Fans of the Batman TV movie from the 60′s will remember, (if you are old enough) that Batman used the handy shark repellent while he was climbing down a ladder from a helicopter and a shark jumped out of the water and was biting his leg. That being said, and yes the scenario above IS a plausible situation, he also used it ANOTHER time. Bet ya don’t know when THAT was.
This book comes from Plume Publishing and was written by Brian Cronin. Brian’s blog, Comics Should Be Good has been running for seven years now and receives over 40,000 hits a day. His previous book, Was Superman A Spy? explored fascinating comic book history.
In this new book Brian observes the wonderful absurdity of comics. He has amassed a truly fascinating collection of trivia lists from some of the top names in the business and Comic Book Resources popularity polls. Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Geoff Johns and more contribute to the book with their own trivia making the book a must read for comic book fans.
I have been sharing the book with my 6-year old and he is baffled by some of the crazier facts. (His young mind can’t grasp the depth of the comic universe yet. He has only scratched the surface. That being said, I took him to The Avengers and he loved it!)
- Watchmen author Alan Moore once wrote a story for a comic based on the BJ and the Bear TV series.
- Comic fans rank Captain America higher than Wolverine in the top twenty-five Marvel characters.
- The rock band Devo took its name in part from an issue of Wonder Woman
- Strange comic book ads from the 1980s.
- 6 Bob Dylan references in comics
- Four noteworthy art swipes by Bob Kane
- and many more…
This book will entertain you and is sure to spark some heated debates amongst the fiercest of fans. Head over to Indie Bound or Barnes and Noble to get yours and test YOUR comic book knowledge. This is a must-have triva book for comic fans everywhere.