Sciweavers Avengers, Assembled (and Visualized) – Part 1 This post is about comics. It’s also about superheroes, robots, Norse gods, shrinking men, and women made of light – so it makes sense that it was inspired in the first place by a 10 year-old. Last week, I was pointed by Santiago Ortiz to this excellent chart made by Theo Zaballos, in which he plots the relative interestingness in Avengers characters from the animated series, over time. I started reading comics in 1985 (coincidentally, when I was 10). There’s a huge storehouse of mythology, cultural touchstones, and real historical events contained in the pages of the 570 issues of the Avengers. Inspired by Theo, and using comicvine.com’s API, I’ve put together a few datasets and some tools that I can use to visually explore some of this leotarded history. The Avengers has been published pretty much continuously since 1963. Now, you might be aware of a little, low budget art-house movie that’s being released tomorrow about this particular group of costumed heroes. Let’s have a look:
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