#ComicBytes: 5 celebrities who are crazy about comics
Comic book aficionados are, often, called nerds and not always lovingly. However, when celebrities, who are naturally extroverted, show their love for comics, it is a huge boost to the reading community and a step towards acceptance. The globally renowned footballer, Neymar, recently got a Spiderman and Batman tattoo, showcasing his love for comic heroes. Here are five other celebrities who are comic fans.
Elvis Presley, popularly considered as the King of Rock and Roll, was not just an enormous personality, but also a huge comic book fan. Reportedly, a fan of Captain Marvel Jr., he modeled his looks on him, including the hair with a spit curl, white jumpsuit with high collars, a short cape, and a lightning belt buckle. Notably, Elvis also appeared in DC comics.
Eminem or Marshall Mathers is one of the most recognized names in rap. Growing up, he wanted to be a comic book artist, but as his career took a turn, he became a comic book collector. His collection features the rare 'Amazing Fantasy #15' which is Spider-Man's first appearance. Notably, Eminem also starred next to the Punisher in Marvel's 'Kill You' comic.
Remember Claire from Netflix's Marvel shows? She was mostly responsible for assembling the Defenders. The actress, Rosario Dawson is as much a comic book fan in life. She can speak Klingon, the language from Star Trek. Besides loving the classics like Wolverine and Watchmen, she has her own comic 'Occult Crimes Taskforce' and is a fan of niche comics like 'Johnny the Homicidal Maniac'.
Nicolas Coppola changed his name to get out of his uncle, acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola's, shadow. Nicolas took the surname Cage inspired by the comic hero Luke Cage. Not only is Nicolas an avid comic collector, but also a crazy fan. His collection features rare issues like 'Fantastic Four #1' and 'Incredible Hulk #1'. He also named his second son Kal-El after Superman.
The former President of the US, Barack Obama projected a pretty cool image of himself. However, what really amazed us was his love for comics. He confessed to collecting 'Conan the Barbarian' and 'Spider-Man' comics as a kid. He notably features next to Spider-Man in 'Spidey Meets the President!' comic. However, his recent admission to not liking Pokemon takes points off his coolness quotient.