Metropolis is one of the most developed, prosperous and densely populated cities of the fictional world. This is a recognized business center and home base of the largest (albeit also fictitious) corporations. Arendator.ru tells how a superhero megalopolis works and where superheroes live in it.
Metropolis does not just provide a backdrop for the characters – it is a character in itself. Moreover, such a character who has his own urban alter ego – Gotham. If Gotham is New York below 14th Street, then Metropolis is New York above 14th Street. Gotham is a nightly, gloomy, noir city, Metropolis is daytime, dynamic, business and businesslike. Gotham is dominated by the tragedy of a discredited utopia of universal law and integrity. Metropolis is free from such injuries. It is still unclear how they are located relative to each other. According to one version, there are hundreds of kilometers between them, and according to another, they are neighbors occupying different shores of one bay. Continue reading