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Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Batman & Punk Rock

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Batman & Punk Rock

Popeye and...abortion? Learn how the two almost came together 20 years ago and how it led to a cartoonist being fired. Plus, did a Batman comic inspire a notable British punk band?

Comic Book Legends Revealed Addendum! - More Aparo Teasers!

Comic Book Legends Revealed Addendum! - More Aparo Teasers!

In last week's CBLR, we told you about the hidden teasers Jim Aparo would sneak into issues of "Brave and the Bold." Here are four more Aparo teasers for your edification!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Liefeld's Young Avengers, Morrison's Xorn & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Liefeld's Young Avengers, Morrison's Xorn & More

This week, discover the hidden secrets of Batman's "Brave and the Bold" team-ups! And did we almost see Rob Liefeld's Young Avengers - in 1990? Plus, find out if Xorn was really supposed to be Magneto!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Clark Kent, Phone Booths & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Clark Kent, Phone Booths & More

In this week's CBLR, we all know Clark Kent changes to Superman in phone booths, right? But did he really? Find out! Plus, legends about Death, Jungle Girls and Hulk - not in that order!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Human Torch Raps

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Human Torch Raps

Did an acclaimed rapper really produce a song for the Human Torch? Plus, discover the secret of the most hidden crossover in Marvel Comics History!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Donkey Kong & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Donkey Kong & More

Was Donkey Kong originally a Popeye game? Did a decimal error really lead to Popeye using spinach for strength? And what's the link between Terry Austin and Popeye?

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

What role did Disney, of all companies, play in the development of the Vertigo line of comics? Did Armageddon 2001 give us a sneak peek at Kyle Rayner? Plus a tale of the Superman Thanksgiving Day balloon!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Sadie Hawkins Day, LoSH & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Sadie Hawkins Day, LoSH & More

This week, learn what "holiday" was invented by comics! Also, discover the man who stole over $100,000 from the government -- to buy comic books?!?! All this and more in this week's CBLR!

Movie Legends Revealed: White Shaft? Elm Street Happy Endings?

Movie Legends Revealed: White Shaft? Elm Street Happy Endings?

CSBG's Brian Cronin brings Movie Legends Revealed to SPINOFF ONLINE for a special edition devoted to legends surrounding "Shaft," "A Fish Called Wanda" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street!"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Steve Englehart Edition!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Steve Englehart Edition!

This week's all-Englehart edition of CBLR asks, was Daredevil nearly a West Coast Avenger? Did DC Comics nearly allow an independent comic to star Batman? And what's the strange story behind the origin of Hellcat?

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Star Trek Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Star Trek Edition

CSBG goes where it has never gone before... an all-Trek edition! Marvel at black Sulu and white Uhura! Bizarre reasons stopping a Superman/Star Trek crossover! The Dreadstar/Star Trek crossover that never was!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Kirby, McCartney, Eisner & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Kirby, McCartney, Eisner & More

Titans collide as Jack "King" Kirby meets with Paul McCartney! What's the truth behind Will Eisner's testimony in the Wonderman copyright case and does Green Arrow have superpowers?

Comic Book Legends Revealed! Morrison, Woodring & More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! Morrison, Woodring & More!

Learn how Star Comics was almost Care Bears, Droids and...Grant Morrison! Did Jim Woodring design Rubik the Amazing Cube? What Green Lantern/Green Arrow storyline was once a Captain America tale?

Comic Book Legends Revealed! Kirby, Zappa, Larsen & More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! Kirby, Zappa, Larsen & More!

The strange connection between Jack Kirby and...Frank Zappa! Plus, who is the mysterious fellow who keeps showing up in Erik Larsen's comics and what is the mystery of the Wild World of Batwoman?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed! - "Scare Tactics" Addendum

Recently, we covered the story of the promotional song DC Comics nixed for "Scare Tactics" comic. Now, courtesy of writer Len Kaminski, we have this unique late-90s gem for you to rock out to!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Friday the Thirteenth Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Friday the Thirteenth Edition

Welcome to the 313th edition of CBLR! Discover the mark Superman's left upon the world of sign language, find out how Animal Safari Cards influenced Amazing Spider-Man and more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Was a Spider-Man comic book re-scripted at the last minute in response to a terrorist threat? Did an Iron Man writer replace Tony Stark as Iron Man because he didn't think a capitalist could be a hero? Find out in this week's edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, we discuss how DC took issue with a classic hero seeming "too gay," whether John Byrne determined that James Rhodes would be black and whether comics actually cut down the amount of staples they used during World War II!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Discover the rather sordid history of how DC Comics forced changes on how Lois Lane appeared in the Superman comics. Did Howard the Duck make a dent in the 1976 Presidential race? Plus, more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Mutants, Kirby and More

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Mutants, Kirby and More

Learn the shocking secret behind Hank Pym's infamous act of domestic abuse! Who was writing about Homo Superiors a decade before "X-Men" #1? And did Jack Kirby draw the first double-page spread?

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

If you can believe it, this CBLR is all about Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Did Ripley's give us the National Anthem? What famous urban legend did it help spread? And what famed cartoonist made his debut in a Ripley's strip?

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

What new DC comic book led to an edit in an episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold?" How did an artist miscommunication lead to an Aquaman story? And was a comic really used to test the sense of humor of Germans?

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, CBLR asks, when did Captain America first throw his mighty shield? Who was the first female member of the Justice Society? And what comic book legend's death led directly to Paul Levitz's first comics story?

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

We all remember those little circles coming out of Aquaman's head during "Super Friends," but what's their secret origin? Find out, along with a story about a hilarious miscommunication in a Peter David-penned comic book!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Learn whether the Monkees were offered "Sugar, Sugar" before the Archies! Did Frank Miller break into comics drawing Hostess fruit pie ads?! Plus, discover the strange origins of Dominic Fortune and Devil-Slayer!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

You might have heard of the comic book with a hole cut through it -- but have you heard of the one with an actual bullet hole through each copy? Find out this week, along with the true origin of Wolverine's classic costume!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, learn the origin of how Alan Moore and Alan Davis came to work together on Captain Britain! Did Warren Ellis re-work an Excalibur story for an X-Men mini-series? Plus, Alan Moore's connection to... BJ and the Bear?

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Learn the seemingly minor incident that dramatically changed Batman and Superman history forever! Plus, how was Grant Morrison's "JLA: Classified" storyline changed? And what connection does the Addams Family have with...lunacy?

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 3

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 3

In the conclusion to our three-day 300th CBLR celebration, we look at how Alan Moore inadvertently yet dramatically changed the world of the X-Men forever! Plus, legends about Frank Quitely and Jack "The King" Kirby!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 2

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 2

In the second of our three-day celebration of the 300th CBLR, we examine the true story behind Neil Gaiman and his feelings on Death being used in the DC Universe. Plus, legends about George Perez, J.H. Williams III and Grant Morrison!

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 1

Comic Book Legends Revealed! #300, Part 1

CSBG's 300th extravaganza begins with the first of a three-part column, each one featuring legends of the greatest comic book writers and artists of all-time! We start with looks at Neal Adams, Stan Lee and Warren Ellis!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Bob Kane -- pop songwriter? Judd Winick -- Pulitzer Prize winner? Find out the truth in this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, along with an interesting hidden message from the last issue of a Marvel Comics title!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In a special bonus edition of CBLR, learn which Silver Age Green Lantern villain was based on one of Batman's creators! Also, how close did Humphrey Bogart come to appearing in an issue of "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In this week's edition of CBLR, you'll learn the unlikely origin of the use of the term "grim and gritty" in connection with Batman! Also, discover what story famed TV writer Greg Weisman had to wait over two decades to tell!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In this week's CBLR, learn about the strange team-up of Spider-Man and Planned Parenthood! Plus, the history of Marvel's rating system and the bizarre story of Rulah, Jungle Goddess and Tegra, Jungle Empress!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In honor of his new movie, all of this week's legends involving the Green Hornet! How did he become the GREEN Hornet? Was he always related to the Lone Ranger? And did J. Edgar Hoover force the show to change its opening?

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, learn about Mickey Mouse's Nazi-fighting past! Plus, did a model kit company really give away a full-sized replica of the Gemini spacecraft? Find out in today's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

With the end of the year here, CBLR is all about time! What cult classic comic book series was originally going to be the tale of Captain America in the future? Was Bishop originally intended to be the X-Traitor? Find out inside!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

What innovative comics project by George Romero and Marvel Comics never saw the light of day? Also, did a popular secret agent comic strip spawn two separate hit songs for its two main female characters? Find out today!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

This week, learn how two comic book fans helped foil a million-dollar art forgery scam! Discover the macabre coincidence regarding the cancellation of Buck Jones' comic book feature! Plus, did Asterix and Superman ever team up?

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