Revealed: Each State's Favorite Superhero
Posted on 9/23/2022
A recent analysis of who is the favorite superhero in each state ended up with Spider-Man posting some amazing results. Batman and Superman were next, followed by Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Wolverine and Wonder Woman.
On its website, WiseVoter explained: “As the world gravitates towards comic books, the top companies Marvel and DC have seen a rise in sales. As the comic book companies pivoted into the digital space during the pandemic, the market size grew by over 60% from 2020 to 2021. This includes both the digital and print sales. While Marvel recorded a market share of 31.7% in 2021, DC wasn’t far behind with 27.1% of market share.”
The top 10 superheroes as reported by WiseVoter were:
Iowa and North Dakota
Aquaman is a founding member of the Justice League of America, which debuted in The Brave and the Bold #28. A copy of that book graded CGC 9.6 sold for $750,000 in a 2022 private sale.
Alabama and Montana
Wolverine made his first full appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 (1974). It became the first 1970s comic to break the six-figure barrier when a hard-to-find copy graded CGC 9.9 sold for $150,000 in 2011.
Maine and Vermont
The first appearance of Wonder Woman was in All-Star Comics #8 (1941). A copy of that Golden Age grail graded CGC 9.4 sold for $1.62 million in 2022.
Black Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (1966), and a copy graded CGC 9.8 sold for $83,650 in 2016.
His debut in Captain America Comics #1 (1941) makes it one of the key Golden Age books for top collectors. The book became one of only four comics to date to sell for more than $3 million when a CGC 9.4 copy realized $3.12 million in 2022.
The first appearance of Iron Man came in Tales of Suspense #39 (1963). A copy graded CGC 9.6 realized $262,900 in 2013.