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    "I like to... watch..." Kirk G's Avatar
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    Default Lets Count How Many Cities Marvel has Destroyed

    To pursue a point made in another thread, let's count how many times Marvel has actually destroyed a major city in one of their books. Now, destroyed is a subjective term, so let's give some latitude here. If it was major widespread distruction, we'll count it.

    To start us off, I'll list a few:

    Wasn't it part of New York City or was it Baltimore that The Red Skull had detonated in the first Man Out of Time arc by Brubaker?

    Didn't the Submariner wipe out the waterfront of NYC in Fantastic Four Annual #1? Or was that merely a threat?
    The Thing carried an atomic bomb on his back into the heart of Giaganto in FF #4 with the Submariner as villian.

    "Central City" does not answer" from about FF #290 or so came just at the end of Byrne's run, but the city technically wasn't destroyed.

    The Baxter Building was lifted off into space both in FF #6 by Doom and again in the mid 268-ish Byrne run by Kristoff as Doom. But that doesn't count as the whole city.

    The Red Skull lifted Manhattan in a bubble back in Tales of Suspense #89-90 or so with Gil Kane drawing. Now, the city was returned in place without dropping it, but that's the most vivid image I can recall.

    Oh, and who can forget Pittsburgh being whiped out by a blast in the New Universe? That's got to be tough to get over....

    How about Kang dropping a bomb over New York(?) in the 12 part New Centurian Sword of Damacies arc over in Avengers volume 3 circa 40-52?
    Anyone else got any examples to cite? :D
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    Kang utterly destroyed Washington DC in "The Kang Dynasty." Fortunately it got better.
    Back in the day IIRC both Red Ronin and Terminus carved major swaths of destruction through New York.

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    In the New Universe, Marvel reduced Pittsburgh to the Pitt, after a major energy discharge by Starbrand.
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    She Hulk destoryed somewhere in Disassembled...there was that great issue of She Hulk when she went back to help with the clean up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombienorthstar
    She Hulk destoryed somewhere in Disassembled...there was that great issue of She Hulk when she went back to help with the clean up.
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    Magneto destroys New York in Morrison's "New X-Men."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Foreigner
    Magneto destroys New York in Morrison's "New X-Men."
    You mean, Xorneto destroyed New York. ;) :D
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    I'm sure Denver felt some damage during the Secret Wars!!!

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    Tokyo got hit hard by Titannus in Marvel Team up 11-13.

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    Genosha, in New X-Men.

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    North Pole, Alaska in New Avengers.
    Also, whatever city Nitro blows up in CW...

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    spiderman 1 and 2 xmen 1 and 2 are in NY as well. i looked it up and out of all the movies terminator 3 has done the most damage to a city. so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkG
    Wasn't it part of New York City or was it Baltimore that The Red Skull had detonated in the first Man Out of Time arc by Brubaker?
    Philadelphia.

    And re lifting Manhattan: a group of aliens did the same thing in FF during Avengers Disassembled. Although they were courteous enough to return it. And of course, there's the infamous issue where Hercules has to somehow tow Manhattan back into place -- the wrong way around.

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    In Marvel Graphic Novel: Futurians New York is destroyed by a metorite pulled from space by the 'bad guys'

    Futurians is not in the main stream MU though...

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    San Francisco was completely destroyed in Transformers: Generation 2 # 11 (?).

    Not sure about the issue number though.

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