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I think we have to remember the popularity side, too, in terms of projections. Spider-man is the Superman of this generation. I'm a DC guy, and i even know that unless Superman becomes relevant really quickly, his fans may only exist in the comic world.
Spider-man's popularity will only increase as current fans get older, make more money, etc.
but who is the Spider-man of the next generation? Seems like Spidey has been the hero for this generation much longer than Superman`s run. if you think about it Spider-man did come out 50 years ago to Superman`s 72 years ago. So in the 72 years run of Superman we find that Spider-man eventually caught and passed Superman,but in Spider-man`s 50 years run nobody,except maybe the Walking Dead could be called the Spider-man of this generation.
It could be argued that Batman surpassed Superman a long time before Spidey did, and I would say it has probably been the number one comic related franchise for a while now.
I would also put Wolverine ahead of the Walking Dead right now due to his longer staying power, but if the WD franchise is around 20 years from now I might see things differently.
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We really don't know if Superheroes will be the rage in 20 years. Certainly Westerns died in the 70s and Horror (Zombies/Vampires) have made a big comeback in the last 10 years. So who knows what will be the in thing. Whatever it is it will have to have a huge digital component.
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