Ah superhero comics, one of the most pure and effective (and downright bizarre) forms of expression ever invented. What happens when you mix young nerdy creators with middle aged editors and have them all beholden to the IP concerns of major corporations? Something MAGICAL.
That mix of high fantasy, low pay, and tight deadlines has resulted in some real oddball events between the pages of your favorite characters. It’s that weirdness that was summoned by this prompt on r/askreddit :
“Comic book readers, what are some interesting facts that us, who just watch the movies, may not know about the Marvel and DC universe?”
Here’s 8 responses that left us in less-than-mint condition…
1. The Bat-Signal can only operated by a civilian temp named “Stacy”
Obviously, this fact from jonathanhn can change depends on the writer, but it was the official canon in Detective Comics #742 :
There is only one person who can turn on the batlight. Stacy is a temp for GCPD, so she isn’t officially associated with the police. Can’t have one of the cops turn on the light and “support” the batman