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tintin building

from tintin, hergé posted in comic books by nevereatshreddedwheat

The Tintin building (a.k.a. the Lombard building a.k.a. the Kuifje building) in Brussels, home of the Éditions du Lombard publishing house that published Tintin magazine (and the Dutch version Kuifje) from 1946-88.

On top of the building is an illuminated sign of Tintin and Snowy.

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statue of hergé

from hergé posted in comic books by nevereatshreddedwheat

You can find a bust of Belgian comics writer and artist Hergé on the corner of a street named in his honor in the French city Angoulême.

Hergé, who died in 1983, is best known for his comic book series The Adventures of Tintin. Steven Spielberg made a 3D Tintin movie in 2011, but I don't know anyone who saw it.

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xavier’s school for gifted youngsters

from x-men posted in comic books by pete_nice

This address is the fictional location of the X-Mansion (a.k.a Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters).

Originally in the Xavier family for 10 generations, Prof. Charles Xavier opened it as a school/training facility for mutants. The X-Mansion has taken on several different names and roles throughout the years, but the tenants are usually mutants doing mutant stuff.

Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, The X-Mansion first appeared with the X-Men in X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963).

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sanctum sanctorum

from dr. strange posted in comic books by pete_nice

This address is the fictional location of Dr. Stephen Strange's lair, the Sanctum Sanctorum. The three-story brownstone in Greenwich Village is home to Strange and his manservant, Wong, as well part-time residents Clea (Strange's lover/apprentice) and apprentice sorcerer Rintrah.

The building has served as headquarters for both the New Avengers and the Defenders. The second floor are sleeping quarters for Strange, Wong, and guests. The third floor is the Sanctum Sanctorum specifically- Dr. Strange's occult library housing the Book of Vishanti and the Orb of Agamotto.

The Sanctum Sanctorum first appeared with Doctor Strange in his debut in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963).

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foxwoods theatre

from spiderman: turn off the dark posted in comic books by pete_nice

Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is the most expensive Broadway production ever performed. It features music and lyrics written by Bono and the Edge. Since its creation, it has seen a number of cast injuries from the aerial "web" stunts; at one point, an actor fell 20 ft down into the orchestra pit.

However, Spiderman: The Musical marches on, so get your ticket before it becomes an early 21st century anecdote.

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