Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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

UPDATE: boydstep won and should have received an email from me.



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

Outrageous, fascinating and bizarre facts from every corner of the comic book universe

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!

From Batman to Spiderman, Aquaman to the X-Men, each list in Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? will entertain and inform whether you’re a hardcore geek or a casual fan.
The book is 32% off at Amazon.

I also have one copy to give away. For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and include your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and this contest is limited to USA residents. I'll pick a winner next Monday.

32 comments:

  1. I am commenting on this post!

    swisskapolka at the gmails.

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  2. Sounds cool!
    luke314pi (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Why does Batman carry shark repellent? I guess its just one of those unsolved mysteries of the universe just like "Why does God need a starship?"

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  4. This looks awesome - thanks for the heads up!

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  5. Pick me!
    Mjbasala@optonline.net

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  6. Whoo hoo Give-a-way! travismeidell@gmail.com

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  7. The book looks neat, I hope win it!

    Alynch@Gmail.com

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  8. The book looks neat, I hope win it!

    Alynch@Gmail.com

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  9. Love crazy trivia tidbits! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Looks like a fun read, might just have to buy it anyways.

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  11. Hi,

    My email is deviger14(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

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  12. Give it away to me!!! My birthday is on monday!!!

    robotsvszombies04@gmail.com

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  13. I would like this book. trevorbivens@gmail.com

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  14. Sounds great. I'd love to get a copy! bil.shannon@gmail.com

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  15. Batman vs. Shark always makes me smile :)
    faithfulcynic@gmail.com

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  16. Comic book trivia? I'm in...thanks for the chance - phschemguy@gmail.com

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  17. I would love a copy! saulpimpson@gmail.com

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  18. @MagnificentGeekMay 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    If given the opportunity, I'd carry shark repellent.

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  19. book sounds pretty amusing. do want.

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  20. Again with the awesome giveaways. Thanks, John.

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  21. I care even more about winning this one!

    really_rather_not_nice@hotmail.com

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  22. This sounds tight
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  23. Gotta play to win
    shaodw27@shadowsend.com

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  24. That sounds awesome! Reminds me of the Jokers Joke Book I had as a kid.

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  25. Definitely want to be in it to win it!
    jcastick@gmail.com

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  26. Batman carries shark repellant because Aquaman is a jerk. xha1cow@gmail.com

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  27. Yes! Pick me!
    idosaar@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  28. Love his weekly column - would probably love his book.

    boydstep(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Please ignore all of the previous comments from other people. Thank you. And any that come after this one.

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  30. Hooray for Trivia!
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  31. This sounds awesome! nritchey@me.com

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