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posted by martyb on Saturday July 19 2014, @03:45PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the where-are-you-again? dept.

Wired reports that:

"I think that readers of comic books ― like readers of novels or watchers of films ― want to believe in the story they're reading," said John Hilgart, proprietor of the blog Comic Book Cartography. Maps, he says, make comic mythology more real. "There's a hunger to know where Gotham City is located, or what's on the 6th floor of the Fantastic Four headquarters."

The blog started as a joke with author Jonathan Lethem over email. From 2010 to 2013, he meticulously curated his childhood comic book collection, posting over 140 maps, diagrams, and charts. The archive is a tour of fantasy worlds both iconic and obscure: from Thor's Asgard to the mutated geography of Kamandi .

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Theophrastus on Saturday July 19 2014, @05:18PM

    by Theophrastus (4044) on Saturday July 19 2014, @05:18PM (#71264)

    ...Bored of the Rings []
    (a thousand pardons if it was included beyond the seventh page, i grew weary and the quest was long)
    (also, were any Discworld maps included?)

    some of the japery on the Bored of the Rings map is now severely dated ("The Bay of Milhous") but, after childhood years of scanning Tolkien's originals, i still foolishly think items like "The Flat Mountains" is amusing.

    • (Score: 2) by unitron on Sunday July 20 2014, @09:25PM

      by unitron (70) on Sunday July 20 2014, @09:25PM (#71623) Journal

      Don't forget that timeless classic, the Gallowine River.

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