The cover of Captain America’s first issue showed Cap punching Hitler. Some readers took objection, and the publishers received threats and hate mail. The threats proved so serious that police protection was posted with Mayor La Guardia personally contacting Simon and Kirby to give his support.
When the government of Kazakhstan threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen for the movie ‘Borat’, Baron Cohen (in character as Borat) replied: “I’d like to state that I have no connection with Mr. Cohen and fully support my government decision to sue this Jew”.
A Deadpool comic released in 2004 predicts Ryan Reynolds playing his character in the 2016 film.
There’s a Justice League comic in which a superhero assassinates a Saddam Hussein analogue in order to end the atrocities of his regime. His actions actually end up destabilizing the country, making the quality of life for citizens much worse than it was before. The comic came out in 1999.
A man bought a house for $10k, and found an Action Comics #1 with the first appearance of Superman stuffed inside a wall. Showing it to an in-law, she tried to take it, tearing the cover. The comic sold for $175,000 at auction, but they estimated the tear reduced the value by $75k.
There is actually a superhero called “normalman.” He was the only person without superpowers on a planet full of superheroes.
Scott Adams began writing “Dilbert” based on experiences he was having at his employment. Rather than fire him, they gave him meaningless work in an effort to get him to quit – which just gave him more time and material for “Dilbert.”
Wonder Woman originally had a super-weakness: Being bound or chained by a male would strip her of her superpowers.
In 1951, Disney published a comic in which Mickey Mouse and Goofy become drug dealers.
Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics in the early 1990’s so that he could play Spider-Man in his own produced movie.