Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? by Brian Cronin

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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 Spiderman, 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.


 

About Brian Cronin

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BRIAN CRONIN is the creator of the “Comics Should Be Good” blog, which has been running for five years and gets over 30,000 hits a day. He lives in Astoria, New York.
 
Published May 29, 2012 by Plume. 282 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Some of the greatest fun I've ever had was just standing around Ye Olde Comic Book Shoppe with my fellow fans, talking about comics trivia, setting up hypothetical battles, digging up a back issue to prove a historical point like a C+ student citing Wikipedia, and creating top ten (and sometimes ...

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All legends involving John Constantine, including whether Keanu Reeves was to blame for Constantine being American in the film, whether Grant Morrison and Phil Foglio were denied usage of Constantine (and in Foglio’s case, denied usage of a Constantine STAND-IN) and whether Jamie Delano really wa...

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Blood WAS technically allowed in Comics Code approved books so long as it was not excessive, but did Kirby actually ever draw it in a Comics Code approved book?

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Self-serving is another term for it.), when Stan comes up with different stories that hide the real underlying issues, and Ditko tells the story as he sees it and doesn’t veer from his story, I’ll believe Ditko.

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TV, Comic Books.

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