Hi all. I don't know about the rest of you, but after reading marvel comics for 35 years, I have come to a startling conclusion... normal people living in the Marvel 616 universe are insane. This topic stems from a discussion I had with Draco Nomicon in my shop today about what it would be like to live on 616 Earth. Particularly, living in New York City. After naming every event for the last seven years and realizing that seven years in our world is less than two in the 616 universe, one can quickly see just how much crap a standard New Yorker would have to deal with. Then this question came up... Why would anyone still want to live in New York City? After two alien invasions, I wouldn't care if I was destitute, I would walk away from NYC. I would say I'd find some place in the mid west to live, but hey look, Asgard just popped up in Kansas. And after thinking about it a little more, we couldn't find one safe place to live in the US in 616. I can see why most kids in the 616 would want super powers, they aren't wanting to emulate their heroes, they want the powers to survive. Yeah, I'm exaggerating a bit, but think about how all of that crap happening in our own world. Colorado has a prison where a lot of these super villains are held until the next breakout occurs. And God help you if you live in San Francisco right now. Hell, I had to wonder why anyone who had no powers would commit a crime in any city in 616. Especially NYC. Nevermind getting strung up on a lamppost by Spider-Man's webbing, what criminal in their right mind would risk becoming Punisher victim #4,751? So what do you guys think?