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Cronin, Brian: Was Superman a Spy? New York: Plume, 2009. (256 S.) 
Added by: joachim (01/26/2012 07:01:11 PM)   
Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0452295327
BibTeX citation key: Cronin2009
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Categories: General
Keywords: DC, Disney comics, Marvel, Myth, Superhero, USA
Creators: Cronin
Publisher: Plume (New York)
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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)

Table of Contents


I. DC Comics
1. Superman
2. Batman
3. DC Comics Miscellanea

II. Marvel Comics
4. The Fantastic Four
5. Spider-Man
6. The Incredible Hulk
7. Captain America
8. The X-Men
9. Marvel Comics Miscellanea

III. Other Comic Companies
10. Walt Disney Comics
11. Various Comic Companies

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