Marvel vs DC

This map compares the frequency and locations of large-scale destruction events that have occurred in all of the Marvel and DC movies of the past 50 years. An important criterion for this map was that only movies that received a wide release in theaters were included (no straight-to-video or made-for-TV movies were included). On a controversial note, while many Marvel and DC fans do not agree on the real-world equivalents for some fictional comic book-based cities, efforts were taken to estimate real-world locations (ex. New York City) for fictional cities (ex. Gotham) based on the broader consensuses of the diehard fan bases.

Danielle Brown, “Movie Mayhem: Marvel vs. DC Superhero Edition” (2016)

 What was it like?

“The city is flying and we’re fighting an army of robots. And I have a bow and arrow. Nothing makes sense.”

In the 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron, Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) commented to Wanda Maximoff (a.k.a. The Scarlet Witch) on the chaos caused by Ultron’s attack on the city of Sokovia in Eastern Europe. Clint Barton, who was born in Waverly, Iowa and trained as a master marksman, is one of the few members of the Avengers that does not have any superhuman powers. Although Ultron’s plan to destroy humanity was thwarted and the residents of Sokovia were rescued, the city of Sokovia itself was ultimately destroyed. Avengers member Pietro Maximoff (a.k.a. Quicksilver) was also tragically killed.