do you prefer superheroes operating in real world cities like in Marvel or fictional cities like in DC Posted on May 25, 2023 by Anonymous do you prefer superheroes operating in real world cities like in Marvel or fictional cities like in DC
>superheroes operating in real world cities like in Marvel
>fictional cities like in DC
Gay and boring
Either works, depends on execution
Why didn't Spiderman, The Xmen, Fantastic 4, Avengers, Defenders, etc. Stop 9/11?
Why would you link to a family guy rendition of such an old joke, instead of just writing it out? That wasn't your first exposure to it, right?
That was 22 years ago. Spider-man wasn't even active back then with the current sliding timeline.
neither. i want superheroes that operate out in the cornfields of the midwest.
It's slightly easier to suspend my disbelief for made-up settings so I prefer that
Fictional cities honestly, it's more interesting that way.
who cares? it's all made up
Real cities work well for street level heroes where all the action happens in back allies and out of sight. Fictional cities are great for super powered and cosmic heroes because large scale events and technological leaps can be more common place.
That would be a good question if a bulk of superhero comics were good. This is not the case, so I take what I can get.
As far as potential, fictional cities have more fantastical potential. Something like Opal City from Robinson's Starman comes to mind, though that's an otherwise disappointing series.
Either can be good, but I prefer a clean paracosm where the writer is free to come up with neighborhoods, landmarks, local politics and history without having a real parallel to match up to. Of course that's assuming the writer(s) can keep it somewhat consistent.
We're dealing with superheroes, so it's likely to be writers plural.
Gotham City immediately conjure up thoughts of Batman. when I think of NYC, Spider-man is pretty far down the list.
Fictional all the way. More freedom, less predictable.
fictional cities because you can give them interesting and unique buildings and landscapes. the daily planet building with the giant globe is as iconic as superman is.
If they're not gays and actually allow the world to change instead of ignoring all the monsters or super-science to stick with the "current-year real world city" status quo? Then real world. BPRD wouldn't have been anywhere near as impactful if it was just a bunch of fictional cities.
Since big companies are huge gays about that I prefer the fictional cities route when I dip down into their murky waters.
When you Say real world cities you actually mean New York, which is the only city that existe for American comic book writers. And that gets boring and repetitive. I prefer fictional cities, as long they arent modern New York clones, invent something different. Gotham was ruined when it became a generic modern city.