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CBLR's 500th celebration continues with a look at how Frank Miller's first Daredevil was canceled by the Comics Code. Plus, did Jack Kirby secretly draw Daredevil #1?
In the first part of a three-part 500th installment celebration, CBLR looks at Wolverine legends, including his strange Australian accent in the X-Men animated pilot!
Who was behind the mysterious insult of Todd McFarlane in one of his last "Spider-Man" issues? And was She-Hulk going to be gold in her ill-fated TV series?
Did Miller & Mazzuchelli's "Batman: Year One" lead to Alan Davis leaving "Detective Comics?" And why do Iron Man fans owe MySpace a debt of gratitude?
This week, the real life reason for Hulk's wife's death, a secret Teen Titans crossover, and was the famous Thunderbolts reveal almost spoiled before #1 came out?
Learn how "Sandman" was nearly never a comic book series before George R.R. Martin got involved! Plus, which creator was in a Tony-winning musical?
Was Grant Morrison's "Arkham Asylum" originally going to feature Robin? And did "Peanuts" really coin the term 'security blanket'?
Did "Twin Peaks" nearly find a second life as a comic book? Does Marvel actually own a trademark on "snikt" and "thwip?"
CBLR honors the memory of Wolverine by revealing when he first gained his healing powers, how he was edited into killing for the first time and more.
Come celebrate Wolverine's 40th anniversary with a collection of Comic Book Legends Revealed installments about the mutant hero.
It's an all "Walking Dead" CBLR, featuring the great Andrea/Amy switcheroo, the time a major character's death was spoiled months in advance and more!
Revisit how the Joker jumping out of a cake led to Harley Quinn's creation! Plus, Barbara Gordon legends and an unpublished Frank Quitely issue of "sexy" Lobo!
See the soap opera episode that inspired the creation of Harley Quinn! Did Joe Simon help develop Superman? And did NBC censor Firestar's rear end?
Was Marvel really paid by the government for an anti-marijuana Spider-Man story? Why didn't we get a Frank Miller/Roger Stern Doctor Strange?
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?
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?!?
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!
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!
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?"
Is a sexually suggestive Mickey Mouse milk ad for real? And did Flash nearly survive DC Comics' "Crisis on Infinite Earths?"
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!
Discover the surprising comic book panel that drove Todd McFarlane from Marvel! Plus, learn the bizarre way "Blondie" was launched back in 1930!
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?
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!
Marvel at Superman receiving the "with great power comes great responsibility" speech years before Spider-Man debuted!
Years before Zach Snyder brought "Watchmen" to the silver screen, another version nearly got made -- and the bizarre ending will shock you.
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!
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?
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?"
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?
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.
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!
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!
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!
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."
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?
Did Grant Morrison almost write an "Arkham Asylum" follow-up starring Spider-Man? And did a legendary black cartoonist create the first black doll?
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!
Was the 2002 Captain America series launched in response to 9/11, and did Marvel plan on addressing Cap's bizarre 2001 "death"?
Learn the sad history of "Captain Marvel" character Steamboat and how his depiction led 1940s schoolchildren to take a stand against racial prejudice.