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Was Superman a Spy?: And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed

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Fascinating and often bizarre true stories behind more than 130 urban legends about comic book culture

Was Superman a Spy? demystifies all of the interesting stories, unbelievable anecdotes, wacky rumors, and persistent myths that have piled up like priceless back issues in the seventy-plus years of the comic book industry, including:

* Elvis Presley's trademark hairstyle was based on a comic book character (True)

* Stan Lee featured a gay character in one of Marvel's 1960s war comics (False)

* Wolverine of the X-Men was originally meant to be an actual wolverine! (True)

* What would have been DC's first black superhero was changed at the last moment to a white hero (True)

* A Dutch inventor was blocked from getting a patent on a process because it had been used previously in a Donald Duck comic book (True)

With many more legends resolved, Was Superman a Spy? is a must-have for the legions of comic book fans and all seekers of "truth, justice, and the American way."

Synopsis:

Cronin presents the fascinating and often bizarre true stories behind more than 200 urban legends about comic book culture. b&w photos throughout.

About the Author

Brian Cronin is the writer and producer of the Comics Should Be Good blog at Comic Book Resources. He has been writing the online column, "Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed" since June 2005.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452295322
Author:
Cronin, Brian
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Subject:
Comic strip characters -- United States.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos and illustrations throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.55 in 0.47 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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