Comic book characters are a big part of today’s popular fiction. We’ve grown up hearing about the epic battles and personal struggles of superheroes like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, The Flash, and many others. They bring out both the best and worst of humanity, giving us the hope to rise above—regardless of the situation. In the struggle of good vs. evil, true heroes can vanquish evil.
Normally, we can read about these stories in countless comic books or see them on the big screen at the box office. Here’s a fact: of the most valuable comic book movie franchises, the ones that grossed the most are: Spider-Man ($3.96 billion), Batman ($3.8 billion), X-Men ($3.05 billion), Iron Man ($2.42 billion), and Marvel Avengers ($1.53 billion).
To learn more about your favorite comic book heroes, this infographic shows some interesting facts that you probably won’t know. For example, did you know that the Batman was nearly killed off in the 1960, due to low sales? Or that the original Superman was supposed to be bald and evil?
If anything is true, it’s that our love for comics only continues to grow. More and more comic book characters are finding their way to primetime TV. This season, you can catch The Flash (CW), Legends of Tomorrow (CW), Arrow (CW), The Walking Dead (AMC), Supergirl (CBS), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC), Krypton (Syfy) and many others. You can catch them all with DIRECTV! You won’t want to miss out on the action. Call 800-400-0296 to get started.
Feature image courtesy of comicvine.com.