Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?
Brian Cronin
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Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?: And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia!
Brian Cronin
Plume
Paperback
288 pages
May 2012
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Comic books are still a major part of American culture. Since Batman and Superman first dazzled everyone on the pages of yesteryear, legendary superheroes have virtually taken over. ComicCon has grown into a major annual event, and the release of a new Batman or Spider-Man movie is met with as much hoopla and media hype as the premier of any film.

Since these illustrated characters have become so important in our lives, they've grown in terms of the worlds they now populate. Back in the day, it was enough if you knew that Superman came from the planet Krypton. Now--if you're one of the geek elite--you need to know that Clark Kent and Lois Lane appeared in issue #98 of X-Men, and in issue #79 of the Marvel Team-Up. You can find that out here, and a whole lot more.

The author has collected the most insane and funniest lists of comic book-centric trivia from a number of notable figures, including Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, one of the originators of The Watchmen. Some of the stuff you'll find here:

  • Ten Most Memorable Moments in CD Comics History
  • Five Comic Book Inventions That Eventually Became Real
  • Sixteen Stan Lee Movie Cameos
  • Five Most Awkward Sex Scenes in Comic Book Movies
Everything you ever wanted to know about the world of comic book characters is listed here. It's a fun book and worth checking out if you want to know, for instance, that Charles Bronson, James Caan, and many others were offered the part of Superman.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Steven Rosen, 2012

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