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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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed -

Comic Book Legends Revealed - "Super Friends" & Caruso's Archie Andrews

This week, it's an all TV-related CBLR! Did David Caruso really play Archie Andrews on a TV series? And was Wendy from "Super Friends" originally meant to be related to Batman?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Baum's

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Baum's "Oz" Comics, Jack Staff & Kitty Pryde

The bizarre tale of the dueling "Wizard of Oz" comic strips from the turn of the 20th Century! Was Jack Staff originally going to be a Union Jack comic book? And what did Chris Claremont have planned for Kitty Pryde?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alex Ross' Nude Sub-Mariner

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alex Ross' Nude Sub-Mariner

This week's installment of CBLR looks into the origins of Spidey villain the Shocker, censored "Beetle Bailey" strips and Alex Ross sneaking Namor's naughty bits into his and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels."

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Beetle Bailey & 616

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Beetle Bailey & 616

This week, learn how Spider-Man's origin was changed - in his second appearance! Plus, the not-safe-for-work side of Beetle Bailey?!?! Also, who coined Marvel's "616'" designation?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Tim Burton, Bill Finger & Batman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Tim Burton, Bill Finger & Batman

Discover the amazing tale of how tantalizingly close Bill Finger came to receiving credit on Tim Burton's "Batman!" Plus, legends about Warren Ellis and Fabian Nicieza!

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

An all-Batman edition of CBLR! Did DC Comics actually cancel Detective Comics in the late '70s?! Was there almost a Batman/Jon Sable crossover? Plus, discover the amazing tale of Bill Finger's only living heir!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Wonder Woman, Warren Ellis & Milestone Comics

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Wonder Woman, Warren Ellis & Milestone Comics

Learn the history of Wonder Woman's lasso of truth! Which non-Comics Code approved comic did Warren Ellis re-work for his adults-only "Strange Kiss?"What parody did DC Comics want removed from a DC/Milestone crossover?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Batman Is Anti-Drugs

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Batman Is Anti-Drugs

This week, did a government agency pay DC to do an anti-drug Batman storyline? Plus, what 1990s Marvel Comic by Warren Ellis was killed before the first issue was even released? Also, a hidden reference in the New 52!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach Versus Batman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach Versus Batman

Was Rorschach originally going to fight against Batman in a DC Comics miniseries? And discover the bizarre issue of Superman where he literally listens in on the rest of the DC Universe! You have to see it to believe it!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman's First Flight, Superboy-Prime's First Murder

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman's First Flight, Superboy-Prime's First Murder

This week, did Superman first fly by accident? Plus, how did "Star Trek's" Jonathan Frakes inadvertently inspire a classic Spider-Man tale? And which Titan was originally going to die in "Infinite Crisis" #4?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed - "Watchmen," Wonder Woman & Wertham

This week, before "Watchmen," was Dave Gibbons a superhero!?!? Plus, did Wonder Woman creator William Marston intentionally have the Amazon princess mention sappho to irritate Fredric Wertham?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Censored Marvel, EC Comics & Ray Bradury

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Censored Marvel, EC Comics & Ray Bradury

This week, did Marvel Comics really have a ban on the words "hell" and "damn" during the 1990s? Plus, was the classic EC Comics story "Judgment Day" based on a story by the late Ray Bradbury?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - J. Jonah Jameson, Dave Sim &

Comic Book Legends Revealed - J. Jonah Jameson, Dave Sim & "Fables"

This week, learn whether the Black Cat was nearly killed early in her career - by J. Jonah Jameson!? Plus, a decade before Asterix, see Uderzo's art on "Captain Marvel Jr."! Plus, a legend about Dave Sim and "Fables!"

The Strange Tale of Ray Bradbury and EC Comics

The Strange Tale of Ray Bradbury and EC Comics

In this classic installment of Comic Book Legends revealed, learn the clever way the late Ray Bradbury handled EC Comics publishing unlicensed adaptations of his stories during the 1950s.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - The Secret Origin of Donald Duck

Did Donald Duck appear in a comic years before he officially first appeared in a cartoon? Plus, legends about other funny animal comics, including "Bucky O'Hare" and Dave Sim's pitch for "Spider-Ham!"

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Evel Knievel & Captain America

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Evel Knievel & Captain America

How did Evel Knievel inadvertently lead to the creation of one of Marvel's goofiest comics of the late 1970s?! Plus, learn the amazing story of how the first issue of that comic was made!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Shakespeare & Spidey's Anatomically-Correct Nude Scene

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Shakespeare & Spidey's Anatomically-Correct Nude Scene

Jack Kirby meets Shakespeare! Spider-Man has a wardrobe malfunction! And did Hasbro dictate Larry Hama's "G.I. Joe" writing style?

Comic book Legends Revealed - Yo, Joe!!

Comic book Legends Revealed - Yo, Joe!!

As they say, knowing is half the battle, and you'll be prepared for that half with this week's All-G.I. Joe edition of CBLR! Did Larry Hama's band perform on an episode of "G.I. Joe?" Did Hasbro name one of their figures Ghost Rider?

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