Of course, data about the Avengers has been available for a long time. After all, Marvel first introduced the superhero team back in 1963. So to celebrate the new release, we rounded up our all-time favorite visualizations about the Marvel universe:
- "Wheels within Wheels" by Chris Toomey
Chris used Wikipedia data to create this stunning visualization about Marvel comic characters. Explore each character’s history (divided into Avengers and X-Men characters) from 1963 to present day.
Click the image to see the live visualization, then read Chris’ blog post about how he made it.
- “The Marvel Comic Universe” by Curtis Harris
Curtis tapped the Marvel API to discover which characters have the most significance across decades of comics. His findings? There is a long tail of characters that only appear once or twice over decades of comics.
To learn how to use the Marvel API, check out Curtis’ blog post!
This last visualization is all about color and branding, and it focuses on the Avengers specifically. Since their 1963 debut, have Avengers comic book covers become darker?
This visualization appeared in the Wall Street Journal last month. Click the image above to explore it yourself!