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The Cost Of Being Iron Man – Infographic

If you’ve been paying attention to the financial section of today’s superhero news, you will have already noted the high cost of being Batman: $682 million. That’s according to one estimate of the comic book character’s costs by by British online financial marketplace MoneySupermarket.com.

Big whoop, says Tony Stark.

The cost of being Iron Man, from the tip of his gold-titanium exoskeleton to the last drop of fuel in his Audi R8, adds up to more than $1.6 billion, according to one estimate by — you guessed it — MoneySupermarket.com.

We’re a little more confident in this estimate, however. Whereas the Batman study cited only “our research,” this one lists a range of sites with expertise in movie, comics and cars.

Or maybe it’s just that Marvel (another source) likes to exaggerate in its pages more than DC Comics does. Whichever it is, we’re hooked on the format, and can’t wait to see the infographic on the high cost of being Superman.

Source: Mashable.com, moneysupermarket.com

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Superheroes Of The Social Web – Infographic

Who is the most discussed Marvel character on the social web? Spiderman, of course.

Data analytics company Networked Insights has collected data on the most popular Marvel characters on the social web in the last 30 days, and although it’s not surprising that Spiderman topped the list — especially in light of the franchise’s latest movie debut — the Avengers clinched the second most socially-discussed spot.

According to Networked Insights, the Incredible Hulk is most discussed Avengers character on social media sites, followed by Thor and Iron Man. Meanwhile, the top mutants are Wolverine, Magneto and Northstar.

The firm also highlighted the most-discussed villians, with Loki — the adopted brother of Thor — taking the top spot. The Lizard and Venom rounded out the top two.

Meanwhile, social media users in New York City are chatting about Marvel characters more than any other location nationwide, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago.

“It’s been established for a while now that social media is the digital water cooler for all kinds of discussions,” Sean Reckwerdt, senior analyst at Network Insights, told Mashable. “We’re witnessing through social media the dissolution of comic superheroes being beloved only by niche communities. The commercial success of these recent Marvel films are indicating that people are willing to invest several years of their time to a franchise and are definitely willing to check out a series reboot if it is well executed.”

For a deeper look at which Marvel characters are getting the most social buzz, check out the infographic.

Note: The infographic doesn’t highlight Spiderman as the overall most-discussed Marvel character on the social web. That information was provided to Mashable directly from Networked Insights.

Source: Mashable.com, Image courtesy of The Incredible Hulk on Facebook, Network Insights,