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January 17, 2010 10:49 AM Subscribe
Can anyone point to resources (online or in print) of fictional city maps, such as maps of Metropolis, Gotham City, Central City, etc.?
posted by Slothrop to media & arts (12 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
One of my favorite aspects of superhero comics is the extended universe narrative of the various interlocked series. I did not read DC Comics as a kid, preferring to read stuff like GIJoe, Alien Legion and West Coast Avengers (odd mix, I know). Now as an adult, I am going back and rediscovering the 70s/80s eras of various DC characters, with the Flash being a particular new favorite. One thing that I find interesting about DC was their penchant for creating a city that reflected in various ways the main character. Central City has a blue collar Midwestern feel that fits the Flash, Metropolis has a sci-fi utopian feel that fits Superman, etc. As an artist/designer, I also really like schematics, so the cutaway for the GI Joe base (The PIT) in one of my earliest issues of Joe was really cool...
If anyone could point to maps of various fictional cities, I would be quite grateful. They do not at all have to be from superhero comics - those were just the best examples I could think of. They could be from classic literature, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, video games and so on.
Also, if someone has an example that is an issue of a comic, but they can't find an online example, by all means please say which issue you are referring to! I am an inveterate scrounger through quarter bins, so I can just add it to my list!
Thanks in advance!