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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Created Batman's Origin?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Created Batman's Origin?

Which creator actually came up with the origin for Batman? How did Frank Miller get his start on "Daredevil?" And what's the Kingpin's name in France?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Which Batman Villain Was Created To Become Robin?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Which Batman Villain Was Created To Become Robin?

Learn which Bat-villain was created to become the new Robin! Plus, did Jack Kirby have no say in the Thing being orange? And what did Iron Man just say to Cap?!?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Human Torch Pulled from TV Over Self-Immolation Fears?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Human Torch Pulled from TV Over Self-Immolation Fears?

This week, was Human Torch pulled from "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" over fears kids would light themselves on fire? Plus more Human Torch legends!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Live Action Spidey, Firestar Origins

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Live Action Spidey, Firestar Origins

Was the '70s "Spider-Man" TV series canceled for reasons other than poor ratings? Was Firestar originally going to be Mary Jane? All this, and more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman's Shadow-y Origins

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman's Shadow-y Origins

Discover whether Batman's first appearance was a re-written Shadow story! Plus, how close did we get to a Robin Williams Riddler in "Batman Forever?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Is This 'Dirty' Mickey Mouse Milk Ad Real?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Is This 'Dirty' Mickey Mouse Milk Ad Real?

Is a sexually suggestive Mickey Mouse milk ad for real? And did Flash nearly survive DC Comics' "Crisis on Infinite Earths?"

Howard the Duck Legends Revealed

Howard the Duck Legends Revealed

With the Master of Quack Fu experiencing a sudden surge in popularity, it's the perfect time to dig into CSBG's archive of Howard the Duck legends!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did Todd McFarlane Leave Marvel?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did Todd McFarlane Leave Marvel?

Discover the surprising comic book panel that drove Todd McFarlane from Marvel! Plus, learn the bizarre way "Blondie" was launched back in 1930!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Transvestite Joker in

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Transvestite Joker in "Arkham Asylum?"

It's an all-Batman edition of CBLR! What was Joker's original "Arkham Asylum" look? Was Azrael's Batman tenure cut short? When did Harley Quinn first show up?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did The Flash Die - And Why Didn't Robin?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did The Flash Die - And Why Didn't Robin?

This week, learn why DC decided to kill off Barry Allen during "Crisis" and why Grant Morrison decided not to kill off Damian Wayne in his first appearance!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: With Superman's Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Comic Book Legends Revealed: With Superman's Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Marvel at Superman receiving the "with great power comes great responsibility" speech years before Spider-Man debuted!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The "Watchmen" Movie's Original Ending

Years before Zach Snyder brought "Watchmen" to the silver screen, another version nearly got made -- and the bizarre ending will shock you.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: All-Different X-Men & Hidden Mickeys

Comic Book Legends Revealed: All-Different X-Men & Hidden Mickeys

Were the All-New, All-Different X-Men going to have a different original member? How often does Mickey Mouse gets roughed up in Don Rosa's Duck comics!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Zerox the Multiple Man, Balent's Catwoman

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Zerox the Multiple Man, Balent's Catwoman

Was Madrox the Multiple Man originally named Zerox? Was there a cat on all of Jim Balent's "Catwoman" covers? Did Rube Goldberg sue Ideal over Mouse Trap?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Hidden Spiders & Failed Football Kicks

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Hidden Spiders & Failed Football Kicks

Did Todd McFarlane hide spiders on "Amazing Spider-Man" covers? Was Charlie Brown ever going to kick that football? Was Professor X originally in "Age of Ultron?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Miracleman,

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Miracleman, "Age of Ultron" & More Nightcrawler

This week, was Marvelman supposed to show up at the original ending of Age of Ultron? Was Nightmare originally going to be Nightcrawler's father?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret of Nightcrawler's Nightcrawler

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret of Nightcrawler's Nightcrawler

This week, learn the truth behind whether Nightcrawler really has more body parts than most other mutants. Plus, a tribute to the late Al Feldstein.

Classic Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Apocalypse's Creation Usurp the Owl's Transformation?

Classic Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Apocalypse's Creation Usurp the Owl's Transformation?

Learn why X-Men nemesis Apocalypse came into existence, taking over the lead villain spot in a story originally written for Daredevil bad guy the Owl!

X-Men Legends Revealed

X-Men Legends Revealed

In honor of the new X-Men movie, CSBG archived each of the Comic Book Legends Revealed columns spotlighting the X-Men over the years!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin of Wolverine!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin of Wolverine!

In an all-X-Men edition, learn about a possible secret origin of Wolverine, plus the strange tale behind how Cyclops and Jean Grey got married!

How Did a Single Caption Edit Change the Original Ending of

How Did a Single Caption Edit Change the Original Ending of "Days of Future Past?"

In a classic Comic Book Legends Revealed, CSBG reveals how an edit to a single caption dramatically changed the ending of legendary X-Men tale, "Days of Future Past."

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Justice League Origins and Godzilla!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Justice League Origins and Godzilla!

Did a fan come up with the idea for the Justice League of America? And did Marvel really keep releasing "Godzilla" comics after losing the license?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spider-Man Goes

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spider-Man Goes "Arkham Asylum?"

Did Grant Morrison almost write an "Arkham Asylum" follow-up starring Spider-Man? And did a legendary black cartoonist create the first black doll?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Night Gwen Stacy Died

CBLR takes a look at three Spider-man themed legends surrounding "The Night That Gwen Stacy Died," including whether she was originally intended to die at all!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: 9/11 and Captain America

Comic Book Legends Revealed: 9/11 and Captain America

Was the 2002 Captain America series launched in response to 9/11, and did Marvel plan on addressing Cap's bizarre 2001 "death"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Sad History of

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Sad History of "Captain Marvel's" Steamboat

Learn the sad history of "Captain Marvel" character Steamboat and how his depiction led 1940s schoolchildren to take a stand against racial prejudice.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Hail Hydra! Hail Hydra! Hail Hydra!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Hail Hydra! Hail Hydra! Hail Hydra!

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?

Captain America Legends Revealed

Captain America Legends Revealed

In honor of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," CSBG past Comic Book Legends Revealed columns that spotlighted Captain America over the years!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Other Captain America Costumes, Garfield's

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Other Captain America Costumes, Garfield's "Death"

Did Jack Kirby really create new Captain America costumes for Marvel in case Joe Simon won his lawsuit for ownership of the character?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Kellogg's Kill Superboy & Was Hulkling Almost Female?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Kellogg's Kill Superboy & Was Hulkling Almost Female?

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Byrne's

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Byrne's "Uncanny" Exit, 'Nuff Said Origins

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel Vs. DC, Byrne Vs. Liefeld

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel Vs. DC, Byrne Vs. Liefeld

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Superman" Aid Real Life Allied Spies?

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.

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?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Northstar's Vetoed Series, Did Marvel Trademark

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Northstar's Vetoed Series, Did Marvel Trademark "Marvel?"

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Steal the Idea for Wolverine From a Fan?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Steal the Idea for Wolverine From a Fan?

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Revisiting Joel Schumacher's Bat-Credit Card

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Revisiting Joel Schumacher's Bat-Credit Card

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?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jack Kirby & the Fourth World

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jack Kirby & the Fourth World

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Luke & Leia as

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Luke & Leia as "Star Wars'" Power Couple?

Was there nearly a Star Wars comic where Luke and Leia ended up together? And is there an unpublished Claremont/Byrne "What If...?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Stan Lee Vs. Fredric Wertham & More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Stan Lee Vs. Fredric Wertham & More!

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?

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