Friday, April 15, 2011

Four-Color Cross Sections for the Crawling

My post of the Krypton maps went over so well last week, I thought I'd offer a few more maps from the pages of comics this week (plus it allows me to squeeze in a little more Weird Adventures writing time).  This time, here's something for the fans of cross sectional maps like in the Holmes basic set. 

If you're thinking about taking somebody's stuff, what better dungeon to raid than the one belonging to the guy with "those wonderful toys":


That's nice, but lacking some cool details--so to reall blow your delvers' minds combine it with this isomorphic map:


The batcaves all well and good, but maybe you want a whole under-mountain of exploration.  The Challengers of the Unknown's secret base has you covered:


Hey, Risus Monkey...How about these as geomorph fodder? ;)

11 comments:

Zombiecowboy said...

Awesome! That might be a fun reversal to have the players be the villains for a change(maybe just a one shot)and raid the batcave.

Pierce said...

wow, now those are lairs. pretty snazzy.

Desert Scribe said...

I remember the 1980s GI Joe comic book had a similar cross section of the Joes' base, which was beneath the motor pool of the assistant chaplain's school at an army base in New Jersey.

ChicagoWiz said...

Combine this with "How to Host a Dungeon" and you'd be all set!

christian said...

I want to live in Challengers Mountain.

Trey said...

@Desert Scribe - I think I vaguely remember that, too. I'll have to try to dig that one up.

@ChicagoWiz - Yeah, you're right. It's all you'd need.

@Christian - It is pretty snazzy isn't it? You could probably get those guys into permaculture, too. :)

Needles said...

Love the second Batman cave that is an incredible cross section. Thanks Trey!

Sean Robson said...

Thanks, Trey, this is awesome. I used to love Challengers of the Unknown when I was a kid, but I don't recall ever seeing a cross section of Challengers Mountain before.

Trey said...

You're welcome. That map came from the original Who's Who in the Dc Universe.

Justin S. Davis said...

I love those vertical maps from old comics.

I remember obsessing over the cross-section of Daredevil's brownstone as a kid, because--Hey! I could build that!

And regarding Batman, I think there's one out there that also diagrams his 1970s swingin' bachelor penthouse/skyscraper cave.

Trey said...

I'll have to look for that one. That's the era that Grant Morrison called "Hairy-chested 70s Love god" Batman.