First We Take Manhattan: Introducing Marvel Roundtable Part 2

In this roundtable redirect, Erica Stein questions what it means for Marvel to image its authenticity in and through New York City. She asks us to consider how Marvel's dispersed and globalized industrial spatiality complicates and interacts with its proclivity for filming (and filming in) New York.

Marvel, the Urban, and Authenticity: An Introduction

Since the release of its earliest comics, Marvel Inc. has foregrounded its use of real urban settings to differentiate itself from competitors and market its products in terms of authenticity. This Roundtable explores some of the strategies and consequences of this connection.