Was Superman A Spy

Author: Brian Cronin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101046562
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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.”
Was Superman a Spy?
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Brian Cronin
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-28 - Publisher: Penguin

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,
Was Superman a Spy?
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Brian Cronin
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Writer of the "Comic book urban legends revealed" online column since 2005 "demystifies all of the interesting stories, unblievable anecdotes, wacky rumors, and persistent myths that have piled up ... in the seventy-plus years of the comic book industry."--Cover, p.4.
100 Things X-Men Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Brian Cronin
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-01 - Publisher: Triumph Books

Whether you've read the earliest X-Men comics from the silver age or never miss a big screen release, these are the 100 things all X-Men fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Comic Book Resources' Brian Cronin has collected every essential piece of mutants knowledge and trivia, as
Hero-A-Go-Go
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Michael Eury
Categories: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-19 - Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

Welcome to the CAMP AGE, when spies liked their wars cold and their women warm, good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch, and Batman shook a mean cape. HERO-A-GO-GO celebrates the camp craze of the Swinging Sixties, when just about everyone—the teens of Riverdale, an ant
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Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: John Darowski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-21 - Publisher: McFarland

Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a