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NYTimes: Superheroes

This is a visualization of the frequency of the words 'Superman', 'Batman' and 'Spider-man' in New York Times articles since 1981.

 

The big spikes are all surrounding the release of movies. It's interesting to see two things: the climb of Spider-Man from obscurity to household name, and the general increase of mentions of superheroes as a whole.

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Taken on February 7, 2009