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Offline xxo04358

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Marvel and the Real World?
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:51:04 am »
One of the things I always loved about Marvel as opposed to DC was that it was set in the real world, New York rather than "Metropolis" or "Starling City."  Even fictitious Wakanda was located in Central Africa with an Embassy in NYC.

Does the MU being relocated indefinitely emmulate a DC sensibility in regards to setting? 

What are the advantages/disadvantages.

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Re: Marvel and the Real World?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 05:22:23 am »
Cheap research?  They don't have to worry about creating geography when they can just pull out a street map of NYC.... :)

Seriously, tho, it's really a non-starter.  Whether the FF live in Central City (as in their first appearance) or New York does not really affect the quality of their stories any more than the idea that Batman operated in New York in some early stories. 

Having "official" maps are cool and all, but it should enhance the story, not replace it.

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Re: Marvel and the Real World?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 05:28:09 am »
Cheap research?  They don't have to worry about creating geography when they can just pull out a street map of NYC.... :)

Seriously, tho, it's really a non-starter.  Whether the FF live in Central City (as in their first appearance) or New York does not really affect the quality of their stories any more than the idea that Batman operated in New York in some early stories. 

Having "official" maps are cool and all, but it should enhance the story, not replace it.

Well said Brother Mario. 😎