Features of the Marvel Universe

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The comic book stories published by Marvel Comics since the 1940s have featured several noteworthy concepts besides its fictional characters, such as unique places and artifacts. The following lists detail many of them.

Places[edit]

Certain places, some of which exist in real-life and some of which are fictional and in reality are used to figure prominently in the Marvel Universe injunction with the real world. A majority of dystopian cities have been used for their characters since the creation of Marvel Comics in the Marvel Universe.

New York City[edit]

Most of the action of Marvel Comics takes place in New York City.

New York is the site of many places important to superheroes:

New York is a center of industry, serving as the headquarters of:

Two universities are also especially prominent in the Marvel Universe:

Other locations[edit]

Regions and countries[edit]

Outer space[edit]

(List of alien races in Marvel Comics)

Planets[edit]

Satellites and planetoids[edit]

Extradimensional places[edit]

Prisons[edit]

Government agencies[edit]

Artifacts[edit]

Some items have been created specifically for the Marvel Universe and carry immense powers:

Mystical artifacts[edit]

Cosmic artifacts[edit]

Other artifacts[edit]

Elemental substances and minerals[edit]

Vehicles[edit]

Criminal organizations[edit]

Weapons[edit]

Drugs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Man-Thing (vol.2) #6
  3. ^ Man-Thing vol. 1 #17-18.
  4. ^ Sub-Mariner #61
  5. ^ The Sub-Mariner #62, "Tales of Atlantis" backup story. Written by Steve Gerber and Howard Chaykin.
  6. ^ Fear #15
  7. ^ Marvel Spotlight #17
  8. ^ Marvel Premiere #15 (May 1974)
  9. ^ Avengers #187
  10. ^ Avengers vol.1, #133 (March 1975)
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  12. ^ Break-Thru #1 (December 1993)
  13. ^ "Department H". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Department K" at Marvel.com
  15. ^ "Euroforce" at Marvel.com
  16. ^ "Micromax" at Marvel.com
  17. ^ Amazing Fantasy vol. 2 #15 (November 2004)
  18. ^ Decimation: House of M — The Day After (January 2006)
  19. ^ Marvel Two-In-One #42, August, 1978
  20. ^ First appeared in Captain Britain vol. 2 #1 (January 1985)
  21. ^ First appeared in the paperback novel Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk: Rampage (September 1996)
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  24. ^ Strange Tales #146 (July 1966)
  25. ^ Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #1 (March 2006)
  26. ^ Daredevil #108 (March 1974)
  27. ^ Uncanny X-Men #299 (April 1993)
  28. ^ Uncanny X-Men Annual #19 (November 1995)
  29. ^ Avengers #13 (February 1965)
  30. ^ Rovin, Jeff (1987). The encyclopedia of super villains. Facts on File Publications. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-8160-1356-2. 
  31. ^ Warheads #1 (June 1992)
  32. ^ Captain America vol. 1 #232 (April 1979)
  33. ^ X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (1982)
  34. ^ Captain America #180 (December 1974)
  35. ^ Strange Tales #149 (October 1966)
  36. ^ Avengers vol. 1 #32 (September 1966)
  37. ^ Strange Tales #135 (August 1965)
  38. ^ "Hydra". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  39. ^ Captain America #321 (September 1986)
  40. ^ Avengers #72 (January 1970)