When DC Comics bid farewell this morning on Twitter to New York City, its home since the founding of National Allied Publications in 1934, it may not have expected the touching reply from its biggest competitor.
"Thanks, NYC, for being part of DC Comics' history for so many years," the publisher tweeted as the last of its staff makes the move to Burbank, California. "And special thanks to everyone who's worked here over those years."
In response, Marvel, which will remain in Manhattan, posted an appropriately tearful GIF from Guardians of the Galaxy:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) April 10, 2015
Formally announced in October 2013, the move sees DC's editorial operations join its digital and advertising divisions in a swanky building nestled beside Disney/ABC, and less than a mile from Warner Bros. Studios. The other departments were relocated to Burbank in 2010.