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So in DC shows like Supergirl, and The Flash and other fiction often, when Earth or Humanity is spoken of, what is really meant is, America.

For example Supergirl deals with aliens on Earth, but really, just aliens in America. In The Flash, when Earth say 2 or 19 is spoken of, what really is referred to is the USA in those universes.

Now I know the USA basically produces all the shows so it's only natural to be all about the USA. However it would be fun in a while to see a story for an episode or two take place outside of the US.

I know Arrow has Russia moments, but Russia is depicted as this corrupt, terrible place. If a country is not a US ally, then often in fiction it's demonised to the core. Honestly seeing a story take place in an objectively depicted non-Western aligned nation, or even a Western nation but not the US would be hugely satisfying for once.
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Krrish was a pretty okay attempt, but I think Superheroes have never gained much of a traction in India for the same reasons as Mika mentions. (I mean, Indian superheroes. Batman and Superman are very famous and very much loved as are some of the Marvel guys, especially Spiderman) Because we have our own myths and legends that work very well in capturing the imagination.

You have Chota Bhim (Little Bhim), My Friend Ganesh and Krishna in cartoons. While Ganesh and Krishna are supposed to be Gods (different versions of one true God), you would never feel that from the way they behave in these cartoons or movies. They behave more like superheroes than the spiritual representations of them that you see in actual Indian mythology (where they give discourses on the nature of the universe). At least, that is what I saw in the couple of movies I watched recently with my young cousin (before i got bored). They seem like a mix of Western superheroes and Indian cultural markers. Ganesh even plays ice hockey and goes around in a sledge pulled by mice to the tune of Jingle Bells (I wondered why nobody sued the makers for the tune. Is it beyond copy right?). They are pretty popular among 3-7 year olds though. :D

For adults, they have a couple of movies where a ghost or any of the mythical Indian creatures appears and strikes a friendship with the title character (which I have seen in Hollywood too really).

As for your question Fed Guy, I guess Romulus answered it. But, I'd venture to say that it'd be good for the companies to actually bring different countries and cultures into the comic book world. It's expand their world so much; make it richer and livelier. But comic books just like any established business venture might feel a bit wary about exploring new avenues I guess. Why change something that works?

A couple of episodes outside US, even in Britain or Canada or Australia, would be nice though.
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I think there are some british based comic books, usually because the authors are british (Constantine for example). I know DC once tried to do Justice League Europe, but it seems it wasn't popular.

As for international superheroes, check out Krrish for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uplLxLH5Lq8

I think Japan and China also do a lot of superheroes (like all those tv shows that Power Rangers are based on). For example, Heroic Trio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVKza6pzggk
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If quintessentially British Sherlock Holmes can be relocated to the USA, surely Kara could move in with Mrs Hudson in Baker Street for a few weeks! The DEO could have an office here for tax purposes. Melissa in a deerstalker would be something to behold!
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Haha lol yeah I meant within American works like DC and Marvel howcome no other country has superheros lol
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The Philippines has Darna. I'm quite sure India has their own Superman who could also dance and sing. Japan had a Spiderman with a giant robot. :D

I have a feeling I misunderstood your question...

Oh and that brings the question, how come no other country has superheroes?
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I think Comic books are a part of the American culture and the modern definition of superheroes comes from America so it's no surprise that almost all superheroes live in USA. It's kind of their birth place:D

by the way after the introduction of comic strips in USA the Japanese made their own kind of Comics and named it Manga with their special drawings which I also love and read many of them :)

anyways what I meant to say is that if you look for superheroes in your own country or culture, you better search in the history of the legends in your culture like the Greek gods. As for my culture, I live in Iran or better known as Persia in old days, we have a lot of ancient stories about legends and people who were bullet proof or had some special powers and so. I read somewhere that since USA is not ancient they don't have these old stories on their history so the superheroes make up for that;) ( I don't mean it in a bad way:D I really love superheroes!)
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Rule of thumb: If the show is US-based and US-produced / backed, it will more likely than not be set in the US. This is how the general DC / Marvel comic universes work. They cater their biggest consumer market, the United States.

There are other superheroes in other countries and they are worthy of note, but they tend not to be feature prominently in the mainstream Marvel or DC universes and if you really wish to find other non-US superheroes, you'd have to look more to independent comic labels in various countries. They do exist, but you have to really look for them. However, both Marvel and DC have non-US superheroes in their stables but they tend to work out of the / a main US base of operations (i.e. The X-Men, etc.)

Btw, many Marvel and DC titles have art and stories done by non-US contributors. It's just a question of reading up on them and knowing who's who.
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You mean like Darna in the Philippines or Captain Britain in England?
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Oh and that brings the question, how come no other country has superheroes?
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