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




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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.”

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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.”


This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN: 9781101046562
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Imprint: Plume
  • Date: Apr 2009
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Penguin Group US
 

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