When Marvel announced an API at the start of this year, comics fans got excited to see what developers could do with it. Here’s one of the coolest examples we’ve seen yet: World of X, an interactive map showing important locations from the X-Men series.
Created by Nclud designer Kyle Conrad, World of X offers summaries for each location and links to series that used it as a setting. The map uses night images from NASA to a nice effect, though the animations were a tad choppy on my computer.
If you grew up reading and watching X-Men, you can easily spend an hour poking around the map. Just be careful if you start clicking through to the Marvel.com links, as you might find yourself reading comics for the rest of the day.