Clash of the Titans in Connecticut

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By Neal Comments

The Stamford Advocate takes an advance look at one of this summer’s major comic book plotlines? And why, you ask, would Marvel’s Civil War series be of interest to the suburban enclave’s 117,000 residents? Because to kick off the story, in May’s debut issue the city blows up real good.

“Although [Marvel editor-in-chief Joe] Quesada could not say whether the series’ artists will render any Stamford landmarks, one scene shows apartment buildings that resemble the downtown, and one editorial description refers to the epicenter of the blast as ‘the Riverbank Massacre.’ Riverbank is a road in Stamford where the Mead School, formerly Riverbank Elementary, is located.”

Turns out Marvel scripter Jeph Loeb (who isn’t the actual writer on Civil War, but was consulted during the story development process) used to go to that school when he was a wee lad.