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Some Marvel-ous Science [Nov. 20th, 2006|04:01 pm]

I think everyone should know: sometimes scientists use their powers for awesome:

[User Picture]From: flwyd
2006-11-21 05:41 pm (UTC)
From the abstract: two Marvel characters are considered linked if they jointly appear in the same Marvel comic book.

Did they separately examine the network based on kinds of appearance? In a comic book, A vs. B is a very different relationship than A and B vs. C and D.

[LJMeta: I didn't think my first use of this icon would be in this geeky of a context, but it's actually quite applicable.]
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
Given how often the initial meeting between two superheroes consists of them fighting because of a misunderstanding before they figure out that they're actually on the same side, and how often villains and heroes end up swapping sides, I don't know that it's a distinction that could be rigorously defined...
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