Virginia (County) (DC Comics)

Virginia (i/vərˈdʒɪnjə/), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city and Fairfax County the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's population is over eight million.[2]
The area's history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony's early politics and plantation economy. Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy in the American Civil War, during which Richmond was made the Confederate capital and Virginia's northwestern counties separated to form the state of West Virginia. Although the Commonwealth was under conservative single-party rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction, both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia.[6]
The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest legislature in the Western Hemisphere. The state government has been repeatedly ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States.[7] It is unique in how it treats cities and counties equally, manages local roads, and prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms. Virginia's economy has many sectors: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley; federal agencies in Northern Virginia, including the headquarters of the Department of Defense and CIA; and military facilities in Hampton Roads, the site of the region's main seaport. Virginia's public schools and many colleges and universities have contributed to growing media and technology sectors. As a result, computer chips have become the state's leading export.

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: More Fun Comics Vol 1 #56 (June, 1940)
Created by: Whitney Ellsworth, Howard Sherman, Jerry Siegel, Bernard Baily 

In story information

Official Name: Commonwealth of Virginia
Type: County
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Location Details

Universe: Earth-One, Earth-Two, New Earth, Real World
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Country: USA


Points of Interest


  • Alexandria
  • Arlington
    • Pentagon
  • Georgetown
    • Georgetown College
    • Potomac Psychiatric Hospital
    • Wintersgate Manor
  • Leesburg
  • Shelby

Other Locales


Langley is an unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The community was essentially absorbed into McLean many years ago, although there is still a Langley High School. In addition to being a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., the area is the site of the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, the headquarters of the Federal Highway Administration, and the Claude Moore Colonial Farm of the National Park Service. Langley is often used as a metonym for the CIA.


  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • International Operations
  • Fred Danvers
  • Linda Danvers
  • Mattie Harcourt
  • Richard Malverne
  • Sylvia Danvers
  • Spy Smasher
  • Joan Dale-Trevor
  • Admiral Derek Trevor
  • Supergirl
  • Night Force
    • Baron Winters & Merlin
    • Donovan Caine
    • Gowon
    • Jack Gold
    • Katrina
    • Paul Brooks
    • Vanessa van Helsing