According To A New Study Spider-Man Is America's Favorite Superhero By A Wide Margin
A new survey on each state's favorite superhero establishes once and for all that America adores Spider-Man, who outperforms the runners-up by a wide margin.
In a recent Wisevoter poll of America's top superheroes, Spider-Man was named the favorite in 25 states, with Batman coming in second with only 10 votes. Superman (4), Wonder Woman (2), Aquaman (2), Captain Marvel (2), Wolverine (2), Captain America (Alaska), Iron Man (New Mexico), and Black Panther were also state favorites (Oregon).
Comic book movies have taken over modern culture, and superhero comics have witnessed a surge in popularity as a result. The study also said that comic books had grown in popularity in the previous two years, particularly since Marvel and DC "pivoted into the digital domain" and made their comics considerably easier to get in digital versions during the epidemic.
According to Wisevoter statistics, "the market size [including digital and print sales] increased by more than 60% between 2020 and 2021." Marvel and DC remain the two greatest brands in comics, with Marvel having a 31.7% market share in 2021 and DC following with 27.1%.
In the United States, the Marvel vs. DC struggle was fierce, with Marvel heroes eventually gaining 32 seats to only 18 for Justice League members. However, with the addition of the Top Five statistics for each state, Batman becomes more constant, appearing in the top five for every single state. In comparison, third-place finisher Superman barely made it into the top five in 37 states.
For the past two decades, Spider-Man has been a consistent presence in film and television, with three Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man films starring Tobey Maguire premiering in 2002, 2004, and 2007, and the two Amazing Spider-Man films starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Marc Webb premiering in 2012 and 2014. The character first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, as played by Tom Holland, before receiving standalone films in 2017, 2019, and 2021, in addition to additional MCU appearances.