The Superhero Tour of New York visits film locations from major Hollywood blockbusters as well as real life comic locations. The Superhero Tour of New York shows you firsthand the prime hangouts of radioactive latex-loving superheroes, vigilante bat-people, and delves deep into the benefits of wearing spandex suits.
New York City continues to influence the superhero genre to this day in both comics and films. In the DC Universe, New York is the inspiration for both Gotham City and Metropolis. In the Marvel Universe characters such as Spider-Man, the Avengers, Ironman, and the Fantastic Four inhabit the real New York.
This tour delves into the history of comics and relevant film locations which will keep children engaged. This tour is not only educational, but relatable as well because the tour guides are friendly comic-book nerds and make it a friendly and accessible environment for adults and kids alike. There are many places on this tour that are not well known and offer a learning experience like no other even for native New Yorkers.
See the battleground where The Avengers fought for humanity on the streets of NYC and the ‘real’ location of the Fantastic Four’s fictitious Baxter Building. The Empire State Building has been featured in countless Superhero adventures and is an integral part of the tour along with the Flat Iron Building, home of The Daily Bugle in Spiderman which has been featured in countless other films too. The Chrysler Building is Spiderman’s regular perch when he’s using his spider-sense, this incredible skyscraper has a long association with Superheroes.
The New York Public Library is the site where Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, ‘With great power comes great responsibility!’ The United Nations is where Batman and Robin saved the Security Council from the “fearsome foursome” of Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman. See the apartments of Lernore Lemmon (suspected of killing George “Superman” Reeves ) and across the street Kirk Allan (the first Superman 1948). And see the hidden bar where comic book artists have been drawing superhero cartoons on the walls since the 1960’s and much more.
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