Comic books and New York City, a real love story!

When one says Comics, New York City is the first place that pops up in our head!
If you haven’t read a comic book or seen a series or movies… Well, what have you done in recent years? You must know at least one superhero 😉
In this article, I indicate the places in Manhattan where superheroes live, where their own stories took place.
You will also find a list of gaming stores where you can have fun with the Comics in New York.

Main locations where your favorite comic book scene takes place

The Frick Collection:

The Avengers Headquarters is in New York City, in the magnificent The Frick Collection museum.
Address: 1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, United States.

Baxter Building:

The Baxter Building is a fictional headquarters building of “The Fantastic Four.”

Trump Tower:

For “Batman The Dark Knight Rises”, several scenes were recorded in front of the Trump Tower or Wayne Enterprises, directed by Bruce Wayne.

Forest Hills:

If you pass through Forest Hills, you can see the house of Peter Parker aka Spiderman 😉

Quennsboro Bridge:

Spiderman fights Green Goblin on top of the Queensboro Bridge, saving the lives of the Roosevelt Island Tramway passengers.

Central Park:

Central Park is where the first gay wedding was held for a X-Men Comics story.

Hell’s Kitchen:
Hell’s Kitchen is a neighborhood where Daredevil used to fight his enemies.


Superman lives in the city of Metropolis, a city with a design inspired by New York City.

The Daily Planet:

The Daily Planet is the newspaper of the city of Metropolis in the Superman universe.

Madison Square Garden:

Next to the famous Madison Square Garden, there was a fight between an Alien and the Watchmen.

Bed-Stuy Brooklyn:

Hawkeye lives in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. This area was famous thanks to rapper Notorious B.I.G. and the American series Everybody Hates Chris.

Stuyvesant Town:

In DMZ, Manhattan is at war and reporter Matty Roth lives in this area of Brooklyn.

“Joker” stairs

Many are looking for the stairs on which Joker dances! This movie is a success, and if you want to do like Joaquin Phoenix, you have to go to the Bronx.
Joker’s stairs are located on W 167, between Anderson and Shakespeare avenues. To get there, you have to get off at 167 St station of subway line 4.
The exact location is on the map below.

Here’s where you can buy Comics in New York City

Forbidden Planet

It is a large store where they sell many comics magazines and collectible figurines.
Address: 832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Midtown Comics

True New York institution of Comics culture and derived products, Midtown Comics has 3 stores in Manhattan (Times Square, Grand Central, Downtown).
Address in Times Square: 200 W 40th Street (corner with 7th Avenue), New York, NY 10018.

If you want to play games inspired by Comics

The Compleat Strategist

It is a store that has board games, RPG (= Role Playing Games) and many games about Comics.
Address: 11 E 33rd St, New York.

Video Games New York

In East Village, Video Games New York is a store specialized in video games and vintage consoles.
If you like it, do not hesitate to stop by this place.
Address: 202 6th St, New York.


This original and retro bar in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) is dedicated to arcade games. It has more than 30 vintage video game arcades and serves more than 20 different beers.
Address: 388 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States.

The New York Comic Con

Comic Con is an event that cannot be missed if you like pop culture, comics, science fiction …
It is every year at the beginning of October.

Read my article

The map of these places New York Comics


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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