Infographic shows superhero life expectancies

Creative agency Designbysoap were commissioned by a client to take a cold, hard look at the lifestyle habits of superheroes and comic book characters, then thought about whether they possessed regenerative powers, are human or immortal, and if they have died in a plot. The result is this rad infographic tabulating scores for how long they’ll live.

The verdict ranges from 60 years for Daredevil (“… a big risk taker and a drinker, meaning he’s likely to die around 60”) to 1,000+ years for Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer and Thor. Superman is placed in second spot with 750 good years ahead of him (“… has regenerative powers and only one weakness, giving him a very long lifespan”).

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