Yes, you read it right -- "Relocating the Marvel Universe" is back and we've continued our trip down the Atlantic Coast to North Carolina, the home of a great college basketball program and a whole lot of lighthouses.
But writing this entry proved to be a bit more difficult than I first expected. You see North Carolina just isn't very conducive to superheroing. There are a fair amount of cities, but none are very big. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, when much of the groundwork of the Marvel Universe was laid out, the southern Atlantic states -- North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia -- were pretty much viewed as a hillbilly-filled backwater, but since then they've grown enormously -- especailly Georgia and North Carolina.
With that in mind, the "theme" for North Carolina became "second chances": Villains who turned their lives around. People who moved on and those who are seeking to repent.
From that idea, North Carolina became the haven for a would-be alien conquerer, a wannabe Iron Man, a Spider-inspired upstart, a castaway cousin and a burglar gone-good.
What characters have made North Carolina their home? Check out "Relocating the Marvel Universe -- Part 35 -- North Carolina" for all the details.
Learn more about the Relocating series itself here!