Outrageous, fascinating and bizarre facts from every corner of the comic book universe!
What comic book artist was the recipient of an on-stage thank you from Paul McCartney and an on-air apology from Johnny Carson? What superhero got his powers by being bitten by a mongoose? What popular NPR host was forever immortalized as a "bad boyfriend" in a notable comic book? In "Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?", author Brian Cronin will answer those questions and more by revealing the most obscure, wacky and surprising facts about comics -- from the characters and creators, to the TV shows, movies and merch. Cronin has teamed up with some of the top comic book writers and artists of today to present 100 trivia lists, including:
Nine Celebrities That Guest-Starred in Comic Books…without Their Permission
Seven Bands That Got Their Names from Comics
Ten Crazy Items Found on Batman’s Utility Belt
Five Comic Book Inventions That Eventually Became Real
Five Stupidest Superhero Origins
And much, much more!
From Batman to Spider-Man, Aquaman to the X-Men, each list in "Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?" will entertain and inform whether you’re a hardcore geek or a casual fan.
NOTE: Sumerak is included among the many amazing comic book writers and artists who contributed material for this book.
AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS, GUARDIANS,
HULK, IRON MAN, MACHINE TEEN, MARVEL ADVENTURES, MARVEL AGE, MINI-MARVELS,
MY KINDA PLACE, ORORO: BEFORE THE STORM, POWER PACK, SENTINEL, SPIDER-MAN,
WEAPON X, WOLVERINE, X-MEN and all related characters and likenesses are
TM & copyright 2011 Marvel Characers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DAFFODIL, HUSK, SPIN ANGELS and all related characters and likenesses
are TM & copyright 2011 Soleil. All Rights Reserved.
TEEN TITANS and all related characters and likenesses are TM & copyright
2011 DC Comics. All Rights Reserved.
ALL-GHOULS SCHOOL and all related characters and likenesses
are TM & copyright 2011 Marc Sumerak, Hi-Fi & IDW Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
ABANDONED WAREHOUSE PRESS and all related characters and likenesses
are TM & copyright 1995-2011
Marc Sumerak and Jerry Negrelli. All Rights Reserved.
All other characters and concepts TM & copyright 2003-2010 Marc Sumerak.
All Rights Reserved.