During the Sub-Mariner's first rampage through New York City in 1939, he ended up on Fifth Avenue. There he broke into a home where he startled a woman so badly she accidentally immolated herself with her own cigarette. Namor put out the fire before the flames could cause lethal damage and soon fled the area. In 1940, the Human Torch's ally Pete Johnson lived somewhere on or around Fifth Avenue. The Torch visited the area when he sought out Pete in order to join the New York City Police Department.
Once Spider-Man defeated Mysterio, he sailed across Fifth Avenue, landing, quite gracefully, in a department store window.
Simon Steele used to hide in a townhouse on Fifth Avenue with video cameras mounted on the outside and heavily armed private guards who patrolled its inner reaches.
Pursued by Spider-Man, Dominic Fortune and Silver Sable, he and Sabbath Raven managed to escape via a secret underground tunnel.
Escaping from the upstate New York monastery of the Knights Templar, the Cadre hitched a ride in a truck bound for Manhattan, arriving in Fifth Avenue, but a pothole caused their powers to activate, wrecking the truck. With their powers active in the middle of the city, they caused a major commotion, which drew the attention of Spider-Man, the NYPD, and Code: Blue. Eventually, Chloe Tran, who recognized the trio as Hellbent, arrived and calmed Dementia, and Spider-Man formed a web-dome to provide them all a break to regain their composure. Chloe explained their origins, but Spider-Man, while sympathetic, tried to stop them from departing without facing the consequences for their actions. When Code: Blue attacked anew, however, Spider-Man allowed the group to escape.
Following the directions given by Connor Trevane, Spider-Man came to the Chameleon's brownstone, located in 50 Central Park East, and, after defeating the mercenary squad whom he hired for protection, ransacked his safe house in retaliation for having simulated the return of Richard and Mary Parker.
Many justly famous buildings line the fabled Fifth Avenue, but none are more notorious than the venerable mansion that houses the Hellfire Club.
Points of Interest
- 840 Appearances of Fifth Avenue
- 66 Minor Appearances of Fifth Avenue
- 11 Media Fifth Avenue was Mentioned in
- 6 Images featuring Fifth Avenue
- Location Gallery: Fifth Avenue
Links and References
- Marvel Mystery Comics #2
- Marvel Mystery Comics #7
- Amazing Spider-Man #13
- Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #3
- Daredevil #178
- Thor #354
- Daredevil #220
- Web of Spider-Man #71
- Web of Spider-Man #72
- Web of Spider-Man Annual #9
- Spider-Man #45
- Amazing Spider-Man #416
- Venom Finale #1
- Venom Finale #2
- Avengers Vol 3 #10
- Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #1
- Fantastic Four Annual #1999
- Fantastic Four #569
- Amazing Spider-Man #673
- Thunderbolts Vol 2 #16
- Spider-Man 2099 Vol 2 #12