There’s an interesting panel discussion going on in midtown Manhattan tonight 6:30pm: New York, the Super-City. It will look at why so many super-heroes are drawn to New York.
While only comics fanatics might consider joining the discussion, you might enjoy reading this post from the panel moderator, especially if you have a son like me who’s completely into super-heroes. I particulary enjoyed reading this part of his analysis:
Even beyond its physical architecture, New York provided a perfect setting for superheroic exploits. As a financial center, its concentration of wealth could act as a powerful magnet for bigger-than-life criminals. As a global city, it was ripe for international intrigue. And as a fashion mecca and a famously tolerant place, it established a social environment in which saviors of humankind dressed in flamboyant homemade costumes could go about their business.
Now I must get my acts together and write a post on a family trip to Gotham City.