As a longtime Supergirl fan, I am thrilled when creators recognize her history and mythos. When writers throw in nibbles of prior continuity or bring back Supergirl-specific Rogues, it brings a smile to my face.
And it seems like current Supergirl writer Steve Orlando is doing just that. We already saw him name drop Leesburg in Midnighter and Apollo. In the Supergirl book, he named the DEO base #252. We saw a glimpse of someone who might be a main universe Belinda Zee.
And now in the Justice League of America: The Atom one shot, Orlando name dropped Stanhope College.
Here at Ivy University, Ryan Choi meets his dude-bro roommate Adam Cray.
Cray almost when to Stanhope for their rugby program. But instead he ended up a Ivy.
Of course, long time Supergirl fans know that Stanhope College was where Linda Lee Danvers ended up going to college. In fact, a bulk of her Silver Age stories including the beginning of her solo run in Adventure Comics occur on campus.