2. Spider-Man

Spider-Man is probably the most notable superhero from New York City. The story follows high schooler Peter Parker, born in Forest Hills, Queens, through his adventures as a masked vigilante after being bitten by radioactive spider. This particular Marvel comic is most distinctly set in New York with no fictional city name to let readers assume otherwise.

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man’s first appearance was in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. The comics gained popularity throughout the years, first becoming an animated TV series in 1967, and eventually a movie trilogy with Tobey Maguire. The movies were rebooted in 2012 with actor Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.

See our article on the film locations for Sam Raimi’s 2002 “Spiderman” for the film locations featured in Spider-Man’s New York.