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The Superheroes Who Protect NYC [Infographic]

With the abundance of superhero movies taking over the big screen in recent years, it’s easy to forget that superheroes have existed in comic and film form for decades prior to the Avengers! There are a wide variety of characters across the Marvel, DC, and Image Comics universes, and many of them fight crime in NYC.

Comic writers love this setting because, as knows best, NYC is a real place, with interesting landscapes, buildings, and iconic addresses. Not to mention, NYC can be a chaotic place, which is a perfect setting to create conflict between heroes and villains! While Marvel superheroes abound in New York City, heroes from DC and Image comics are represented as well. Additionally, film heroes like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Ghostbusters are also based in Manhattan.

This map from Top View NYC explores the superheroes who protect NYC, the areas they protect, and whether they are originally from the City or have adopted it as their roaming grounds.

The Superheroes Who Protect NYC