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100% True
A celebrity news magazine type show on KAST in 1984.


Ace Theater
A movie theater in the 1940s on Daigh Street where Loony Leo came to life.


A.C. in the A.M.
A morning television talk show on one of the networks in 1997.


Astro City Battle
Astro City's professional hockey team. They play their games at Fisher Garden.


Astro City Comets
The potential name of Astro City's professional basketball team. It has only been speculated by series creator Kurt Busiek as a possible name, as a continued play upon the "Astro" theme, like the Astro City Stars.


Astro City Comicon
Held at the Astro City Convention Center in 2000.


Astro City Experience
A "totally new experience" in 1997 with new shows every hour. Located in the Astro City Experience Hall.


Astro City Extreme Tours
A tour company specializing in potentially dangerous tours of old villain lairs and other battle sites within Astro City. First seen in 2004 in Astro City: A Visitor's Guide.


Astro City Gay Freedom March
A parade held by the gay community every year in June since 1970 to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots. In 1978 the parade was attacked by the Lawmen before Beautie's intervention


Astro City Heroes
Astro City's professional football team.


Astro City Jazz Festival
Was held in an auditorium in 1995(Nov 10 to 19), but usually held in Centennial Park.


The newspaper of Astro City


Astro City Stars
Astro City's Major League Baseball team likely in the National League. Their home games are played at Schwartz Field. They hold an annual Frontiersman Memorial Baseball game usually around July 4.


Astro Kidz 2Day
A television hosted by Stanley Tripp aimed at children/teenagers in Astro City during the mid 1990s. Unknown which station it is or was on. Stanely Tripp is a reference to Little Lulu writer John Stanley and artist Irving Tripp.


Astro Sunrise
A morning news/talk show on one of the television stations in 1997.


Bakerville Street Fair
A presumed annual fair. In July 1984, with a boxing event sponsored by Brusier's, The Blue Knights famously exposed Street Angel.


Bulldog Comics
A comic book publishing company owned by Manny Monkton, who was known for his wild and sensationalism of "actual" stories.


Astro City's weekly feature magazine.


Doc Salem
A comic book that Lew Wein and Jim Aparo had a run on. It's unknown if its a fictional hero or a real life hero in Astro World. First mentioned Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #21.


Doubleversity
A television show, likely a sit-com. First mentioned Astro City: Local Heroes #1.


Eyes of Fire
A movie in 1973 seen in Astro City: The Dark Age Book One #3, starring Charles Bronson as Agent Z. Seen alongside real life movies, Walking Tall and Black Caesar. Theme wise it fits in with the themes of Astro City in the Dark Age timeframe of the early 1970s, with more open vigilantism and more darker heroes.


Fago's Funny Features
The studio that created Loony Leo's cartoons in the 1940s. Not likely located in Astro City. Animal comic artist and editor Vincent Fago.


Herocopia.com
A website that provides information on superheroes.


The Inside Scoop
A celebrity gossip news show that considered Astra Furst a "hard partying bad girl and was constantly hounding her for news.


KACT
A television station. It's call letters would presumably be for Astro City Television. Possibly Channel 4


KAST
Channel 7. Featured Mary Doerr roving reporter in 1996. It's letters would stand for Astro. EC comics office boy Paul Kast?


KBAC
A television and a radio station in Astro City. News Radio 71 and television channel 3. Self reference to Kurt Busiek's Astro City.


The Monster from the Dark Continent
A 1946 movie, with Korgga the Gorilla, that came to life in Astro City thanks to Professor Borzoi's belief ray, which also brought Loony Leo to life as well. Seen in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #13.


Neet Comics
A comic book publishing company that published the Penny Bright comics, as well as the titles, Carmichael and Little Butch. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #21.


NTN
A major television network. First mentioned Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #4.


Rampart Comics
A cook book publishing company. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #21.


Rough Justice
A television show in 1984, that featured videos sent in of criminals being attacked, often savagely by the new breed of heroes in the mid 1980s.


The Secret
A sitcom that debuted in Fall of 1984 that featured a group of friends and one was secretly a superhero. One of the cast members was Charlie Provost, who was formerly Quark. First mentioned Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #4.


She's Twins
A television show, most likely a sit-com in 1996. First mentioned Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #3. Was originally mentioned in a comic story called "Tooth & Claw" in a Creepy story.


Through Shining Eyes
A memoir wrote by Elliot Mills sometime before 2004 on his experiences in the city as a reporter. First mentioned Astro City: A Visitor's Guide.


Tomorrow's Dawn
A soap opera style television show on KBAC featuring the Cantrell family, notable for having the Crimson Cougar on it.


Tooth & Claw
A television show. Was originally the name of a story written by Kurt Busiek for the comic Creepy.


An art gallery that opened in December 1997, with Jack-in-the-Box stopping the Brass Monkey from a robbery attempt. See Veidt Street.