Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Where's Uatu?

Here's a buncha blueprints (or, more technically, architectural views) of famous (and not-so-famous) landmarks in the Marvel Universe. Please gape and gaze to your heart's content. But I didn't just put these here out of the goodness of my little red satin heart, oh no sirree! Let's make a Mighty Marvel Scavenger Hunt outta it, shall we?

In the best tradition of Martin Handford, get out your magnifying glass (be careful not to fry Ant-Man, willya please?) and see if you can find:
  • Tabletop TV screen
  • The Scarlet Witch
  • 2 thumbtacks
  • Sky-hooks
  • Asbestos bed
  • The world's tallest punching bag
  • Countless tapes, films, and books
  • Insulated doorknob
  • Honeycombed halls
  • Edwin Jarvis
  • Honey ants
  • Water-filled elevator shaft
  • Chandelier
  • Undersea maps
  • Solar flare device
  • Tony Stark's snazzy roadster
  • The Invisible Girl
  • A very tiny garbage heap
  • The Transformers' slogan
  • The severed head of Janet van Dyne
  • A compliment by Roy Thomas


Giant-Man's Skyscraper Headquarters
Giant-Man's Penthouse HQ, from Tales to Astonish #59 (September 1964), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Paul Reinman, letters by Sam Rosen
Click image to Bill Fostersize


HQ of the Ani-Men, from Daredevil #10
The Ani-Men's HQ, from Daredevil #10 (October 1965), but this recolored version is from the reprint in Daredevil Annual #2 (February 1971), script, pencils, and inks by Wally Wood, additional pencils by Bob Powell, letters by Artie Simek
Click image to Foggysize


Johnny Storm's bedroom, from Strange Tales #101
Johnny Storm's bedroom in Glendale, from Strange Tales #101 (October 1962), plot by Stan Lee, script by Larry Lieber, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek
Click image to asbestosize


Sentinel Anthill
The Sentinels' "Anthill" hideout, from Avengers #104 (October 1972), script by Roy Thomas, art by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by John Costanza


An ant hill
A real ant hill, from Tales to Astonish #62 (December 1964), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Carl Burgos, inks by Dick Ayers, letters by Artie Simek


Avengers Mansion, from Avengers Annual #1
Saved the best for last: Avengers Mansion, from Avengers Annual #1 (September 1967), script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Don Heck, inks by George Roussos
Click image to Tony Stark's bank-book-size

Didja find 'em all, every single one of them? Of course you did! Give yourself a Bull-Prize!
Didn't find the Invisible Girl? She's in the corridor outside Johnny's room! How can you tell? Because big sisters are snoops.
Looking for more maps and blueprints of the Marvel Universe? Here's Peter Parker's World and the Fantastic Four's Baxter Building HQ!


3 comments:

Harvey Jerkwater said...

Man, I love these. They speak to the inner seven year old boy, and that boy says back "GIGGETY!"

Clubhouses are awesome. Especially ones with robots and secret passages and weapons caches.

Great Big Nerd said...

Well, that explains why Johnny Storm died of mesothelioma in 1981.

SallyP said...

I don't quite know why, but I always find plans and layouts to be fascinating.

And yeah, Johnny better lay off of the asbestos.