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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Comic Sans, Thor & John Byrne

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Comic Sans, Thor & John Byrne

Who created Thor? Plus, what classic comics gave us the dreaded Comic Sans, and did we almost have a new John Byrne FF book a few years back?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Alan Moore, X-Men & Mjolnir

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Alan Moore, X-Men & Mjolnir

Why did Alan Moore quit DC Comics the first time? Can Marvel own the rights to a real person, and what was the U.S. Military's problem with Mjolnir?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: George R.R. Martin, David Bowie & Wonder wOman

Comic Book Legends Revealed: George R.R. Martin, David Bowie & Wonder wOman

Was George R.R. Martin really the first comic con attendee ever?! And how close did David Bowie's wife come to playing Wonder Woman and Black Widow? Find out this week!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: X-Men Family Ties & Censored

Comic Book Legends Revealed: X-Men Family Ties & Censored "Rugrats"

Were Professor X and Magneto meant to be revealed as brothers? And how in the world did a "Rugrats" comic strip get censored and a character banned?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Cyclops' Powers & A Secret Marvel/DC Crossover

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Cyclops' Powers & A Secret Marvel/DC Crossover

This week, learn about the DC/Marvel crossover comic you've never heard of, written by a future comic book great! Plus, who is Silkie and how was she almost an X-Man? All this and Cyclops' powers, too!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Death of Venom & Beatlemania

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Death of Venom & Beatlemania

Was Marvel really planning on killing Venom in "Amazing Spider-Man" #400? Was there nearly a Mr. Monster/Swamp Thing crossover? And what does Marvel Comics have to do with Beatlemania...the movie?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kitty Pryde, Charlie Brown & the Huntress

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kitty Pryde, Charlie Brown & the Huntress

Was Kitty Pryde nearly a member of a brand-new X-Men team? Did Chuck Dixon save the Helena Bertinelli Huntress from the chopping block? And what's the surprising origin of Charlie Brown's first home run?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Byrne, Batgirl &

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Byrne, Batgirl & "Bloodties" Bad Guys

Was Magneto originally the villain of the X-Men/Avengers "Bloodties" crossover? Did John Byrne create an Asian Batgirl before Cassandra Cain? And how close did we come to a Waid/Wieringo "Aquaman" title?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Is the True Doctor Doom?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Is the True Doctor Doom?

Was John Byrne really planning on revealing that every Dr. Doom appearance since Lee and Kirby was a Doom-bot? And why wasn't Kevin Smith allowed to reference the Powerpuff Girls in "Green Arrow?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Discover the True Face of Doctor Doom!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Discover the True Face of Doctor Doom!

This week, discover the true face of Doctor Doom! Plus, did DC ban Superman from appearing in...a DC comic book? And did the Animaniacs seriously team-up with the "X-Files?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Real Sabretooth & She-Hulk's Shaved Legs

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Real Sabretooth & She-Hulk's Shaved Legs

This week, if Chris Claremont had his way, would we ever have actually met the real Sabretooth? Plus, what's the deal with John Byrne, She-Hulk and shaved legs?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superhero Romance & Kirby Sabotage?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superhero Romance & Kirby Sabotage?

Did Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan nearly have a romance thirty years ago? Did Marvel staffers go out of their way to print negative letters in Jack Kirby comics in the 70s? And what exactly is the Secret Cobra Salute?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The All-Wolverine Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The All-Wolverine Edition

It's an All-Wolverine Edition of CBLR! Why did Dougray Scott lose the role of Wolverine in "X-Men?" Was Apocalypse really behind Weapon X? And how did an unused design for Wolverine's face lead to Sabretooth's creation?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How the Comics Code Saved Sue Storm from a Spanking

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How the Comics Code Saved Sue Storm from a Spanking

How did the Comics Code save Sue Storm from a spanking? Plus, a remarkable example of a mixed-comic book/novella from an acclaimed Argentinian writer, and who is the Gay Desperado?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Nude Stan Lee, Charlie Brown's Win/Loss Record

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Nude Stan Lee, Charlie Brown's Win/Loss Record

This week, did Marvel really edit a Stan Lee nude centerfold out of a comic book? Plus, did Thor almost have a spin-off comic in the 1970s? And has Charlie Brown ever actually won a baseball game?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman, Landmines and Dreadnoks

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman, Landmines and Dreadnoks

Did comics about the dangers of landmines actually accidentally cause children to go INTO minefields to try to meet Superman? Were "G.I. Joe's" Dreadnoks originally suppose to be anthropomorphic bears? Find out this week!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Gruenwald's Ashes, Venture Bros.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Gruenwald's Ashes, Venture Bros.

This week, was a Marvel editor's ashes mixed in with the ink for a Marvel poster? Was the Venture Brothers originally a comic book? And was a Marvel Avenger's look based on a TV Avenger? Find out all these answers now!

Superman Legends Revealed!

Superman Legends Revealed!

In honor of the "Man of Steel" film releasing this weekend, CSBG has collected every single entry of their past Comic Book Legends Revealed columns over the years spotlighting Superman!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Celebrating Superman!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Celebrating Superman!

It's an all-Superman edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed! Find out the origins of Superman's S! Discover whether Jerry Siegel reviewed Philip Wylie's Gladiator! And what is...super-imagination?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ultimate Captain America's Ethnicity

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ultimate Captain America's Ethnicity

Was Ultimate Captain America originally envisioned as a black man? Plus, two legends involving Conan the Barbarian, including how Marvel actually initially canceled "Conan" after just seven issues came out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman Mis-steps

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman Mis-steps

This week, did DC Comics really publish a story mocking Batman co-creator Bill Finger two years after his death? Plus, was the Batman villain Firefly turned into a fire-based villain by mistake?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Mary Jane's Illicit Association

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Mary Jane's Illicit Association

This week, what's the connection between the films "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" and the G.I. Joe comic book series? Plus, does Mary Jane Watson have anything to do with a slang term for marijuana?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Spider-Man Married to the Mob?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Spider-Man Married to the Mob?

This week, learn of the unpublished Spider-Man graphic novel from the 1980s that would have seen Spidey get involved with a married mob wife! Plus, check out a racy Joker joke in a Batman comic by Brian K. Vaughan!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Sam Jackson's Nick Fury & Spider-Man 2099

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Sam Jackson's Nick Fury & Spider-Man 2099

This week, learn the history of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury! Plus, what accidental hint during Spider Island did Marvel give towards the return of Spider-Man 2099?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Batman/Jigglypuff crossover?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Batman/Jigglypuff crossover?

This week, was there really a Batman/Pokemon crossover?! Did Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz really make Dan Quayle the villain of "Elektra: Assassin?" Find out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Missing All-New, All-Different X-Man

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Missing All-New, All-Different X-Man

What contest winning character was nearly a founding member of the All-New, All-Different X-Men and instead didn't appear in a Marvel comic for nearly thirty years? Plus, was Dobie Gillis based on Archie Andrews?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman's 75th Birthday Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman's 75th Birthday Edition

It's an All-Superman CBLR! Be amazed at the comic DC created for a rich guy's son's Bat Mitzvah! See the history of Superman's heat vision! And laugh at a major plot hole in a classic Superman story!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin Of Kryptonite

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin Of Kryptonite

Was kryptonite really invented in order to give the actor who played Superman on radio time off? And who did Beast replace in the original cast of Grant Morrison's "New X-Men"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Mirror-Image Spider-Man Comic?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Mirror-Image Spider-Man Comic?

Was there almost an issue of Spider-Man that would require a mirror to read? What X-Men character did Chris Claremont write a year's worth of stories for before having the character taken away after three issues?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was The Falcon Originally A Pimp?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was The Falcon Originally A Pimp?

This week, learn how close Jean Grey and Cyclops came to being married three years before their actual wedding! Plus, was the Falcon really a pimp? All this, and a worker being fired for posting a comic strip!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Revealing The Tale Behind Hairless Wolverine

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Revealing The Tale Behind Hairless Wolverine

What future X-Man was created due to a continuity mix-up? Did DC Comics' accountant really start up his own company after seeing the sales of "Action Comics" #1? And what's the deal with hairless Wolverine?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: When Was Batman Deputized?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: When Was Batman Deputized?

This week, is Frank Miller correct that the Batman TV series was the debut of Batman being a deputy of the law? Plus, how did history repeat itself with Peter David and a Goblin reveal?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Big Screen Spidey Who Never Was

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Big Screen Spidey Who Never Was

Who is Scott Leva and how close did he come to playing Spider-Man on film? Did Jerry Siegel nearly write "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" How did "What If...?" fuel the "Avengers" #200/Ms. Marvel controversy?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Adam West Save Batman's Comics Career?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Adam West Save Batman's Comics Career?

This week's Comic Book Legends Revealed explores several Batman cancellation rumors, including whether or not the popularity of Adam West's "Batman" television series really saved the Caped Crusader's comic!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bondage Controversy

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bondage Controversy

Was creator William Marston specifically told to reduce Wonder Woman bondage in chains by 50%? Did DC really win a trademark dispute over the cricket term "batsman?" All this plus another "Peanuts" mystery!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman Week 2!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman Week 2!

This week, it's another all-Batman TV series edition of CBLR! Did Frank Miller get the idea for Carrie Kelley from the "Batman" TV pilot? Was Batgirl originally going to get her own series? Find out today!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Claremont's Secret X-Men Return

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Claremont's Secret X-Men Return

Did Chris Claremont secretly return to the X-Men books in 1999? Did Steve Ditko seriously turn down a chance to adapt Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" as a comic book? Plus, a strange Peanuts rumor!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: It's Batman Week!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: It's Batman Week!

This week is Batman TV series theme week! How did the Playboy Club help Batman out? What comic strip character did ABC want instead of Batman? And discover the strange origin of the Batman TV series cliffhangers!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Fellini's

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Fellini's "Flash Gordon," Allred's "X-Force"

Did famed filmmaker Federico Fellini really write an Italian bootleg Flash Gordon comic in the late '30s? Did Charlton Comics get its start in a PRISON? And where's Mike Allred's "X-Force" character The Horn?

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Lois Lane, Shade the Changing Man

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Lois Lane, Shade the Changing Man

This week, was Lois Lane based on Jerry Siegel's wife? Plus, who was the original killer in "Countdown to Infinite Crisis" and did Peter Milligan plan to end "Shade, the Changing Man" earlier than DC wanted?

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