Oh hell yeah. The X-Men comic books and accompanying mid-90s cartoon were probably some of my favorite things ever growing up. And now, the current X-Men team in the comics have moved to the Bay.
It makes a lot of sense really. The X-Men stories have always been about escaping persecution, tolerance of differences, etc. Where better for them to be located than a “sanctuary city” like SF?
Axel Alonso, executive editor at Marvel Comics, is a San Francisco native and the driving force behind bringing the X-Men to the Bay. When asked how far he is willing to go when it comes to including local landmarks and Bay Area minutiae in the books, Alonso replied:
“All the way. For me, I want to see the X-Men eating at La Taqueria on 26th and Mission and enjoying the carne asada taco. I want to see (X-Men member) Emma Frost getting out of bed in a Monta Ellis Golden State Warriors jersey. I want to feel that culture.”
How dope is that?
Maybe the X-Men can fight the rampant gentrification that is drastically changing the city for the worse as well!