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:
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.
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