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Old March 23 2013, 03:17 PM   #31
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Re: Why do Marvel stories take place exclusively in NYC?

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As of right now:

The Hulk (well, Banner and his new team) is in the New Mexico.
Scarlet Spider is in Houston.
Guardians of the Galaxy are not on earth.
Nova as well.
Gambit has been all over the globe in his series.
Cyclops' team is in Canada.
Savage Wolverine takes place in the Savage Land.
Captain America takes place in another dimension!

What books are you reading? To me, the majority are NOT in New York at the moment.
Sure, that's where the Avengers meet. But that's where their HQ is. Their first arc took place on Mars!
OTOH

The FF and the Fantastic Four are based in NYC.
Daredevil is based in NYC.
Spider-Man is based in NYC
Captain America is based in NYC.
The X-Men are based near NYC.

Now they may venture out of NYC from time to time but they are based there and have adventures there.
That's still less than half of my off-the-top-of-my-head list, which proves my point. (And, like I said, Captain America hasn't been in New York in his mag since Marvel Now started)

The majority of the books out there take place nowhere near NYC these days.

Just the basics who are pretty much tied to New York, Spidey, DD, FF, and Avengers.
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Old March 23 2013, 04:21 PM   #32
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Re: Why do Marvel stories take place exclusively in NYC?

M'rk, son of Mogh wrote: View Post
Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
M'rk, son of Mogh wrote: View Post
As of right now:

The Hulk (well, Banner and his new team) is in the New Mexico.
Scarlet Spider is in Houston.
Guardians of the Galaxy are not on earth.
Nova as well.
Gambit has been all over the globe in his series.
Cyclops' team is in Canada.
Savage Wolverine takes place in the Savage Land.
Captain America takes place in another dimension!

What books are you reading? To me, the majority are NOT in New York at the moment.
Sure, that's where the Avengers meet. But that's where their HQ is. Their first arc took place on Mars!
OTOH

The FF and the Fantastic Four are based in NYC.
Daredevil is based in NYC.
Spider-Man is based in NYC
Captain America is based in NYC.
The X-Men are based near NYC.

Now they may venture out of NYC from time to time but they are based there and have adventures there.
That's still less than half of my off-the-top-of-my-head list, which proves my point. (And, like I said, Captain America hasn't been in New York in his mag since Marvel Now started)

The majority of the books out there take place nowhere near NYC these days.

Just the basics who are pretty much tied to New York, Spidey, DD, FF, and Avengers.
The point is the heroes are based in NYC, even though their adventure can take them elsewhere. Cap isn't going to be in Dimension Z forever. While Savage Wolverine takes place in the Savage Land, Wolverine is also in New York as a member of the X-Men and the Avengers. (His frequent flyer miles must be off the charts). Space based book like Nova and the GotG wouldn't make sense placed in NYC. So they wouldn't really count any more than a Howling Commandos book or a Rawhide Kid book would.

Of course there will be superhero characters in the MU who are not NYC based. The Hulk has been in the Southwest for decades. As I mentioned before, Daredevil spent some time in San Francisco. The X-Men and the Avengers have spent time on the West Coast. Various plotlines will take the heroes out of NYC too. The Kree-Skrull war took place in space, on the Kree and Skrull home worlds and at Cape Canaveral in Florida as well as Avengers mansion in NYC.
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Old March 23 2013, 05:15 PM   #33
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Re: Why do Marvel stories take place exclusively in NYC?

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Hmm I never really thought about it but I wonder what the reason for this is? I know originally the Congress of the United States met in Philadelphia and New York before Washington DC was created. Did locating the Capitol separate from a major popular center cause of presidence?
I don't know if there's any thing thing we can point to, there's probably a couple different reasons. Geographic convenience perhaps (probably the case for Harrisburg, PA) would be a major one, or one of the historically largest cities that ended up being eclipsed by another?
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Old March 26 2013, 12:16 AM   #34
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Re: Why do Marvel stories take place exclusively in NYC?

Spider-Man makes a comment in Age of Ultron #2 along the lines of "7000 superheros in New York City and this is all that's left?"
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