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Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia!

Brian Cronin - Author

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ISBN 9781101585443 | 288 pages | 29 May 2012 | Plume | 18 - AND UP
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Outrageous, fascinating, and bizarre facts from every corner of the comic book universe

Which comic book artist was the recipient of an onstage thank-you from Paul McCartney and an on-air apology from Johnny Carson? Which superhero got his powers by being bitten by a mongoose? Which 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 Who 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 hard-core geek or a casual fan.




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