Why superheroes always win

2019-02-27 08:16:01

PITY the villains of the Marvel comics – they never had a chance against superheroes like Spider-Man. An analysis of the social webs within the fictional Marvel universe reveals that villains were banished to the periphery of society, while the superheroes were well connected. Physicist Pablo Gleiser of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studied the social web within the fictional universe of Marvel comics, comprising 6486 characters in 12,942 issues. Taking two characters to be linked if they appeared in the same issue,