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

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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 ...

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Overview

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 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452297845
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 810,656
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Ok , boutp Ok but stupied book

    This book could use some comics.
    This book would be beter if it was as funny as it sounds.
    Finally it would be a pretty good book to get....if you have a batman collection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    ???

    I know it is supposed to be about marvel, but could they also add some comics to read? Mabye then i would have gave them five stars. Next book,add some comics!* *(b&n,tell that to the author and illistrator of this book).

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Great just great

    This sounds freaking hilarious

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Nifty

    It has lots of fun facts in here if your a comic fan i would definetler recomend it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    I never red this book but it is stoopid Stooooopid!

    Sad

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Idiodic

    Super dumb

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Great book

    This the best book about comic books.I never knew that any of these gadgets on batmans belt was there.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Nobody

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Rafe Katchadorian

    This book rocks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Chylee

    That is so cool . I did not know that batman carried all those things in his belt.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Dumberbum¿

    Fag

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Vahfg

    Ccgg

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Fang

    Okay...well i'm not gonna look at this book anymore. Talk to me in SL or our book.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Logan

    Of course

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Emma

    Sorry to intrude just wanted to say my last goodbye. Bye. Nice lives.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

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