89 Flashy Facts About the DC Comics Every Comic Fan Should Know

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51Slade Wilson

Slade Wilson

As a child, Slade Wilson’s father sold him to the mafia to pay off some old debts.


52. In 1997, Nicolas Cage earned $20 Million to play Superman in Superman Lives, even though he never actually played Superman because the movie got canceled.


53. George Reeves, the actor who played Superman in the 1950s was weary about his young fans after a boy pulled a pistol on him to test Superman's invulnerability. Reeves convinced the boy to give him the gun by telling him that someone else could be hurt when the bullets bounced off.


54. Superman was once bitten by Dracula, but as Superman is powered by the sun, the vampire immediately exploded.


55. According to the comics, Lex Luthor is pissed at Superman because he thinks Superman contributed towards the balding of his head when he was a child.


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56Superman's salary

Superman's salary

Bruce Wayne also known as Batman is part owner of the Daily Planet where Clark Kent A.K.A Superman works. So, Batman pays Supermans salary.


57. In the Superman Comics from 1958, Superman got a new power, the ability to project a mini version of himself that had all of his super powers. Eventually, he became jealous of it and tried to kill it, but it ended up sacrificing itself to save him.


58. Superman once wielded Thor's Hammer in the epic crossover of JLA/Avengers. He accomplished this not because he was a Superman, but because he was "Worthy".


59. In Superman/Batman #50, it is revealed that Thomas Wayne convinced Jor-El that Earth would be an appropriate place to send his son.


60. When Batman and Superman were rebooted in 2005 and 2006, Superman Returns made more money globally than Batman Begins.


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61Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill almost wasn't cast as Superman in "Man of Steel" because he was busy playing World of Warcraft.


62. The Royal Canadian Mint is printing official coins of Superman in Canadian currency


63. Nicolas Cage named his son Kal-el after Superman.


64. There is a technique in Muay Thai called the "superman punch" that involves faking a kick to gain power behind the strike


65. Superman was first conceived as a bald telepathic villain bent on world domination.


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66Becoming Batman book

Becoming Batman book

There is a book called "Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero" written by a neuroscientist, which covers in detail how much an ordinary person would need to train and adapt to become Batman.


67. The Flash traveled back in time, became a form of pure energy, and was the very bolt of lightning that gave him powers in the first place.


68. While promoting his upcoming Watchmen film in 2008, future Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder admitted that he didn’t find Christopher Nolan’s characterization of the Dark Knight that gritty, claiming, “He gets to go to a Tibetan monastery and be trained by ninjas… But he doesn’t, like, get raped in prison. That could happen in my movie. If you want to talk about dark, that’s how that would go.”


69. The Dark Film Noir/Art Deco feel to 'Batman: The Animated Series' was due to the use of black paper with light colors for animation, instead of the industry standard of dark colors on white paper.


70. The 1960s Batman with Adam West was known for its morals and lessons, which included the importance of seat belts, homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk.


71Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Actor Marlon Wayans was going to play Robin in Batman Returns (1991). He still earns money for his 2-movie deal, despite never actually appearing as Robin.


72. Following the 9/11 attacks, Batman Voice actor Kevin Conroy volunteered to cook for police and firefighters. At the behest of another cook, he called out from the kitchen with his iconic Batman line and was greeted by cheers and applause from the emergency service personal.


73. In Australia, there is a parliamentary position called The Shadow Minister of Justice, and it is currently held by the representative from the electorate of Batman


74. There was a batman villain named Condiment King and he was defeated by slipping on his own ketchup.


75. Michael Keaton was so against Batman Forever, that even $15 million couldn’t sway him to reprise his role.

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