Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe

(2013)
Super Graphic

Comic books, especially superhero comics, are not a part of my daily life, but I couldn’t resist the lure of the infographics in this book.  Once I started looking at the charts, I had to read every page, despite not recognizing many of the characters—especially the villains.

 

It was a delight to see such visually attractive design highlighting facts in ways I had never thought of:  villains or superheroes in order by weight, for example.   If you grew up during the 60s you know that the Batman TV series theme song only had 2 words in it:  “da” and “Batman”.  Did you ever wonder whether “da” was used more times than “Batman”?  This book shows you!

 

Tim Leong, one of Wired magazine’s art directors, has done a wonderful job of making statistics interesting with visual impact.  If you have an interest in comics you will surely find something new about your favorite comics.  Even if you don’t, this book is an amazing experience.

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