A glance at this week's Lycos Top 50 list of searches provides even more evidence of the power of the Spider-Man movie.  Spidey, who has been on the list for just 3 weeks, vaulted to the #1 position past Dragonball and even past the seasonally potent Mother's Day.  Star Wars was in the number four slot this week, so it should be interesting to see if Attack of the Clones will catch the webslinger sometime in the near future.


Aaron Schatz who compiles and analyzes the Lycos Top 50 prepared a list of the top 20 comic characters, based on how many searches each character generated during the week ending May 11.  Note how many of these characters have movie (Blade, Men in Black, The Crow) and TV connections (Witchblade, Justice League, TMNT).


  1. Spider-Man
  2. X-Men
  3. Hulk
  4. Batman
  5. Superman (not counting Smallville searches)
  6. Blade
  7. Men in Black
  8. Wolverine
  9. Spawn
  10. Wonder Woman
  11. Green Goblin
  12. Daredevil
  13. Witchblade
  14. Hobgoblin
  15. Green Lantern
  16. Justice League
  17. Catwoman
  18. The Crow
  19. Captain America
  20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles