Quotations about Comic Book Heroes & Heroines and Graphic Novel Characters.
The Quotable Superhero & SuperVillain Quotes Book
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This title will be published in 2013

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Catwoman (2004) - "The Showgirls of superhero movies. A vacuous lingerie show posing as feminism, it’s the biggest movie hairball this side of Garfield."
Robert K. Elder in The Chicago Tribune

Daredevil (2003) - "Mind-numbing, would-be comic-book franchise, which often seems as blind as its hero - not to mention deaf and dumb."
Lou Lumenick in The New York Post

The Dark Knight (2008) - "It's the standard-bearer for the school of comic-book movies that confuses pompousness with seriousness and popular mechanics for drama."
Michael Sragow in The Baltimore Sun

Elektra (2004) - "If she tries really hard, Elektra can see into the future, so she’ll know there won’t be an Elektra II."
Tim Robey in The Daily Telegraph

The Incredible Hulk (2008) - "Millions of dollars of computer software at their disposal and the best they can come up with is something that looks like angry Plasticine."
Wendy Ide in The Times

Iron Man (2008) - "Toggling between Tony Stark’s impish goatee and Iron Man’s full-metal body condom, and amid so many generic fireballs, kill shots and earsplitting thumps, bumps and crunches, the film finally collapses under its own weight."
Ann Hornaday in The Washington Post

The Punisher (2004) - "If The Punisher were a children’s fable (a scary thought!), it would be The Little Marvel Comic Adaptation That Couldn’t."
Aaron Hillis in Premiere magazine

X-Men (2000) - "Clumsy when it should be light on its feet, the movie takes itself even more seriously than the comic book and its fans do, which is a superheroic achievement."
Elvis Mitchell in The New York Times

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - "We get something more akin to Jim Henson’s Mutant Babies, with some Highlander touches thrown in for good measure."
Alonso Duralde on


ISBN: 9781907338281

Quotes about Comic Book Heroes
from Superman to Batman,
from the Incredible Hulk to the Human Torch,
from Wonder Woman to the Invisible Woman,
from The X-Men to Watchmen.

Covers the best and most famous characters
from Marvel, DC Comics and graphic novels.

Sample quotations from the book ...

"Although Smallville does sport some decent special effects for TV, it begs the question, what’s next? Do we find out that Green Lantern failed English in high school? Or that Flash got cut from the track team? Or that Batman got a girl pregnant? Somebody stop them."
Eric Alt in Maxim (2000)

"The fundament of a superhero is the guy in tights saving innocent people from bad things. It's amazing how infrequently that seems to happen in superhero comics these days.”
Frank Miller

"Superheroes are mostly aimed at young teen-age males concerned with their manhood. The medium will have to address itself more to content ... I see 22 year olds draw massive Schwarzenegger types, outfitted with metal studs, pressing a mostly naked woman to their breastplates. And I think 'Poor girl, that's got to be cold.' ”
Will Eisner

“Read the comics, which are probably far better than the film would be if I was involved. Otherwise, my version of Batman would be like him standing around talking for two weeks and not getting anything done. The Bat-A-Rang would never leave the utility belt. It would just be chatting.”
Kevin Smith

“We've always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them.”
Famke Janssen

Homer Simpson [Dan Castellaneta]: “I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman”
on The Simpsons

“Now I meet people with full-colour Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I hadn't, they'd spit on me in the street.”
Hugh Jackman

“Batman doesn't have anyone who depends on him financially and therefore probably doesn't need life insurance.”
David Woods

"I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical."
Christian Bale

"If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero."
Vin Diesel

"Most regular superhero books are designed to go on forever; of course, very few of them do, but the point is they are trying to throw mud against the wall and hope it will stick, and most of it slides off."
Garth Ennis

"You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle."
Timothy Dalton

"Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America."
Michael Caine

"The fitter I get, the more I think about playing superheroes."
Elisabeth Rohm

"I figured Daredevil must be Catholic because only a Catholic could be both an attorney and a vigilante."
Frank Miller

"It was so wonderful being on Batman [as Catwoman in 1966] because you could be nasty and mean, and in the '50s women could never - unless you were some B-picture actress - be mean, bad, and nasty. It was so satisfying; I can`t tell you how satisfying it was."
Julie Newmar


An inspiring selection of quotes and quotations about
real-life heores, heroism and heroic acts.