Many comics aren't worth reading. Many infographics don't say anything at all. But when one of the keenest visual minds targets one of the most expansive visual mediums, wonderful things happen. Tim Leong's Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe is the perfect collision. And I want it.
Leong has done art stints at product-heavy magazines like Wired and Complex, but here the art is the product. His collection of comic book visualizations covers everything from Punisher flowcharts to Marvel family affiliations, with each page giving a unique spin on information you barely even know could be collected, much less brought to life.
For a more in-depth look at Leong and Super Graphic, check out Kotaku's insightful interview here. And if you don't need any further convincing than the knowledge that it compares the likability of every iteration of the Flash and of every Superman movie on the same page, go ahead and pick up a copy here. And get me one, while you're at it. [Amazon]