The Batcave is located in Gotham and the Daily Planet in Metropolis, but when I was in New York City recently, I got a chance to see where Alfred E. Neuman, Bruce Wayne, Diana Prince, and other comics characters really come from.
Getting a camera inside DC Comics is no mean feat, since photos can potentially reveal sensitive storyline information, and in the comics business, there's often a direct connection between storyline and marketing plan. At times I felt like I was.
The hallways and individual offices of the editors and staff were heavily decorated. Some people shut their doors when they saw I was being given a tour, but most didn't mind as long as I didn't photograph them.
The two major restrictions were that I was not allowed to take photos of people, since there could be story details and art tacked to the walls behind them, and I couldn't take photos of merchandise that used the likeness of another person for various copyright issues. So, you'll have to do an image search for what a Michael Keaton Batman pinball machine looks like.
However, there was a surprising amount I am able to show you, including wall murals, decorations, and artwork that's been flat-filed for more than 60 years. Click on the gallery above to see it.