Comic books have captivated readers for more than three quarters of a century. The fantastic characters and earthshaking storylines continue to fascinate and amaze fans; and in recent years this wealth of mythic material has helped revitalize the movie industry. But sometimes the most intriguing stories take place behind the scenes – in the lives of the creators, and in the strange circumstances and fateful events which have shaped the history of the comic book.
Rivalries and strange alliances! Threats, lawsuits and broken promises! Crazy connections and weird quirks of fate! Here are the weird truths exposing several long-held misconceptions and revealing some all-but-forgotten firsts – 13 of the craziest, coolest and, often, most ironic connections in comic book publishing.