Friday, January 13, 2012

Nifty Fact Friday

Nope, I am not getting bored with these themes. Here are some interesting facts you may not have known.

1. Bryan Lee O'Malley got the name for Scott Pilgrim from a song.
Much of the creator's inspiration came from the 1998 song "Scott Pilgrim" by the Canadian indie rock group Plumtree. Despite its lyrical simplicity O'Malley was able an idea from the song that developed into the series.

http://www.last.fm/music/Plumtree/_/Scott+Pilgrim

2.Almost every popular comic book character from the golden and silver age was created by a Jewish person.
Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Spirit, The X-men, Spiderman, The Hulk, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, MAD magazine etc. The list goes on for a while. For whatever reason There were many jewish authors and illustrators, many of whom became known as the greats of the industry, like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This list is pretty extensive -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_American_cartoonists

3.Wonder Woman was created as a feminist role model by the psychologist who helped develop lie detecting equipment. 

Perhaps I was alone in this misconception, but I had always assumed that while Wonder Woman was a pretty good heroine, she was created solely as a way to market comics to girls. However, I was informed otherwise by my older sister and did a little research. I found that Wonder Woman, created by William Moulton Marston, was meant entirely to show the strength and intelligence of a woman, which Marston believed surpassed the intelligence of men. Marston also worked on producing machines to detect lies which is often believed to feed into the creation of the lasso of truth.

-Peter