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

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 paperback for the legions of comic book fans and all seekers of “truth, justice, and the American way.”


Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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