Comparing Marvel vs. DC to the 2016 Presidential Election Results

Marvel Comics and DC Comics control the two most complex fictional narratives in human civilization — the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe — across comics, film, TV, games, novels, and more.

Comparing Marvel vs. DC to the 2016 Presidential Election Results

But to which do you align? Are you DC dedicated or a Marvel zombie? Well, US Dish has asked the question using Google Trends. And the results seem… eerily familiar. Red for Marvel, Blue for DC, Purple for 50/50.

Comparing Marvel vs. DC to the 2016 Presidential Election Results

The coasts are more likely to swing to DC Comics while the middle states are more likely to prefer Marvel. Oh, and Florida is a swing state. But was I the only one who got a little deja vu looking at that spread?

Comparing Marvel vs. DC to the 2016 Presidential Election Results

That's the 2016 US Presidential election results.

I mean, it's not a one for one. New York went for its home publisher Marvel, for example. And a number of neighbouring states swap their correlated allegiances. But the electoral map of the Presidential election does seem to have some correlation, doesn't it?

The three most Marvel Comics-supporting states are Kentucky, Oregon, and Indiana, two strongly Trump, one strongly Clinton. However, the three most DC Comics states are Maryland, California, and the District of Columbia, three of the top four Clinton-supporting states.

No wonder Marvel Comics removed this joke from preview to publication

Comparing Marvel vs. DC to the 2016 Presidential Election Results

While DC Comics were happy to keep this one in.

Comparing Marvel vs. DC to the 2016 Presidential Election Results

When Spider-Man fan President Obama was elected, Marvel put him in the Spider-Man comic book in a special story and got lines around the block. We haven't seen anything similar for Batman-fan Trump.

It's going to be a really interesting Fourth of July this year, isn't it?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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