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Learn the sad history of "Captain Marvel" character Steamboat and how his depiction led 1940s schoolchildren to take a stand against racial prejudice.
Did Jimmy Olsen nearly die of AIDS? Did Hydra appear in Marvel Comics before SHIELD or Nick Fury? And what's Garfield's problem with Veterans?
In honor of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," CSBG past Comic Book Legends Revealed columns that spotlighted Captain America over the years!
Did Jack Kirby really create new Captain America costumes for Marvel in case Joe Simon won his lawsuit for ownership of the character?
Was Kellogg's responsible for a failed Superboy TV show? Did the Comics Code prevent a pantless Batman cover? Was Young Avengers' Hulkling originally a girl?
Did Stan Lee coin the term "'Nuff' Said?" What drove John Byrne off "Uncanny X-Men?" Was Larry Hama forced to add words to a silent "Wolverine" issue?
Did Marvel pull ads bragging over having won "DC vs. Marvel?" Who created L'il Abner's prototype? Did John Byrne swipe Rob Liefeld swiping Byrne?
Did Allied spies use a secret code from Superman comics? And who is Baron Ironblood and how did he become Cobra Commander?
Comic Book Legends Revealed: Supergirl's '80s Costume, Kirby's Fourth World Vs. "Return of the Jedi"
Did DC change Supergirl's look due to an early movie costume test, and did Kirby's Fourth World Saga ending change because of "Return of the Jedi?"
Did an openly gay Northstar nearly helm a solo series in the early '90s? How did Peter David get the last word in a battle with a Paramount executive?
Did Marvel steal the idea for Wolverine from a fan? And how did a Marvel editor cleaning his office give us the greatness of Art Adams?
Does DC own a trademark on Superman's logo font? What strange way did Denny O'Neil react to the credit card scene in "Batman and Robin?"
Did Kirby intend to kill off Orion and Darkseid in his Fourth World finale! What was DC's clever way to pay Kirby royalties on Fourth World characters?
Was there nearly a Star Wars comic where Luke and Leia ended up together? And is there an unpublished Claremont/Byrne "What If...?"
Did Stan Lee debate Fredric Wertham? Was there a Conan comic two decades before Marvel's? And what's the surprise in 1999's "Doctor Strange" #2?
Did a Red Sonja rights issues lead to Chris Claremont owning his first comic character? And did Valiant seriously have their own beer?
Discover the Christmas story Alan Moore wrote and drew before Marvelman! And what Carl Barks' Christmas classic was censored by Disney editors?
Was Knightfall really influenced by the Death of Superman? Was Azrael's stint as Batman always intended to be temporary? Plus, more!
Was Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" filmed as a result of a lawsuit against DC? And was Conan not a barbarian before his Marvel comic series?
Did Curt Swan draw an X-Rated Superman comic? Was there nearly a "Hush" reunion on "All Star Batman and Robin"? Plus, WWII Black Widow & more!
Did Mort Weisinger use a Bizarro comic to out John F. Kennedy's affair with Marilyn Monroe? Plus, Wolverine, Jack Kirby & the Fourth World!
Was Scarlet Witch slated to die in "Siege?" Did Lou Reed dress as Robin at kids' parties? And what's with the countdown during "Death of Superman?"
With Thor's new movie this weekend, CSBG has collected all of their past Comic Book Legends Revealed columns spotlighting Thor over the years!
Were the New Gods originally Thor characters? How close did we come to Superman/Thor? And what is "Saga of the Vengeance of Thor?"
Did Marvel nearly buy Marvelman thirty years ago?! Did DC pass on the character as well? And is there really a DC supervillain fueled by cocaine?
Who created Thor? Plus, what classic comics gave us the dreaded Comic Sans, and did we almost have a new John Byrne FF book a few years back?
Why did Alan Moore quit DC Comics the first time? Can Marvel own the rights to a real person, and what was the U.S. Military's problem with Mjolnir?
Was George R.R. Martin really the first comic con attendee ever?! And how close did David Bowie's wife come to playing Wonder Woman and Black Widow? Find out this week!
Were Professor X and Magneto meant to be revealed as brothers? And how in the world did a "Rugrats" comic strip get censored and a character banned?!
This week, learn about the DC/Marvel crossover comic you've never heard of, written by a future comic book great! Plus, who is Silkie and how was she almost an X-Man? All this and Cyclops' powers, too!
Was Marvel really planning on killing Venom in "Amazing Spider-Man" #400? Was there nearly a Mr. Monster/Swamp Thing crossover? And what does Marvel Comics have to do with Beatlemania...the movie?
Was Kitty Pryde nearly a member of a brand-new X-Men team? Did Chuck Dixon save the Helena Bertinelli Huntress from the chopping block? And what's the surprising origin of Charlie Brown's first home run?
Was Magneto originally the villain of the X-Men/Avengers "Bloodties" crossover? Did John Byrne create an Asian Batgirl before Cassandra Cain? And how close did we come to a Waid/Wieringo "Aquaman" title?
Was John Byrne really planning on revealing that every Dr. Doom appearance since Lee and Kirby was a Doom-bot? And why wasn't Kevin Smith allowed to reference the Powerpuff Girls in "Green Arrow?"
This week, discover the true face of Doctor Doom! Plus, did DC ban Superman from appearing in...a DC comic book? And did the Animaniacs seriously team-up with the "X-Files?"
This week, if Chris Claremont had his way, would we ever have actually met the real Sabretooth? Plus, what's the deal with John Byrne, She-Hulk and shaved legs?
Did Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan nearly have a romance thirty years ago? Did Marvel staffers go out of their way to print negative letters in Jack Kirby comics in the 70s? And what exactly is the Secret Cobra Salute?
It's an All-Wolverine Edition of CBLR! Why did Dougray Scott lose the role of Wolverine in "X-Men?" Was Apocalypse really behind Weapon X? And how did an unused design for Wolverine's face lead to Sabretooth's creation?
How did the Comics Code save Sue Storm from a spanking? Plus, a remarkable example of a mixed-comic book/novella from an acclaimed Argentinian writer, and who is the Gay Desperado?
This week, did Marvel really edit a Stan Lee nude centerfold out of a comic book? Plus, did Thor almost have a spin-off comic in the 1970s? And has Charlie Brown ever actually won a baseball game?