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Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?: And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia!

  • Publish Date: 2012-05-29
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Brian Cronin

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Outrageous, fascinating and bizarre facts from every corner of the comic book universeWhat 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 comicsfrom 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 Bookswithout Their Permission

Seven Bands That Got Their Names from Comics

Ten Crazy Items Found on Batmans 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 youre a hardcore geek or a casual fan.

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