We all love comics, and superheroes and things of that nature here. Harrietsugarcookie.com staff are geeks of the highest order, and we’re totally proud of it. Ever wanted to visit some of the places where your favourite comic book films are set? Check out this list.
Metropolis, Illinois (US)
Okay, so there’s no kryptonite in this southern Illinois town, which in 1972 declared itself the official hometown of Superman. If you fancy going, you will no doubt receive a superhero-style welcome thanks to a freakin’ massive 15-foot-tall bronze Superman statue in the middle of the town square. Cool, huh? You damn, right. Super-cool in fact!
The Flatiron Building, New York City (US)
The Flatiron Building was used as The Daily Bugle newspaper offices in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. So, if you want to go an imagine a bossy J. Jonah Jameson yelling at Peter Parker, this is where you would do it! So cool.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodphur (India)
This gorgeous (and really, really hot) place is where Bruce Wayne successfully escapes the depths of his dingy underground prison in The Dark Knight Rises. When he emerges, the character (played magnificently well by Christian Bale) is confronted by the sight of the Mehrangarh Fort. It’s balanced on a cliff overlooking the city of Jodphur in Rajasthan. The fifteenth century palace we’re spotlighting here makes a suitably terrifying setting for the great pit that once also contained Tom Hardy’s Bane.
X-Men, Gooderham Worts Distiller, Toronto [Canada]
So yeah, another one on our list that’s supposed to be set in New York City, but isn’t. The first installment of the massive franchise featuring Wolverine (pictured) battling Magneto, is filmed mostly in Ontario, Canada. The Gooderham Worts Distillery appears as a Polish concentration camp in the opening scene. Though, it’s also worth knowing that it’s now an entertainment district for Toronto, so it’s not going to be like walking in to a concentration camp-like place, thankfully!
The Avengers, Cleveland (US)
The first Avengers film is set in Cleveland, where our heroes (Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Iron Man) join forces to stop Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) from ruling the planet. Although, we swear there are worse people that could rule everything than Hiddleston…
The city of Cleveland in Ohio doubles up as New York City in this movie, and some of the best battle scenes are filmed there; that moment where Loki seizes power and forces the public to kneel before him, is actually Cleveland’s Public Square! That’s a surprising one we hope you didn’t pick up on before!
Mile High Comics, Denver (US)
Okay, so the last thing on our list is totally not a place from comics, but it’s totally a mecca for all things comic book-related. Awesome! People travel from across the world to lose their freakin’ minds over about 35,000 square feet of comic book bliss, bloody hell!
An additional space holds millions of reserve comic stock, making Mile High the largest comic book store in the world. More than 200,000 comics tower over guests’ heads at this mega-store. Collectors who want to make the trip can find treasured DC comics dating back to 1940 and Marvel comics back to 1944. Amazing!
What are your favourite places/locations from comic books? Would you visit them? Let us know in the comments.