With Robert Downey Jr. portraying Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman, the notion of celebrities in comic book films is nothing new - but the history of famous people turning up in comic books is even older than that. Long-time readers of Marvel or DC Comics will no doubt fondly remember all the times their favorite comic book characters crossed paths with larger-than-life figures from the real world.
Most celebrity appearances in mainstream comic books are limited to minor cameos, but every so often, a famous person actually plays a legitimate role in the plot of a series. Some of the greatest comic book runs ever printed have prominently featured notable cultural figures, and some of the most significant superheroes of all time have brushed shoulders with the real-life rich and famous.
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