Superhero? Not so super on gender

A glimpse into the gender representation of superheroes through data visualization.

Zhinuo Wang


Being one of the mainstream cultures, the superhero has gained its global popularity. Along with its great popularity comes its huge influence, the superhero has become the model in both kids' and adults’ hearts. However, being a creation in the 19th century, there is a lack of diverse gender representation of the superheroes. By looking into more than 700 data points, this project aims at providing an insight into the superhero from a gendered perspective. The visualization mainly focuses on 4 parts: names, appearances, figures, and superpowers. It also includes a general overview of these data.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Critical Data & Visualization