superman_infographic061113The nice people over at comiXology sent me this infographic last week and I thought it would be keen to post it.  I think that this is a neat insight into the minds of those that use comiXology to buy their comics.  Most of the results aren’t surprising. Some were.  Others were just amusing.

Are you ready for some bullet points?

  • It makes sense that 9 out of 10 people polled were going to see Man of Steel in the theater and given the popularity of 3-D it likewise makes sense that half of those people would be seeing it in that format.
  • The fact that 61% of those polled preferred the Modern Era of Superman doesn’t surprise as I am assuming that most of the readers that took part in the survey are younger and because of that fact would prefer the more recent adventures of Superman compared to the Golden and Silver Age.  There are exceptions to this, of course as there are always exceptions to this sort of thing.
  • I don’t necessarily have an issue with Superman being involved with Wonder Woman but to me Lois Lane will always be the woman for him so it was nice to see that the majority of people that took part in the survey felt the same way.
  • It was interesting to see that Lana Lang and Chloe Sullivan scored the same amount of votes.  Of course it was even more interesting to see Chloe on the list at all given that she and Clark were never really involved on the show and definitely not in the comics.
  • It’s kind of cool that both Darkseid and Brainiac scored the same amount of votes when it comes to seeing a new villain on screen.  I would prefer Brainiac but the part of me that spent long hours playing with my Super Powers action figures as a kid would love to see Darkseid and Superman mix it up in live action.
  • Flight winning out as the favorite super power doesn’t surprise me.  Strength coming in second doesn’t either.
  • There is something amusing that Krypto won out over Jimmy Olsen as the supporting character people wanted to see Superman pal around with.  I wonder how Jimmy feels about losing out to a dog.
  • I think it is surprising and a bit telling that given an option readers chose Justice League over Superman and Action Comics as their favorite Superman book.  Even more surprising is that a book that isn’t even in the main continuity and features a Superman that…did a very bad thing to Joker tied with Action and that the Smallville comic received enough write-ins to be mentioned.  I’m not sure what this says about the current Superman books or what readers think of them but in all honesty I can’t argue with the results.

All in all an interesting little graphic.  I know this thing has been making the grounds and that I am hardly special in receiving it but it was nice to be contacted nonetheless.  Hopefully I’ll get more stuff like this in the future.

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