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

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

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by 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

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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 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:
05/29/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
795,920
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?: And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia! 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has lots of fun facts in here if your a comic fan i would definetler recomend it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds freaking hilarious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This the best book about comic books.I never knew that any of these gadgets on batmans belt was there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is so cool . I did not know that batman carried all those things in his belt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fag
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super dumb
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ccgg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry to intrude just wanted to say my last goodbye. Bye. Nice lives.