"Mutants, mavericks, masterminds, monsters, mechas and magicians all come from somewhere," observes the Movoto real estate blog. And, using the official Marvel Universe database, they've pinpointed and mapped the birthplaces of 75 heroes, villains and supporting characters.

An Astonishing Global Map of Marvel Character Origins

An Astonishing Global Map of Marvel Character Origins

One pattern is clear: You don't have to be born in New York to be a superhero—but from the looks of this map, it could probably help.

See the full-sized, interactive version of the map at the Movoto blog.