Do you know who REALLY loves The Incredible Hulk? People who live in North Carolina. And how about Iron Man? Well, he’s reportedly incredibly popular in Alaska, Idaho, and Pennsylvania, to name just a few states. These aren’t just random assumptions. These are the results of a survey conducted by Ranker on popular Marvel heroes, ranked by U.S. state.  

According to a press release, Ranker asking fans to vote for the Best Marvel Comics Superhero, receiving more than 84,000 votes, which were then broken down into a state-by-state ranking. Captain America: Civil War newcomer Spider-Man took the No. 1 overall spot as Marvel’s favorite character, claiming the top spot in states like as California and Texas. But the full breakdown, by state, is as follow:   

Alabama: Wolverine

Alaska: Iron Man

Arizona: Wolverine

Arkansas: Hulk

California: Spider-Man

Colorado: Gambit

Connecticut: Spider-Man

Delaware: Spider-Man

Florida: Deadpool

Georgia: Thor

Hawaii: Spider-Man

Idaho: Iron Man

Illinois: Wolverine

Indiana: Iron Man

Iowa: Wolverine

Kansas: Captain America

Kentucky: Spider-Man

Louisiana: Spider-Man

Maine: Deadpool

Maryland: Wolverine

Massachusetts: Spider-Man

Michigan: Captain America

Minnesota: Spider-Man

Mississippi: Wolverine

Missouri: Deadpool

Montana: Captain America

Nebraska: Doctor Strange

Nevada: Punisher

New Hampshire: Hulk

New Jersey: Spider-Man

New Mexico: Wolverine

New York: Captain America

North Carolina: Hulk

North Dakota: Spider-Man

Ohio: Captain America 

Oklahoma: Spider-Man

Oregon: Wolverine

Pennsylvania: Iron Man

Rhode Island: Captain America

South Carolina: Thor

South Dakota: Deadpool

Tennessee: Colossus

Texas: Spider-Man

Utah: Deadpool

Vermont: Hulk

Virginia: Captain America

Washington: Spider-Man

West Virginia: Wolverine

Wisconsin: Hulk

Wyoming: Wolverine


Ranker says that they opened up the poll to include 186 Marvel characters, which explains why the choices weren’t limited to the heroes who currently are powering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rogue (from the X-Men), Silver Surfer (from the Fantastic Four series), and the wildly popular Deadpool found their way into the overall Top 10… the last one probably helped by his successful comedy film from earlier this year.

But other characters prevailed in certain states for reasons we may never understand. Nevada loves The Punisher? Sure, the character had a resurgence on Daredevil’s second season of the Netflix series, but enough to lead a Ranker poll. And Tennessee chose Colossus, who wouldn’t win a Best X-Men Character In The Deadpool Movie poll, yet somehow triumphed here.



Here are the Top 10 Best Marvel Movies, overall, according to the Ranker list:

1. Spider-Man
2. Wolverine
3. Iron Man
4. Captain America

5. Hulk
6. Rogue
7. Thor
8. Deadpool
9. Daredevil
10. Silver Surfer


Look for most of these characters in multiple movies in theaters as we speak.

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