From the cape clad heroes to the sketchy superheroes, comic books are a parallel world for people who identify themselves with the extraordinary! A place where every character is made with extreme precision and passion, the popularity of comic books has known no heights ever since the initial intervention of a certain Kryptonian crime-fighter in the year 1938. Though the age of computers might have taken a toll on the initial glory of comic books for some, the true fans of the books are still intact, witnessing the conventions and comic-cons around the world with vigour in their approach.
But when the question comes for best destinations for a comic fan, to pinpoint the position of the same is indeed a tough task. However with many reviews and personal experience, we have managed to put down a list of the top 5 destinations you can visit to subdue your itch for action:
1. The Super Museum, Illinois
Before the introduction of Superman to the world, who would have thought that caped crusading would be a thing? Judging by the question posed, it is easily assumable that the place is dedicated to superhero fans of every variety. Visiting our hero, Superman, in his hometown of Metropolis, complete with a tiny oddity tucked along with every turn you make, this place will definitely get your spirit soaring. Profuse with movie props, costumes, toys and artwork aligning the walls of this spectacular place, the Super Museum is like a peek-a-boo into Superman’s personal journal. Everywhere you look, the essence of the superhero can be found from the towering Superman statue to the Superman phone booth to the Superman themed newspapers; a place you just can’t afford to miss!
2. Madame Tussauds, London
How many people can say they have accompanied Spiderman on a mission hanging down a roof! Well if you can’t, Madame Tussauds London is a place that you should head to. The museum acts as a magnet to comic books and superhero fans around the world, hosting a place to shoot photographs with life-like statues of Iron Man and his gang of superheroes. Another attraction working in the favour of the place is the exhibition of the authentic Marvel 4D movies with highly impacting special effects and action flying everywhere in the air. This posh museum located in the heart of England is all prepared to give you a Marvel-lous experience!
3. Leaping Windows Café, Mumbai
After finding yourself in Mumbai with hours of spare time, Leaping Windows Café is one of the best ways to kill time without involving yourself in a mall, Barista or traffic. Exhibiting 2000 comic books on the shelves, this cafe includes the basics from Tin-Tin, Asterix, Calvin and Hobbes to the rare ones including Alan Moore, and the graphic novels including Marvel Comics’ and an impressive Manga range. The place consists of “A few indoor tables, a couple outside, a super sketched wall and Suzette-like dark interiors, making this café geek-chic.” So visit the place today to flip through these at the Leaping Window premises using comfy floor mats and cushioned seats at a meagre amount of 30 rs per hour.
4. Toy & Action Figure Museum, Oklahoma
How many places do you hold so close to your heart that you wish you had more than two eyes to see them? This Toy& Action Figure Museum opened up in a 6000 square foot building in the year of 2005, has earned its name as one of Time Magazine’s ‘ Top 50 Most Authentic American Experiences’. Thanks to the presence of the Museum in the region that Paul’s Valley has risen to a destination city, making it the only city to hold world’s first museum devoted to the art and sculpting action figures. Started by a local artist and toy designer, this museum currently showcases a varied collection of 12,000 classic pop culture figures all the way back from the50’s.
5. The Bronson Caves, Los Angeles
Did it ever occur to you that you might have handled the situation better than the superhero? Well here is your opportunity to experience that in first hand. As you approach the entrance, as you stand there on these caves rising from the soil of Griffith Park in Los Angeles, that cape tied behind your back may not be invisible to other, but is evident to your heart. This is your entrance into the Batcave from the classic 1960’s Batman TV show. Other places that the cave has been featured include Batman: The Movie, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Voyager, making it an indelible choice for superhero adventures and realising your childhood dream.
So if you are one of those people who zoned out of the present to bust their stress, these comic museums are your calling! You must have, at least once in your lifetime, wanted to be a superhero. Well if you aren’t blessed with the superpowers, how about pretending to have some? These amazing holiday destinations for comic fans take you to a world of heroes and villains and things supernatural!