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

Overview - 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."
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Overview
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452295322
  • ISBN-10: 0452295327
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Page Count: 244
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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