When dealing with superheroes, it usually comes down to who would beat who in a one-on-one fight. Good guys, bad guys—we just can’t help but wonder who’d prove to be the best of them all.
But how often have you wondered about the financial status of your favorite comic book characters? Not very often, in all likelihood. And if it is often, it’s time for you to take a vacation. Somewhere nice. I recommend Maui. It’s lovely.
Anyway…a new infographic called Superhero Economics does just that, comparing the money earned and money spent numbers for the regular everyday gentlemen who become DC Comics’ Batman and Marvel’s Spider-Man, Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker. We all know who would win in a money fight between the two characters, but the comparison looks at who the men are, what they do, how much they spend, and, perhaps most interestingly, how many years it would take them to make the amount of money all of their movies combined have made in worldwide box office.
Check out the Superhero Economics infographic below.
In honor of the release of The Amazing Spider-Man I am back with another geek-themed recipe. This time, I’m presenting you with Aunt May’s most famous dish: Wheatcakes! Now, I can’t be sure if this is the recipe that she herself uses. Apparently Marvel has the recipe, but keeps it a closely guarded secret, known only to Joe Quesada, CB Cebulski, and that Wolverine that magically came out of the comics in the 80’s. But, I scoured the internet and found this recipe that I hope is a good substitute.
Marvel Comics has always been the most current/relatable of all the comic publishers and they’ve never shied away from the hot-button issues of the moment.
So it comes as no surprise that this week’s issue of Amazing Spider-Man finds our favorite wall crawler relating to those Americans hit hardest by the recession when Peter Parker becomes unemployed in Amazing Spider-Man #623.
The publisher released a new Pasqual Ferry teaser to the upcoming story by Mark Waid and Paul Azaceta. Check out the image and Marvel’s full press release below regarding the issue, which comes out tomorrow.