Infographics are a visually engaging, sometimes clever, and usually innovative way of projecting information. There have been some excellent infographics published in respect of comic books (and related media) recently. Here are our top ten, in reverse order. (Where we have been able to credit the creators, we have done so.) The only shame of these is that the concepts almost exclusively relate to the titles of the two big US publishers, DC Comics and Marvel Comics. If readers are aware of any others, especially relating to other publishers, please let us know.
The Merry-Go-Round Goes Boom!
The Unhappy Fates of Satellite Headquarters Review by DG Stewart, 15 April 2016 Orbital bases for superheroes in comic books have three principal attractions: a. the visual impact, which comic books do so well, of a machine perched above the world; b. the message to readers of the protoganist’s technological might; and c. the temptation … Read more
Urban Architecture in Comic Books
Modern building materials and advanced design has meant that urban architecture, generally, has become bigger and more ambitious. Structures which seemed enormously grand in the 1940s – 1980s are now dwarfed by contemporary architecture. This has been mirrored in comic books. Some of the buildings which have appeared in the past were either mirrors of … Read more