Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City, located between the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States of America and the fifth-largest park in New York City by area, covering 843 acres.
When Dr. Doom acquired Silver Surfer's cosmic powers, he attacked the Thing and slowed down to a standstill the vibration rate of his body, transforming him into a virtual living statue, until he was discovered by the Human Torch and freed by Wyatt Wingfoot using Mr. Fantastic's metabolism accelerator.
During a large celebration held in honor of the Avengers, where Hercules officially joined the team, the Super-Adaptoid attacked the group. After a long battle the Adaptoid was beaten when it tried to use all its different powers at once, effectively short-circuiting it.
Looking for the Jester after his televised promise to capture him, Daredevil was guided by an insistent, high-pitched signal receiver to Central Park, where he was quickly defeated by the villain and surrounded by police.
Framed for a murder wrap, Daredevil somehow avoided the gunshots and managed to escape.
After Rachel Summers attempted to murder Selene, Rachel fled to Central Park. While in "The Ramble" section of Central Park, she discovered the bodies bodies of a mugger, and the mugger's and intended victim, whom Selene had murdered to recover from Rachel assassination attempt.
Central Park was also the site of a battle between The X-Men, and the original incarnation of Freedom Force.
During the "Invasion of the Spider-Slayers", Spider-Man fought a winged robot in the sky over Central Park.
Dead Aim tried to shoot at Spider-Man but kept missing him and was hit by a Foreigner shot, without result. The two fled and Dead Aim didn't follow them.
Central Park played a pivotal role during the "Secret Invasion" when Thor (as well as dozens of other heroes) initiated an all-out attack against the Skrull occupation. It was there that Janet van Dyne gave her life to stop the Skrulls and it was here that Norman Osborn shot and killed the Skrull Empress.
Juggernaut crashed here after being defeated by Captain Universe.
A transformed Tempest Monroe trailed Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara) to Restoration Park. While searching for him, she found Officer Zadan and took her hostage. Spider-Man revealed himself, taking the officer's pistol and shooting Tempest. He forced Tempest to free Zadan and fall into the water. While Zadan called for backup, the super powered individuals fought it out. When Spider-Man returned with an unconscious Tempest, Zandan tried to convince her fellow officers that he wasn't a threat, but failed and watched as they opened fire at the fleeing superhero.
The area between Gapstow Bridge and the Central Park Zoo was eventually transformed by the planting of Flowers of Krakoa into a Krakoan Gateway, a pathway leading directly to the island of Krakoa in the South Pacific.
On this world, Namor and Sue Storm got better acquainted by taking a walk in Central Park. Loki later led a diverse Asgardian force and launched a massive attack on New York City through a portal into Central Park. The battle spread to other parts of Manhattan. The New Ulitmates were eventually able to slay Loki and stop this attack.
Unable to stop Qeelocke and another rampaging monster, the Fantastic Four and Gen¹³ drew them to Central Park to avoid civilian casualties. The two creatures engaged, subverting expectations by mating rather than fighting.
A failed experiment in the Horizon Labs of another universe transported anything Grady Scraps removed from his timeline to Earth-TRN207's Central Park. Two NYPD officers found a displaced Peter Parker sleeping amongst a ton of lead bars in the middle of the park. They began questioning Parker, but when they began investigating the bars, Parker slipped away.
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- See also: Category:Central Park
- 1,070 Appearances of Central Park
- 63 Minor Appearances of Central Park
- 64 Media Central Park was Mentioned in
- 32 Images featuring Central Park
- Location Gallery: Central Park
- 9 locations in Central Park
Links and References
- Strange Tales Annual #2
- Daredevil #2
- Daredevil #15
- Fantastic Four #58
- Avengers #39
- Avengers #45
- Daredevil #44
- Daredevil #45
- Thor #248
- Daredevil #191
- Amazing Spider-Man #368
- Spectacular Spider-Man #209
- Spectacular Spider-Man #210
- Spider-Man #45
- Spider-Man 2099 Vol 2 #12
- Marauders #1
- Ultimate Fantastic Four #25
- Ultimate New Ultimates #5
- Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man #1
- Gen¹³/Fantastic Four #1
- Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39