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.
In this concluding response, Scott Rodgers explores the roundtable's apparent consensus that the intersection of media and the urban should be approached by counter-intuitively displacing both of these key concepts.
In this response, Andre Jansson argues that we must look beyond the confines of urban centres and incorporate the voices and lived experiences of those who do not fit our urban-centric cultures of connectivity.
In the final opening essay, Scott Rodgers argues that conceiving of the urban as processual, amorphous, relational and unbounded provokes a critical rethinking around why, where and how we study urbanized media.