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This week, discover one of the most embarrassing typos in Marvel Comics history! Learn the secrets behind the Atlas Implosion of 1957! And, best of all, find out exactly who - or what - is Captain Shazam?!
Meet some heroes and villains you might not know: Captain Marvel, Plastic Man and Dr. Fate! Did DC force Bob Kane to add Robin to "Detective Comics?" And what's up with the missing pages in "Back to the Klondike?"
Did a famous World War II comic strip show full frontal nudity to celebrate D-Day? Find out while learning about Steve Englehart's amusing "Avengers" farewell and the details of the famed Fleisher/Ellison libel case!
What hidden secrets lie in last month's "New Mutants?" Just what is the deal with "Flex Mentallo?" Plus, how did the late, great Archie Goodwin pay tribute to a Golden Age legend before the public even knew who he was!
This week, learn the secret origin of...Squirrel Girl?!!? Plus, discover the untold tale of how Tim Drake almost became...Blue Beetle?!? Find out the full story in the latest edition of CBLR!
Learn about an unpublished X-Men related mini-series from the late 1980s! Also, did DC try to have Steve "The Dude" Rude re-draw Jack "The King" Kirby? Finally, who or what is Diego Valor? Read on to find out!
An all-animation edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed this week as we explore the secret origins of the G.I. Joe comic book, the Doom Patrol's Mister Nobody and the Archies' musical career!
In this update to a pair of CBLRs, see the odd way Superboy and Supergirl were once written out of the Legion and see J.M. DeMatteis' dramatically different original ending to Marvel's "Star Wars" #46!
This week, learn the strange story of one of the first Marvel/DC crossover, a crossover that was not authorized by anyone at Marvel or DC!! Plus, who is Speedy and why was he taking the place of Donald Duck?
This week, learn the strange history behind the origin of the Batcave!! Plus, what's Lucasfilm's problem with pacifism and what's the real story behind John Stewart's historic blunder in "Cosmic Odyssey?"
This week, learn the story behind the Daily Planet's globe! Plus, discover the strange story of Carl Barks' very first duck tale and how a discarded video game promotion launched DC's graphic novel line!
Discover the strange truths behind the Hobgoblin's real secret identity, then learn what classic Silver Age title almost had its status quo dramatically changed! All of this plus marijuana jokes in this week's CBLR!
This week in COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, the true history of Superman's famous catchphrase -- specifically, the "American Way" portion -- plus secrets of the Legion's Shadow Lass and Popeye!
Would Deadshot have become a popular character had it not been for a scheduling conflict? Was Tony Stark going to be revealed as an X-Men villain? What Canadian city was the basis for Superman's Metropolis? Find out now!
What connection does the popular group Devo have to do with Wonder Woman, of all comics? Plus, did DC Comics turn down a chance to make James Bond comics at the height of the Connery films?
Who was responsible for making Hal Jordan a bad guy during the 1990s? What effect did the Comics Code have on the origin of the second Two-Face? And how, exactly, did Snoopy inspire Batman? Find out this week!
Learn the strange behind-the-scenes journey Geoff Johns took on his way to changing Superboy's origin! Plus, what is the connection between a caveman comic strip and David Bowie? Find out today!
Who was going to be the original writer of "Books of Magic?" What's the deal with the cover of "Batman and Robin" #3? Why is Doctor Doom wishing everyone a Merry X-Mas on the cover of the UK reprint of "Secret Wars?!"
Which superhero was the first to fly? What is the secret origin of Mark Millar's "Wanted?" All of this plus - did the Comics Code lead to the creation of Warren Publishing's "Creepy" and "Eerie?"
Did the Red Scare turn a comic about a Little Joe into one about a Little Ike? What's the behind-the-scenes secret of Geo-Force and Terra! Plus, a decades-long story of the secret member of the original G.I. Joe team!
CBLR gets to the bottom of the Superman/Seinfeld connection! Also, are those drug references we see in the pages of..."Aquaman?" All this, plus the origin of John Ostrander: comic book character, await you within!
In honor of her 600th issue and brand-new costume, CBLR is all Wonder Woman this week! Learn the secrets of the WW logo, Wonder Girl and discover what famous anime character might just be Wonder Woman's daughter!
In this week edition of COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, learn which New God Thanos was originally based on! Also, marvel at the strange story of the would-be X-Men villain, Metoxo! Plus, more!!
In this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, join Brian and discover the odd origin of none other than Marvel Comics' Thanos! Plus, learn the bizarre story of teenage Warren Comics pin-up girl Heidi Saha!
In this week's installment of COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, did DC Comics actually once plan on giving Robin AIDS? Plus, you don't want to miss the zombie origins of...the Smurfs?!?!
An all-zombie edition of Comic Book Legends! What was Marvel's role in the evolution of zombies? What are zuvembies? And what did the Comics Code have against 'Mazing Man?
This week, learn just what was the deal with Iron Man having a nose on his armor for a year during the 1970s. Also, did Alan Moore come up with a major Star Wars term almost two decades before the films themselves?
In this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, join Brian Cronin and discover who really drew the Wolverine limited series, find out who Odie's real owner was and learn way too much about Superman and Lois Lane's sex life!
This week, discover the bizarre origins of Doctor Droom! Yes, that's right, Doctor Droom, with an R! Also, was Magneto always supposed to be Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's dad? And who or what is GenX? Find out here!
What artist worked his editor into dozens of comic stories? Did Sergio Aragones take matters into his own hands with his "Mad" margin drawings? And how did Jack Kirby's Manhunter go from a new character to a revamp?
What Marvel comic was so offensive that a printer refused to print it? Was Pamela Anderson's "Barb Wire" mocking John Byrne? And what's the deal with the two Captain Wonders? Find out in this week's Comic Book Legends Revealed!
With Deadman's crucial role in "Brightest Day," Comic Book Legends Revealed spotlights turths and rumors about the late, great Arnold Drake, creator of Deadman and the Doom Patrol!
Following up yesterday's CBLR - did you know what Jack Kirby wanted to call the Black Panther originally? Find out, along with seeing a drawing by Kirby from over 40 years ago showing T'Challa's original costume - it's a doozy!
It's All King Kirby Week! Learn how Marvel changed Kirby's original Black Panther design! See what appearance by the King himself was edited out of a comic! And did Spidey get a black costume to keep Kirby from suing Marvel?
Learn the strange story of the cartoon that led to the creation of the teddy bear! Plus, what famous comic strip character was based on an unknown actor who later turned out to be one the biggest movie stars in the world?
In honor of his nomination for the Eisner Hall of Fame, CBLR devotes a whole week of legends to the late, great Steve Gerber, including the story of how Gerber and Frank Miller almost came to reboot DC's "Trinity" during the 80s!
This week, discover Mary Marvel's almost sapphic origin! Plus, did Jack Kirby envision the Thing as having dinosaur hide? And be sure to check out the odd way that the Phantom was colored for the first two decades of his history!