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Comic Book Legends Revealed - Thunderstrike, Kirby and Crossovers

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Thunderstrike, Kirby and Crossovers

Did Jack Kirby really never draw blood? Was Thunderstrike always destined to die? Was there a comic crossover over a HUNDRED years ago? Find out the answers to these questions in this week's CBLR!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Winnie the Pooh & Cable, Too!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Winnie the Pooh & Cable, Too!

Marvel at the cast of Winnie the Pooh being jerks to each other in a syndicated comic strip that needs to be seen to be believed in this week's CBLR! And was Cable intended to be an older version of Cannonball?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The All-Dredd Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The All-Dredd Edition

In honor of the release of DREDD 3D, this is an all-Judge Dredd edition of CBLR! Check out the origin of Dredd's name, how he was originally drawn and the censored Dredd story where he fights Ronald McDonald!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Nintendo's

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Nintendo's "Hogan's Alley's" Comic Origins

This week, the comic book filed as an official legal brief in a U.S. District Court! Plus, the comic origins of the classic Nintendo video game, "Hogan's Alley," and did an insult of Jim Valentino make him leave Marvel for Image?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man's Parents and Hugo Hercules

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man's Parents and Hugo Hercules

This week, it's the short-lived return of Spider-Man's parents! Was there was a Wonder Woman comic protesting Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent?! Plus, Hugo Hercules: the first comic superhero?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed - "Super Friends" & Caruso's Archie Andrews

This week, it's an all TV-related CBLR! Did David Caruso really play Archie Andrews on a TV series? And was Wendy from "Super Friends" originally meant to be related to Batman?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Baum's

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Baum's "Oz" Comics, Jack Staff & Kitty Pryde

The bizarre tale of the dueling "Wizard of Oz" comic strips from the turn of the 20th Century! Was Jack Staff originally going to be a Union Jack comic book? And what did Chris Claremont have planned for Kitty Pryde?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alex Ross' Nude Sub-Mariner

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alex Ross' Nude Sub-Mariner

This week's installment of CBLR looks into the origins of Spidey villain the Shocker, censored "Beetle Bailey" strips and Alex Ross sneaking Namor's naughty bits into his and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels."

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Beetle Bailey & 616

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Beetle Bailey & 616

This week, learn how Spider-Man's origin was changed - in his second appearance! Plus, the not-safe-for-work side of Beetle Bailey?!?! Also, who coined Marvel's "616'" designation?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Tim Burton, Bill Finger & Batman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Tim Burton, Bill Finger & Batman

Discover the amazing tale of how tantalizingly close Bill Finger came to receiving credit on Tim Burton's "Batman!" Plus, legends about Warren Ellis and Fabian Nicieza!

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

An all-Batman edition of CBLR! Did DC Comics actually cancel Detective Comics in the late '70s?! Was there almost a Batman/Jon Sable crossover? Plus, discover the amazing tale of Bill Finger's only living heir!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Wonder Woman, Warren Ellis & Milestone Comics

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Wonder Woman, Warren Ellis & Milestone Comics

Learn the history of Wonder Woman's lasso of truth! Which non-Comics Code approved comic did Warren Ellis re-work for his adults-only "Strange Kiss?"What parody did DC Comics want removed from a DC/Milestone crossover?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Batman Is Anti-Drugs

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Batman Is Anti-Drugs

This week, did a government agency pay DC to do an anti-drug Batman storyline? Plus, what 1990s Marvel Comic by Warren Ellis was killed before the first issue was even released? Also, a hidden reference in the New 52!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach Versus Batman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach Versus Batman

Was Rorschach originally going to fight against Batman in a DC Comics miniseries? And discover the bizarre issue of Superman where he literally listens in on the rest of the DC Universe! You have to see it to believe it!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman's First Flight, Superboy-Prime's First Murder

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman's First Flight, Superboy-Prime's First Murder

This week, did Superman first fly by accident? Plus, how did "Star Trek's" Jonathan Frakes inadvertently inspire a classic Spider-Man tale? And which Titan was originally going to die in "Infinite Crisis" #4?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed - "Watchmen," Wonder Woman & Wertham

This week, before "Watchmen," was Dave Gibbons a superhero!?!? Plus, did Wonder Woman creator William Marston intentionally have the Amazon princess mention sappho to irritate Fredric Wertham?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Censored Marvel, EC Comics & Ray Bradury

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Censored Marvel, EC Comics & Ray Bradury

This week, did Marvel Comics really have a ban on the words "hell" and "damn" during the 1990s? Plus, was the classic EC Comics story "Judgment Day" based on a story by the late Ray Bradbury?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - J. Jonah Jameson, Dave Sim &

Comic Book Legends Revealed - J. Jonah Jameson, Dave Sim & "Fables"

This week, learn whether the Black Cat was nearly killed early in her career - by J. Jonah Jameson!? Plus, a decade before Asterix, see Uderzo's art on "Captain Marvel Jr."! Plus, a legend about Dave Sim and "Fables!"

The Strange Tale of Ray Bradbury and EC Comics

The Strange Tale of Ray Bradbury and EC Comics

In this classic installment of Comic Book Legends revealed, learn the clever way the late Ray Bradbury handled EC Comics publishing unlicensed adaptations of his stories during the 1950s.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Did Donald Duck appear in a comic years before he officially first appeared in a cartoon? Plus, legends about other funny animal comics, including "Bucky O'Hare" and Dave Sim's pitch for "Spider-Ham!"

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Evel Knievel & Captain America

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Evel Knievel & Captain America

How did Evel Knievel inadvertently lead to the creation of one of Marvel's goofiest comics of the late 1970s?! Plus, learn the amazing story of how the first issue of that comic was made!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Shakespeare & Spidey's Anatomically-Correct Nude Scene

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Shakespeare & Spidey's Anatomically-Correct Nude Scene

Jack Kirby meets Shakespeare! Spider-Man has a wardrobe malfunction! And did Hasbro dictate Larry Hama's "G.I. Joe" writing style?

Comic book Legends Revealed - Yo, Joe!!

Comic book Legends Revealed - Yo, Joe!!

As they say, knowing is half the battle, and you'll be prepared for that half with this week's All-G.I. Joe edition of CBLR! Did Larry Hama's band perform on an episode of "G.I. Joe?" Did Hasbro name one of their figures Ghost Rider?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Avengers" Edition

A special all-Avengers CBLR! Discover the "Avengers" issue edited at the last minute because of a ribald sequence, learn whether Stan Lee wrote the Captain America theme song, and how the Comics Code changed Cap forever.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Luke Cage, Jemm, Son of Saturn

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Luke Cage, Jemm, Son of Saturn

Learn whether Luke Cage was supposed to be an Avenger nearly two decades before he finally joined! Was Jemm, Son of Saturn originally supposed to be from Mars? All this, and more in today's CBLR!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Psylocke Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Psylocke Edition

In this week's all-Psylocke edition of CBLR, discover how close she came to being killed off in the 90, look at her squelched affair with Cyclops and a major continuity entaglement. Plus, an exclusive piece of Psylocke art!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bracelets & Milhouse

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bracelets & Milhouse

This week, discover the strange origins behind Wonder Woman's silver bracelets and a pagan god based on "The Simpsons'" Milhouse! Also, who - or what - is the Mexican Green Lantern?!?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Phoenix, New Mutants & Pokemon

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Phoenix, New Mutants & Pokemon

Did Jean Grey almost turn back into the Phoenix during the 1990s? Did an issue of "New Mutants" use an image from an "adult" magazine? All this and more in this week's CBLR!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Teen Titans, X-Men & Thor

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Teen Titans, X-Men & Thor

Did Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman really pen an X-Men parody comic in the 1980s? And did Superman creator Jerry Siegel actually write an issue of "Thor?" All this, plus a Teen Titans identity crisis!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Watchmen

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Watchmen

This week, we explore the background of how "Watchmen" came to be! Plus, the shocking history behind the Australian comic book, the Lone Avenger, and the hilarious story of how writer John Rozum broke into comics.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Cerebus, X-Men & Richard Nixon

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Cerebus, X-Men & Richard Nixon

Learn how close we came to a Cerebus/X-Men crossover! Did a member of the Teen Titans almost debut in a trading card set? And marvel at how Neal Adams drew Richard Nixon into a Green Lantern comic...as a little girl!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - John Carter vs Flash Gordon

Comic Book Legends Revealed - John Carter vs Flash Gordon

Just in time for Disney's big screen extravaganza, discover the amazing behind-the-scenes connection between John Carter and the creation of Flash Gordon! Plus, legends about Spider-Ham and Superman!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Special Batman Shark Repellent Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Special Batman Shark Repellent Edition

In a special edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed, Brian Cronin settles once and for all the question of whether or not Batman's shark repellent was comic book canon or merely an Adam West gadget.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Static Shock and Chess Boxing

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Static Shock and Chess Boxing

Did DC pull a Static cover because it showed sex? Was the first daily comic strip canceled because it was too obscene? Finally, how did comic books give us the greatness that is Chess Boxing?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - James O'Barr's Batman, Black Adam and Starhawk

Comic Book Legends Revealed - James O'Barr's Batman, Black Adam and Starhawk

This week, has the creator of the Crow been trying to do a Batman comic for over a decade? Plus, learn the shocking history of Captain Marvel's arch-rival, Black Adam! Also, who or what is Starhawk?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Greatest American Hero, Warren Ellis

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Greatest American Hero, Warren Ellis

Was "Greatest American Hero" nearly a Superboy TV series? Did Warren Ellis use a loophole to kill off his Stormwatch characters? Plus, a Mutt and Jeff comic about...suicide?!!?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Captain Marvel and The Huntress

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Captain Marvel and The Huntress

Was Huntress originally intended to die in Batman's "No Man's Land?" How did DC originally try to get around their inability to name Captain Marvel's comic book "Captain Marvel?" Plus, more!

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Discover the secret origin of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham! Does it involve Cerebus?! Plus, legends about Ken Griffey and...comic books? And what minor Marvel superhero was nearly Captain Marvel?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Robin, Harlan Ellison

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Robin, Harlan Ellison

This week, was Robin originally going to be only a one-issue wonder!?! Plus, discover the super-villain that came out of a bad review and the superhero invented by Harlan Ellison - for a T-Shirt?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Dave Sim, Wolveroach & Marvel

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Dave Sim, Wolveroach & Marvel

Did Marvel sue Dave Sim over the Wolverine parody Wolveroach? Did the makers of the Spider-Man film get sued over a billboard? And who or what is Speed Gordon? Find out this week!

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