Do Marvel or DC Give Tours?
December 22, 2008 1:28 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know if it's possible to take a tour of the Marvel or DC Comics offices/studios in NYC?
posted by Sangermaine to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (10 answers total)
Just give them a call and ask. I'm sure the receptionist would have the most information for you regarding this.

Marvel Entertainment Inc
417 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 576-4000

DC Comics
1700 Broadway # 7
New York, NY 10019
(212) 636-5400
posted by wile e at 3:29 AM on December 22, 2008

I had a roommate that worked at Marvel, and I never remember him mentioning people coming in for tours (he was there for 6 years). Preliminary googling seems to suggest it happens, but is pretty rare. Call the numbers wile e listed, it really can't hurt!
posted by piratebowling at 3:31 AM on December 22, 2008

I have a vague recollection, from some time back, of trying Marvel, whom I love so dearly, and getting an emphatic No. Please let us know if you find out anything.
posted by Ponderance at 6:36 AM on December 22, 2008

A few years back when I was in NY I took a look at the street addresses - nothing much to see from the outside I'm afraid.
posted by Artw at 8:20 AM on December 22, 2008

According to this post, the answer at Marvel is no. Waaaaaay back in the '80s I got to go on a tour of Marvel and it was just a regular office like any other. Nothing special to see or do. I got some free comic books, though. Hey, thanks for reminding me of my childhood trips to NYC with my dad!
posted by puritycontrol at 9:25 AM on December 22, 2008

DC is a big fat no also, unless you actually know someone who works there. This I know from a friend who used to be an inker there a few years back.
posted by cazoo at 9:34 AM on December 22, 2008

have a friend that currently works at DC—the answer for both is, as cazoo says, not unless you know someone that works there. if they said yes to every request for a tour, they wouldn't be able to get any work done ever! we're talking about cramped midtown manhattan office buildings here, after all.
posted by lia at 10:41 AM on December 22, 2008

My mother was able to wangle a tour of Marvel in the 80's for my brother, a big fan, by saying that she was the sister of (insert name of Marvel editor here). As it happened, her brother does have the same name as that Marvel editor, so it was not strictly untrue, and when the editor came out to visit, he was charmed enough at her chutzpah that he gave my brother a tour anyway.
posted by Araucaria at 2:01 PM on December 22, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the answers. I was looking forward to punching Bendis or Quesada or JMS or DiDio or all of the above in the face while I'm in NYC next week. Oh well.
posted by Sangermaine at 8:17 PM on December 22, 2008

they all have to use the front door at some point, don't they?
posted by lia at 11:17 PM on December 22, 2008

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