5 Superhero Sites in the Marvel Universe
Jun 23, 2020
The heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe traverse galaxies, planets and cities, both fantastical and familiar, as they take on the forces of evil . From New York City to Asgard, here’s a list of five significant locations in the Marvel Universe.
1. New York City (The Avengers Headquarters)
New York is a key site for many Marvel heroes here on Earth. As a native New Yorker, Stan Lee captured the true essence of the city and streets that brought his stories to life.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Avengers headquarters has been stationed across the city from the tower formerly known as Stark Tower and Avengers Tower in Manhattan, to the new Avengers Facility along the Hudson River.
2. Sanctum Sanctorum
From the outside, the Mansion of Doctor Stephen Strange appears to be a grand townhouse, but it also happens to be the greatest concentration of mystical artifacts and phenomena in existence.
The Sanctum Sanctorum is a mystical building of labyrinths where time and space are distorted. Doctor Strange guards one of three structures around the world that acts as Earth’s shield against the countless threats across the multiverse.
3. The S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
The Helicarrier is a highly advanced aerial vehicle used by the secret spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D. strategic mobile base. Nick Fury, world-renowned spy and former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., primarily utilized the Helicarrier amongst many other heroes. It was also used as a gathering place for the Avengers in the first Avengers film in 2012.
The Kingdom of Wakanda is a small country in Africa under the rule of T’Challa, the Black Panther. Millions of years ago, a meteor made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck Africa and affected the plant life surrounding it.
This highly advanced nation was disguised as a poor country since its establishment to protect its exclusive control over Vibranium and prevent colonizers. T’Challa ultimately decided to share Wakanda’s technology with the rest of the world.
Asgard was one of many individual worlds in a collective called The Nine Realms. Asgardians are considered the most powerful species in the realm and are recognized by Humans from the Earth realm as the deities of Norse mythology. They used the rainbow Bifröst Bridge to instantaneously travel across the Nine Realms.
The most recognizable Asgardian is Thor, God of Thunder and son of Odin. Thor was banished to Earth by Odin, but he later redeemed himself after displaying a selfless act of sacrifice to stop his brother Loki’s schemes on Earth.