First Family Headquarters.
  • All-American: The All-American began and ended his career in Astro City.
  • Slugger: Slugger, the All-American's sidekick, also started and ended his career in Astro City.
  • Hanged Man: The Hanged Man protects Shadow Hill with an eerie shroud. He never leaves and the city is always protected from any and all attackers.
  • Silver Agent: Known as the original mascot of the city prior to the Samaritan, the Silver Agent makes his home in Astro City before dying and becoming something else entirely.


  • Living Nightmare: The Living Nightmare made his home in Astro City, always coming back to protect or destroy it.
  • Doctor Deezer: A criminal scientist of Astro City's past.[citation needed]
  • Brass Monkey: A janitor turned super villain when he had his mind switched into a brass monkey statue and began a crime spree. Has a group of henchmen called The Gorilla Troops.
  • Donnelly Ferguson: A former villain turned crime broker.
  • Steeljack: A former villain turned civilian after a stint in jail.
  • The Iron Legion: A group of iron-clad criminals.
  • Otter: An Otter themed Supervillain who was defeated during an attempted bank robbery.
  • Glue-Gun: A Supervillain armed with an advanced weapon of his namesake . Regarded as a loser by most Superheroes. Perhaps his most humiliating defeat was when he attacked an upscale restaurant for Heroes, toke a Busboy hostage, and was promptly knocked unconscious by said hostage
  • The Deacon: A Religion themed crime lord. His henchmen wear clothing that resembles a Priest's garb
  • Headstone: Crime lord.
  • The Gunslinger: Cowboy themed assassin with High-tech weaponry. Killed former Vietnam veterans who murdered his father for refusing to go along with their drug smuggling.
  • The Techsperts: A group that robbed the Astro City Bank and were caught by Quarrel.
  • Junkman: An elderly Supervillain who uses recycled junk as his gadgets. Motivated by age discrimination.
  • Myth-Master: An armored Supervillain the Honor Guard fought in 1964. Had the power to bring figures of fiction and folklore to life.
  • GoldenGlove I: A Boxing themed Villain. Got his gloves from a crashed alien spaceship. Killed by The Conquistador.
  • The Chain: A Supervillain who could turn his body into chain links. Foe of Jack-In-The-Box. Killed by The Conquistador.
  • Handgun: Supervillain with gauntlets that acted as different types of guns. Foe of Jack-In-The-Box. Killed by The Conquistador.
  • The Conquistador: Originally the disgraced hero El Hombre, The Conquistador was an new identity thought up as a plot to bring minor Supervillains together in a crime spree, but intended to betray them and take credit for capturing them.
  • The Fog: Villain seemingly made up of Fog. Part of The Conquistador's plot
  • Strangematter: Villain who was stopped by Winged Victory. Part of The Conquistador's plot
  • Longhorn: Cattle themed Supervillain
  • Smoke & Mirrors: A duo of villains that can project illusions. Part of The Conquistador's plot
  • The Unholy Alliance: A team of Supervillains consisting of Demolitia, Glowworm, Slamburger, Flamethrower, and Spice
  • White Lightning: Supervillain that is seemingly made up of electricity
  • Dark Centurion: Centurion themed Supervillain who attacked the actor who played "Crimson Cougar" on TV after he started masquerading as a real Superhero.

Points of Interest[]


  • Old Town
  • Shadow Hill
  • Patterson Heights
  • Goldwater Heights
  • Kanewood
  • Derbyfield
  • Center City
  • Gainesville
  • Hartley
  • Biro Island
  • Torres Island
  • Chesler
  • District Hill
  • Bakerville
  • Fujitani Bay

Public Locations[]

  • Memorial Park
  • Mount Kirby Observatory
  • Romeyn Falls Historical Center
  • Wildenberg Center
  • Fox-Broome University
  • Schwartz Field
  • Dedication Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Rosenberger Jr. High School
  • Founders Park
  • Robinson Prep School
  • AstroBank Tower
  • Binderbeck Plaza
  • Fort Kanigher
  • Fisher Garden
  • Grandenetti Cathedral
  • Kiefer Square
  • Iger Square


  • Bruiser's Bar & Grill
  • Caniff International Airport
  • Classic Hotel
  • Berrill Stadium
  • Goodman-Donenfeld Industries
  • Biro Island Correctional Facility
  • Craig Avenue Bar & Grill
  • Loony Leo's
  • Goscinny's
  • Beefy Bob's

Streets & Highways[]

  • Gottfredson Bridge
  • Gleason Bridge
  • Westside Highway
  • Hughes Bridge
  • Martin Lieber Tunnel
  • Calkins Bridge
  • Outcault Bridge



  • Astro City was known as "Romeyn Falls" before the Astro-Naut saved the burgeoning down from destruction. After the event the town rechristened itself as "Astro City."
  • When Astro City was known as "Romeyn Falls" it was home to a hero by the name of "Hawk of the Alleyways," a mostly unknown hero who came shortly after the arrival of Air Ace.
  • Other heroes came to be known around this time as well including a trapper named Johnny Lightfoot, a Native American named Palomino, and a young cowboy named Lightning Kid. [1]
  • Astro City is also known as the "City of Heroes," the "Sentinel City" and the "City of Wonders."
  • Citizens of Astro City are known as "Astro Citizens."
  • Costumed criminals in Astro City are known as "Black Masks."


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