Equality, Progressive Politics, San Francisco ... and the X-Men?

A popular comic title that focuses on equality moves its heroes to the Bay Area.
When I was a kid I read a lot of comic books. To be honest, as an adult I probably read more than average. But in all the years that I've been enjoying our modern take on mythology one thing has always bothered me: Why in the hell is it that so many superheroes live in New York City?

Sure you've got Batman and Superman, but everyone knows what city Gotham and Metropolis are actually supposed to be. As long as there have been comics, most caped crusaders have shared the location city of their HQ with the U.N. Building, and (as someone who has never lived in NYC) it's bothered me.

Well no more. Marvel's X-Men are moving out of New York City's suburbs and will now call the Bay Area home. As a proud resident of San Francisco I couldn't be more excited. But Marvel Comics didn't make such a large change to one of their most popular titles just for kicks, it seems equality politics plays a role:
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