If Spiderman Moved to Columbus

by Maureen McCabe on October 22, 2007

Columbus skyline as a postcardOK first I want to thank Goran Utvic in Chicago for the idea. I enjoyed Goran’s post “If Spiderman decided that he no longer wanted to websling from the Empire State Building…” on ActiveRain

Before moving to Columbus I was told Columbus does not have a skyline… but I distinctly remembered driving by Columbus on my way between Dayton and Pittsburgh and seeing from I-70 what most would call a skyline, kinda sorta

Columbus is not NYC or Chicago or even Cleveland but Columbus does have a pretty skyline now…

If Spiderman moved to Columbus of course he’d have to become part of the downtown Columbus urban living scene.. and he’d be webslinging from the Levequespider webTower because it is of the correct vintage and has the all important art deco look. I don’t think I saw the last Spiderman movie. Wasn’t part of it shot in downtown Cleveland because of “the look.”

What about other cartoon characters… If they recently read that Columbus was one of the most stable housing markets in the US and decided to pack up their cartoon family and relocate to Central Ohio where would they buy a home?  This is all purely conjecture… don’t start any rumors that Nancy or Calvin and Hobbes are moving to Columbus.

Columbus map with gridI think Blondie and Dagwood would live in Upper Arlington.

I think ‘The Family Circus’ would move to Westerville or Dublin.

If Classic Peanuts moved from Charles Schultz’ beloved St. Paul… I think they’d be comfortable in the Clintonville area.

Apartment 3G (is that comic panel even still around? I loved it as a kid… we were talking about boy comic stips and girl comic strips a couple of weeks ago… when I was a little girl, I was a girl, so I liked Apartment 3G and Nancy and Family Circle not Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon or even Spiderman… anyway Margo, Tommie and Luann (I think that was their names ) would live in some downtown Columbus trendy rental area…

I had to look it up. Yes the cartoon Apartment 3G is still around. This from King Features explains it all.

“Apartment 3-G was created in 1961 by psychiatrist Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis. Already the originator of two successful soap-opera comic strips, “Rex Morgan, M.D.” and “Judge Parker,” Dr. Dallis wanted to turn his attention to a phenomenon that was sweeping the nation: working women.”

Gee I read “Rex Morgan, M.D.” and “Judge Parker,” as a kid too…. hmmm Rex Morgan MD would live in Upper Arlington, Grandview or Marble Cliff for proximity to Riverside hospital, Grant Hospital and OSU hospitals. Judge Parker would live in German Village…(or is the Judge dead….) Sam Driver and Abbey Spencer would live in Bexley, are they married? Living together? It’s been a long time…

If Hi and Lois moved to Central Ohio, I think they’d be most comfortable in the Worthington area and Lois who is a real estate agent could come work at the Worthington Real Living HER office.

Stay tuned there might be a soap operaish blog cartoon strip in here somewhere…

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1 Teri Lussier October 22, 2007 at 07:58 pm

This is so cute.

I’m wondering where the Doonesbury crew would hang…

2 MaureenMcCabe October 22, 2007 at 08:27 pm

I could not place them in Columbus Teri, I thought and thought. I think they would probably live in Yellow Springs. Do you cover that market? Can I refer them to you?

Doesn’t one of the characters live on Walden Pond? We have a Walden Pond or maybe it is Walden Reserve… but it is a pond or lake at Blendon Woods Metro Park… but the residential areas around the Blendon Woods Park are just not really Doonsburyish to me.

3 Teri Lussier October 24, 2007 at 10:20 am

Of course! Yellow Springs is the perfect place for the Doonesbury crew. Everything they need and would want is right there.

Sure, refer them to me. I’ll take good care of them, as always. :-)

4 Deeds May 24, 2009 at 06:03 am

Yeah, Abbey & Sam are married. I think they got married December 31, 1999. I'd love to see that old strip again. Damn near 10 years

5 MaureenMcCabe May 24, 2009 at 11:14 am

hmmmm Abbey & Sam??

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