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SDCC 2013: Special Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Global Comic Fans 7/17/2013

Yesterday we looked at comic fans on Facebook in the United States and today we continue that, but on a global scale. We also have an idea of what the general Facebook users are like as well. So, much like yesterday we’ll compare comic fans to Facebook users, but globally.

For this report, I again looked at the terms we used in previous reports, over 40 “likes” on Facebook, primarily focused on terms like “comics” or “graphic novels” or publishers. I stay away from specific characters, creators or series, because this does not indicate they are a comic book fan. You can see our previous report from two weeks ago to compare. This also includes 21 countries that either are known for the comic fans or a major population center.

Facebook Population: Over 42,000,000 fans globally

Again, that’s right about 6% of the population, just like we saw in the United States. Spanish speakers account for now 6,600,000 fans, 15.71% over 2% more than the general Facebook user population.

Gender and Age

Globally, men are the majority of Facebook users, 52.57%, and no surprise the percentage increases for comic fans. Men account for 61.9% of the population. An increase, but not nearly the same as we saw in the US population.

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Global Comic Fans

facebook gender global 7.17.13 We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

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Global Comic Fans

facebook gender age global 7.17.13 The global trend of gender and age mimics the United States comic fans more so than anything else. But again, women are the majority later in age, so this might account for the global trend as well. And here’s all of that raw data.

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facebook age raw global 7.17.13 Relationship Status Again, comic fans are far less in relationships with a clear majority single. This is a major change from the global Facebook user breakdown.

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Global Comic Fans

facebook relationship global 7.17.13 And for those that like pie charts.

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Global Comic Fans

facebook relationship pie chart global 7.17.13 Education Again much like the US fandom, the percentage of fans in college and high school is greater.

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facebook education global 7.17.13 Gender Interest Also like the US fandom global comic fans are also less interested in the same gender as the general global Facebook user.

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Global Comic Fans

facebook gender interest global 7.17.13 Join us Monday when we look at fans of Wolverine and the X-Men!