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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This week, learn of the unpublished Spider-Man graphic novel from the 1980s that would have seen Spidey get involved with a married mob wife!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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed:

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Peanuts," "Cable" & Hurricane Sandy

Did Supergirl creator Al Plastino draw months worth of "Peanuts" strips in case Charles Schulz got ill, or were the motivations behind the strips more sinister? And did an issue of "Cable" correctly predict Hurricane Sandy?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ditko, Osborn and the Green Goblin

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ditko, Osborn and the Green Goblin

In the first of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, learn whether Steve Ditko really disagreed with Norman Osborn being the Green Goblin! Plus, how did the Son of Sam investigation lead to DC Comics' offices?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Comic Creators Vs. The Government

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Comic Creators Vs. The Government

This week, did Charles Schulz really write a famous "Peanuts" strip criticizing the IRS? Did the FBI really investigate Walt Kelly's "Pogo" for hidden subversive messages? Find out the answers and more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Exiled Over Mickey & Co-Plotting Spidey

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Exiled Over Mickey & Co-Plotting Spidey

How did Mickey Mouse lead to a reporter's exile from Yugoslavia? How did the Three Stooges show up as Flash characters? And what's the deal with John Romita and Spider-Man plotting credit?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Psylocke, Gilligan and Reed Richards

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Psylocke, Gilligan and Reed Richards

Was Psylocke's first death meant to be x-tremely temporarily? Who came first, Reed Richards or the Professor from "Gilligan's Island?" And what, exactly, is the Cosmic Code Authority?

Did Walt Disney Write Comics Featuring Mickey Mouse Attempting Suicide?

Did Walt Disney Write Comics Featuring Mickey Mouse Attempting Suicide?

In this classic installment of CSBG's Comic Book Legends Revealed, be amazed by the series of comics from 1930 featuring Mickey Mouse attempting to kill himself in a variety of ways, based on an idea by Walt Disney himself!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Aunt May, the Bat-grapple and More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Aunt May, the Bat-grapple and More!

Was Aunt May really once going to be revealed as Peter Parker's birth mother? Where did Batman's grappling gun come from, the movies or comics? And what can Pogo tell us about TV watching?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spotlighting The Death of Superman

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spotlighting The Death of Superman

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Superman, CSBG has collected all of their Comic Book Legends Revealed columns about the event in one easy to read list! Neil Gaiman! Doomsday! "Lois and Clark" And more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: the Death of Sueprman & More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: the Death of Sueprman & More!

Did Neil Gaiman almost write the "Death of Superman?" Plus, learn the fascinating tale of a thirty-year old bootleg Star Wars comic that is just now finishing...with official approval! And what, exactly, was DC Comics' "Superstorm?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mental Health of Doomsday & Zartan

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mental Health of Doomsday & Zartan

In the first of a two-part celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Superman, was Doomsday's origin changed due to mental health advocate protests? And was GI Joe's Zartan's origin changed for similar reasons?

Comic Book Legends Revealed:

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Hellblazer," Star Wars and More

This week, did DC really initially name "Hellblazer" "Hellraiser?" Is there a connection between Bucky O'Hare and a Star Wars character? And what surprising place did the idea for Alfred raising Bruce Wayne originate?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Marvel's

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Marvel's "Star Wars" Comics

With Marvel and Lucasfilm both Disney-owned companies, we take a look at Marvel's Star Wars comics! Was there a character Lucas hated? Did the comic accidentally predict a major "Return of the Jedi" plot point? Plus, more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Halloween

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Halloween "Hellblazer" Edition

In this week's Halloween CSBG, was "Hellblazer" originally titled "Hellraiser?" Who are Willoughby Kipling and Ambrose Bierce and what do they have to do with John Constantine? And did Keanu Reeves turn Constantine American?

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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