Marvel and DC Characters Inspired by Arachnids

@inproceedings{Dasilva2014MarvelAD,
  title={Marvel and DC Characters Inspired by Arachnids},
  author={Elidiomar Ribeiro Da-silva and Luci Boa Nova Coelho and T Campos and Allan Carelli and Gustavo Silva de Miranda and Edson Dos Santos and Tain{\'a} Boa Nova Ribeiro Silva and Maria In{\^e}s S. Passos},
  year={2014}
}
This article compares arachnid-based Marvel and DC comics characters. The composition of a comic book character often has interesting ‘real-life’ influences. Given the strong connection between arachnids (especially spiders, scorpions and mites, all belonging to the zoological class Arachnida) and human beings it is not surprising that they have inspired many fictional characters. We recorded 84 Marvel Comics characters and 40 DC Comics characters, detailed in the dataset that accompanies the… 

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