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 .