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Comic Characters

This folder contains data behind the story Comic Books Are Still Made By Men, For Men And About Men.

The data comes from Marvel Wikia and DC Wikia. Characters were scraped on August 24, 2014. Appearance counts were scraped on September 2, 2014. The month and year of the first issue each character appeared in was pulled on October 6, 2014.

The data is split into two files, for DC and Marvel, respectively: dc-wikia-data.csv and marvel-wikia-data.csv. Each file has the following variables:

page_idThe unique identifier for that characters page within the wikia
nameThe name of the character
urlslugThe unique url within the wikia that takes you to the character
IDThe identity status of the character (Secret Identity, Public identity, [on marvel only: No Dual Identity])
ALIGNIf the character is Good, Bad or Neutral
EYEEye color of the character
HAIRHair color of the character
SEXSex of the character (e.g. Male, Female, etc.)
GSMIf the character is a gender or sexual minority (e.g. Homosexual characters, bisexual characters)
ALIVEIf the character is alive or deceased
APPEARANCESThe number of appareances of the character in comic books (as of Sep. 2, 2014. Number will become increasingly out of date as time goes on.)
FIRST APPEARANCEThe month and year of the character's first appearance in a comic book, if available
YEARThe year of the character's first appearance in a comic book, if available