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Prop Secrets From Comic Book Shows Fans Couldn't Help But Notice

Updated April 22, 2021 142 votes 23 voters15 items

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A prop master on a comic book TV series has their work cut out for them. Just picture all the strange and complex gadgets that are drawn into comic books and imagine how hard it would be to bring those to life. That's the role of said prop masters. Naturally, these wizards keep many secrets about their craft, but some have loose lips - and others have had their secrets spoiled by perceptive fans.

Here are surprising prop secrets that both fans and prop masters have revealed about comic-inspired series.

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    'The Walking Dead' Uses A Dozen Different Types Of Fake Blood

    Photo: AMC

    From Sidney Fussell of Tech Insider:

    There are about a dozen different types of blood, used in lots of different occasions. Humans, for example, have a brighter shade of blood than walkers.

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    The Satanic Temple Sued 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' For $50 Million 

    From Chris Ciaccia of Fox News:

    “Yes, we are taking legal action regarding #TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction,” Greaves wrote in a tweet.

    Greaves followed that up with several tweets, defending The Satanic Temple’s position.

    Greaves is referring to the statue of Satan, which sits in the main hall of the school the lead character, Sabrina, attends. Greaves claims it is an exact copy of their deity, Baphomet.

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    The Pod Controller In 'Watchmen' Is Just A Dyson Fan Remote

    Photo: u/inbedallday / Reddit

    From a deleted Redditor: 

    The remote control for "The Pod" used in HBO’s, The Watchmen is actually a remote control for a Dyson fan.

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    The Prop Master For 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Collected Paint Chips That Had Fallen Off Captain America's Shield And Handed Them Out As Souvenirs  

    Photo: Disney+

    From Zoe Hulina of Screen Rant:

    On Instagram, Chiam shared a photo of himself holding Cap's shield and in the caption explains the significance of the moment for him. He also shares how he received a cool memento from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's prop master: a paint chip from Cap's shield. Turns out, as the prop is regularly dinged and nicked, the flecks of paint that chip off are collected into a binder and handed out on just such occasions. For Chiam, receiving the paint chip - or as the prop guy called it, "some OG Vibranium" - was an emotional one to cap off an already incredible experience.

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