The Straits Times visualized the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a 3-D browsable network. Link colors represent type of relationship, and proximity naturally represents commonalities between characters. Click on individual characters for information on each. Turn on the sound for extra dramatics. Tags: comics, fiction, Marvel
Comics are a way to tell stories and for a while now, people have been interested in telling stories with data. So it’s only natural that the two would come together at some point. Data Comics is a collection that highlights the emerging genre. I’ve had Understanding Comics sitting on my desk for a couple of months now. Maybe it’s time to dig in. Tags: comics
Amanda Shendruk for The Pudding analyzed how genders are represented differently in comic books, focusing on “naming conventions, types of superpowers, and the composition of teams to see how male and female genders are portrayed.” The charts are good, but I’m pretty sure the animated GIFs for a handful of female characters make the piece. Tags: comics, gender, The Pudding
Jaakko Seppälä drew ten comic characters, each in its original style and in the style of the other nine. It's like the same source material can be shown and seen in different ways, communicating different moods and themes. Imagine that. See all 10. Tags: comics
Talent Lab is an application for human resource professionals to evaluate a work force. (I'm going to pretend that sentence didn't make me feel slightly dirty.) To demonstrate, they put in data for superheroes, so that you can explore abilities, talents, and demographics. This is great for me, because I'm building an Avengers-like workgroup. Tags: comics, human resources
The Avengers comic has been around since 1963 and the look and feel of characters have changed over the years. Jon Keegan for the Wall Street Journal looked at this change through color usage in the comic's covers. A zoomed out timeline shows all the cover colors at once, the middle strip shows a zoomed in view, and a click on each row shows the full cover. If you scan...