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Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Comic Blogs 7/29/2013

Comic fans are a passionate bunch, with blogs filled with opinions of writers and readers. So, who are the people who are fans of such sites? We take a look at this week’s Facebook Fandom!

For this report, I searched for some of the most popular comic book blogs out there, a much more difficult task than you’d think. I used just those terms to figure out these stats. This reports is also a global look, so fans are from across the world representing over 20 countries.

Facebook Population: Over 4,800,000 fans Globally

That’s about 10% of the global comic book fan population. Spanish speakers account for now 400,000 fans, 8.33%, much lower than the general global fandom, but better than the US’s blog fans which is 4.51%

Gender and Age

If you think it’s men that frequent these sites, then you’re right. Men dominate the fan base with 70.83% of fans globally and even more in the US, with a whopping 80.28%. So, ladies, if you feel like you’re outnumbered, you’d be correct. For general comic fans, men account for 61.9% in the global population.

Comic Blog Fans

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

Comic Blog Fans

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It’s similar to the global fan trend.

Comic Blog Fans

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Relationship Status

This is very similar to the global comic fan stats, just a few less are married, but more are engaged.

Comic Blog Fans

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And for those that like pie charts.

Comic Blog Fans

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Here, blog readers have higher percentages as far as education across the board compared to global comic fans.

Comic Blog Fans

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Gender Interest

While the men interested in men percent is similar to the general global comic fandom, women interested in women is much lower, by almost 4 percentage points.

Comic Blog Fans

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Join us Monday when we look at fans of comic book movies and this Thursday for our first of the month report!

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  • Brett, I have to tell you, these reports are so incredibly helpful for me in building my business (which is all about fan culture). I would actually love to tell you about it sometime and get your feedback. The link to my website is on my Twitter page, and there’s a contact email there as well. Hope to hear from you.