Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: The West Coast? (now with actual content)
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 at 04:43:08 am EDT (Viewed 72 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The West Coast?
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 at 07:33:27 pm EDT (Viewed 75 times)

Sorry, my reply yesterday was eaten by the spam-blocker...


      Well, they did plan to move to Portland, OR, at the end of the (second) Clone Saga. But as a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker (in-story he even speaks with a noticeable Queens accent) he would rather die than move to New Jersey. \:\-D (What a lot of people forget: Mary Jane was raised in Pennsylvania and, according to the OHOTMU, was born in Pittsburgh; it's just her aunt who lived in Forest Hills).

    I liked that mini-series.

    There are places besides New Jersey and Portland he could pick from.

I guess so, but it would run into trouble because of the secret identity. Spider-Man could commute from New Jersey (like the Wasp and Kamala Khan), but further afield people would ask: "Isn't it a strange coincidence that our new acquaintance Peter Parker moved here from New York exactly at the same time as New York superhero Spider-Man?"


      He and the Black Widow lived in San Francisco when the book was called "Daredevil and the Black Widow".

    I said less gentrified, not more. Modern San Fran lacks the grit a DD story needs.

    Not to mention, even with Matt's impressive career, I don;t think he could make rent.

    Hell, even back then he had to live off Nat, if memory serves.

Not sure about that. He was a respected lawyer, and AFAIK, San Francisco was a bit more "affordable" back then.


      Why? Because he's a supernatural hero and everything supernatural must be in the Big Easy? (Thank you, Anne Rice).

    That reputation is much older than Anne Rice. They have played up the mystery and voodoo angle to tourists forever. They even give tours of cemeteries.

What I was thinking of was that thanks to Anne Rice people now associate supernatural stuff that in its origins has nothing much to do with New Orleans and Louisiana with these places. Vampires, after all, are very much rooted in south-east European folklore, and given their modern form by authors from the British Isles.

    The city has a million ghost stories, and they love their local legends more than just about anywhere else in America.

Well, yeah, but I see no real connection between any of the Ghost Riders and New Orleans supernatural traditions. Not sure if any one of them even speaks French. ;\-\)

For the homegrown stuff (much of which has African roots), it probably would be better to have a character from the area or someone rooted in a related tradition. For instance, in the 1970s there was Brother Voodoo, a transplanted Haitian.

    Not to mention the stereotype of sin and vice.

Which they just love in New Orleans, as seen by their reaction to that Simpsons episode... ;\-\)

    Marvel eve had a supernatural character based in the area back in the 70s...The Zombie.

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