by Tim Leong

Reviewer Rating:
4

Review

This gloriously silly collection of comics-related infographics comes from Tim Leong, an art director at Wired magazine. The assorted charts and pie graphs are funny, irreverent and sometimes even informative! Highlights include a Chris Ware sadness scale, a Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes (Cape, Tragically Dead Parents, Underwear on the Outside), and a chart that delineates where various heroes and villains fall on the political spectrum (Iron Man and Sinestro fall pretty close together, but the Joker is in a class of his own). One of my favorites is a flowchart showing how the Punisher would handle various hypothetical situations, with all paths leading to “Kill him.” Highly recommended for fans and non-fans of comics.

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