Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?: And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia!
Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? 
Brian Cronin

    What comic book artist was the recipient of an on-stage thank you from Paul McCartney and an on-air apology from Johnny Carson? What superhero got his powers by being bitten by a mongoose? What popular NPR host was forever immortalized as a "bad boyfriend" in a notable comic book? In Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?, author Brian Cronin will answer those questions and more by revealing the most obscure, wacky and surprising facts about comics—from the characters and creators, to the TV shows, movies and merch. Cronin has teamed up with some of the top comic book writers and artists of today to present 100 trivia lists, including:·

-Nine Celebrities That Guest-Starred in Comic Books…without Their Permission
· Seven Bands That Got Their Names from Comics
· Ten Crazy Items Found on Batman’s Utility Belt
· Five Comic Book Inventions That Eventually Became Real
· Five Stupidest Superhero Origins
· And much, much more!

My thoughts:
    I am not a huge comic book person, unless you count Archie. I have looked at a few though so I thought this book would be interesting. Plus, we all know how I have a love of trivia. This was a very interesting book that contained little known facts. Some of the lists were a little dry but most of them were engaging. If I knew a little bit more about the comics this book was written about I am sure I would have enjoyed it even more.

     If you are a huge comic fan I would give this an A. If you know nothing about comics this could still be a fun read. My age recommendation is 12+.

1 comment:

Kami said...

I am a huge comic book person, but this one looks silly.