Travis Petersen and USDish wanted to try and figure out who the most popular superhero was in each state in the United States, but also the most popular superhero universe. To identify each state’s most popular superheroes, they used SEMRush keyword volume data. Once they had their list of 20 superheroes total (10 for DC Universe and 10 for Marvel Universe), they used Google Trends to see which state googled which superhero the most. For each state’s most popular comic book universe, they analyzed each state on Google Trends to find out which of the comic book universes they googled the most.
I don’t know if the results are surprising or not. Obviously some searching comes from buzz around upcoming releases. So, is Flash a true state favorite, or are just a lot of residents curious about the upcoming movie? I mean, is Morbius really Alaska’s favorite superhero, or did a lot of Alaskans just not believe anyone was going to make a Morbius film so they hit Google to find out? See what I’m saying.
Okay, no more stalling. Here’s what you want to know.
State Most Searched Superhero Most Searched Universe Alabama Flash Marvel Universe Alaska Morbius Marvel Universe Arizona Deadpool Marvel Universe Arkansas Flash DC Universe California Captain America Marvel Universe Colorado Deadpool DC Universe Connecticut Flash DC Universe Delaware Flash DC Universe District of Columbia Green Lantern Marvel Universe Florida Superman DC Universe Georgia Black Panther DC Universe Hawaii Aquaman Marvel Universe Idaho Deadpool Marvel Universe Illinois Superman Marvel Universe Indiana Deadpool Marvel Universe Iowa Hawkeye Marvel Universe Kansas Flash DC Universe Kentucky Batman Marvel Universe Louisiana Flash DC Universe Maine Deadpool DC Universe Maryland Black Panther DC Universe Massachusetts Captain America Marvel Universe Michigan Superman DC Universe Minnesota Deadpool Marvel Universe Mississippi Flash DC Universe Missouri Superman Marvel Universe Montana Deadpool Marvel Universe Nebraska Deadpool DC Universe Nevada Batman Marvel Universe New Hampshire Flash Marvel Universe New Jersey Flash Marvel Universe New Mexico Harley Quinn DC Universe New York Superman DC Universe North Carolina Superman DC Universe North Dakota Deadpool Marvel Universe Ohio Deadpool DC Universe Oklahoma Batman Marvel Universe Oregon Flash DC Universe Pennsylvania Captain America Marvel Universe Rhode Island Superman Marvel Universe South Carolina Superman Marvel Universe South Dakota Deadpool DC Universe Tennessee Superman DC Universe Texas Harley Quinn DC Universe Utah Black Widow Marvel Universe Vermont Captain America Marvel Universe Virginia Flash Marvel Universe Washington Captain America Marvel Universe West Virginia Harley Quinn Marvel Universe Wisconsin Deadpool Marvel Universe Wyoming Deadpool DC Universe
What do you think? I can’t believe that Doctor Strange and Spiderman are nowhere to be found. I get Illinois going with Superman, because Metropolis is Chicago. However, New York also went Superman? Come on New Yorkers, Gotham is New York. Also, have we as a society decided that Harley Quinn is a superhero? I love Harley Quinn, particularly the cartoon on HBO Max, but a hero? Honestly, this list creates more questions than answers!
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