Jer Thorp visualizes data behind The Avengers

»So far, the discussion has been mostly around the characters of the Avengers, at a collective level. Lots of data is available about each individual character, as well – for example we can look at any Avenger and see every appearance they’ve made over the last 50 years.« — Jer Thorp

Analysis of Creators and Letterers

»For the first time here we can see that we can gets some information about the individual issues past the issue number. We can look at the title, the characters who appeared in the issue, the geographic locations involved in the issue (from Alaska to the Kree homeworld), and more (the Comic Vine API offers the possibility of concepts to be linked with individual issues as well, but this information hasn’t been well-populated in the wiki).«

Gods/Eternals per issue

Iron Man Analysis

»Besides that, what have we learned from this two-part data-exploration of the Avengers? You’ve probably learned that I have too much time on my hands. I’ve learned that I really need to get my old collection out of storage and revisit some of these excellent stories. I’ve also learned that, if there’s one form of punctuation that defined the silver age of comics… it’s the ellipsis. So, to finish us off, here’s a medley of the 53 ellipsified issues in the history of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes:«

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