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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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Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Avengers" Edition

A special all-Avengers CBLR! Discover the "Avengers" issue edited at the last minute because of a ribald sequence, learn whether Stan Lee wrote the Captain America theme song, and how the Comics Code changed Cap forever.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Luke Cage, Jemm, Son of Saturn

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Luke Cage, Jemm, Son of Saturn

Learn whether Luke Cage was supposed to be an Avenger nearly two decades before he finally joined! Was Jemm, Son of Saturn originally supposed to be from Mars? All this, and more in today's CBLR!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Psylocke Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Psylocke Edition

In this week's all-Psylocke edition of CBLR, discover how close she came to being killed off in the 90, look at her squelched affair with Cyclops and a major continuity entaglement. Plus, an exclusive piece of Psylocke art!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bracelets & Milhouse

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bracelets & Milhouse

This week, discover the strange origins behind Wonder Woman's silver bracelets and a pagan god based on "The Simpsons'" Milhouse! Also, who - or what - is the Mexican Green Lantern?!?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Phoenix, New Mutants & Pokemon

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Phoenix, New Mutants & Pokemon

Did Jean Grey almost turn back into the Phoenix during the 1990s? Did an issue of "New Mutants" use an image from an "adult" magazine? All this and more in this week's CBLR!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Teen Titans, X-Men & Thor

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Teen Titans, X-Men & Thor

Did Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman really pen an X-Men parody comic in the 1980s? And did Superman creator Jerry Siegel actually write an issue of "Thor?" All this, plus a Teen Titans identity crisis!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Watchmen

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Watchmen

This week, we explore the background of how "Watchmen" came to be! Plus, the shocking history behind the Australian comic book, the Lone Avenger, and the hilarious story of how writer John Rozum broke into comics.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Cerebus, X-Men & Richard Nixon

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Cerebus, X-Men & Richard Nixon

Learn how close we came to a Cerebus/X-Men crossover! Did a member of the Teen Titans almost debut in a trading card set? And marvel at how Neal Adams drew Richard Nixon into a Green Lantern comic...as a little girl!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - John Carter vs Flash Gordon

Comic Book Legends Revealed - John Carter vs Flash Gordon

Just in time for Disney's big screen extravaganza, discover the amazing behind-the-scenes connection between John Carter and the creation of Flash Gordon! Plus, legends about Spider-Ham and Superman!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Special Batman Shark Repellent Edition

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Special Batman Shark Repellent Edition

In a special edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed, Brian Cronin settles once and for all the question of whether or not Batman's shark repellent was comic book canon or merely an Adam West gadget.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Static Shock and Chess Boxing

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Static Shock and Chess Boxing

Did DC pull a Static cover because it showed sex? Was the first daily comic strip canceled because it was too obscene? Finally, how did comic books give us the greatness that is Chess Boxing?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - James O'Barr's Batman, Black Adam and Starhawk

Comic Book Legends Revealed - James O'Barr's Batman, Black Adam and Starhawk

This week, has the creator of the Crow been trying to do a Batman comic for over a decade? Plus, learn the shocking history of Captain Marvel's arch-rival, Black Adam! Also, who or what is Starhawk?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Greatest American Hero, Warren Ellis

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Greatest American Hero, Warren Ellis

Was "Greatest American Hero" nearly a Superboy TV series? Did Warren Ellis use a loophole to kill off his Stormwatch characters? Plus, a Mutt and Jeff comic about...suicide?!!?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Captain Marvel and The Huntress

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Captain Marvel and The Huntress

Was Huntress originally intended to die in Batman's "No Man's Land?" How did DC originally try to get around their inability to name Captain Marvel's comic book "Captain Marvel?" Plus, more!

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Comic book Legends Revealed: Cerebus, Spider-Ham & Ken Griffey

Discover the secret origin of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham! Does it involve Cerebus?! Plus, legends about Ken Griffey and...comic books? And what minor Marvel superhero was nearly Captain Marvel?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Robin, Harlan Ellison

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Robin, Harlan Ellison

This week, was Robin originally going to be only a one-issue wonder!?! Plus, discover the super-villain that came out of a bad review and the superhero invented by Harlan Ellison - for a T-Shirt?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Dave Sim, Wolveroach & Marvel

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Dave Sim, Wolveroach & Marvel

Did Marvel sue Dave Sim over the Wolverine parody Wolveroach? Did the makers of the Spider-Man film get sued over a billboard? And who or what is Speed Gordon? Find out this week!

Over Six Years of Comic Book Urban Legends!

Over Six Years of Comic Book Urban Legends!

Have you checked out the Comic Book Legends Revealed archive recently? There are over six years' worth of comic book myths and legends at your disposal! Come take a look - you might be lost for hours!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superpup, Cerebus & Sabretooth

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superpup, Cerebus & Sabretooth

This week, prepare yourself for the bizarre awesomeness that is - the "Adventures of Superpup!" Plus, legends involving Chris Claremont, Dave Sim, Cabretooth and John Byrne!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach, Batman & Hamlet

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Rorschach, Batman & Hamlet

This week, learn the amazing story of what comic book character Alan Moore used as the basis for Rorschach's speech patterns! Plus, did DC almost do a Batman comic adapting "Hamlet?" Find out today!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alfred E. Neuman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alfred E. Neuman

It's a mad, mad, mad world this week as COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD examines legends all related to Mad Magazine, including the strange history of Alfred E. Neuman!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Marvel, G.I. Joe & Snake Eyes

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Marvel, G.I. Joe & Snake Eyes

This week, we examine the history of Snake-Eyes and see how much of the character was designed by Marvel Comics! Also, what comic strip backed away from having a gay character due to fear of controversy?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Red Sonja & Catwoman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Red Sonja & Catwoman

This week, learn about the complicated legal history of Red Sonja and the surprising history of her metal bikini! Also, the strange and amusing story of how "Catwoman's" Holly Robinson was brought back to life!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Mickey Mouse, Jerry Robinson & Alfred E. Neuman

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Mickey Mouse, Jerry Robinson & Alfred E. Neuman

Was Mickey Mouse the code word for the Allied Invasion on D-Day, how did the late Jerry Robinson helped free a political prisoner and were some "MAD Magazine" covers were to controversial print? Find out in CBLR!

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Superboy on TV, Aquaman & More

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Superboy on TV, Aquaman & More

This week, learn how Superboy almost had a TV series during the 1960s! Plus, discover the Aquaman mini-series that never was, and the strange origins of the Marvel villain Shuma-Gorath.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Captain Britain, Steve Gerber & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Captain Britain, Steve Gerber & More

In this week's CBLR, learn the amazing story of how Alan Moore decided to let Marvel reprint his Captain Britain stories! Plus, legends involving Captain America, a showgirl and an ostrich!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Trial of Reed RIchards

Comic Book Legends Revealed - The Trial of Reed RIchards

This week, learn the surprising X-Men related origin behind the Trial of Reed Richards! Also, discover the hidden truth behind "Knightfall," plus, were the Katzenjammer Kids too German for America in the 1910s?

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superman, Spock & Mr. Mind

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Superman, Spock & Mr. Mind

Did Superman inspire the Vulcan nerve pinch? Was famed Captain Marvel villain Mister Mind always meant to be a worm? Find out in this week's CBLR!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Batman, Michelle Pfieffer & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Batman, Michelle Pfieffer & More

This week, learn the strange casting history of Michelle Pfeiffer and Tim Burton's Batman films! Plus, was Storm's mohawk originally intended as a JOKE? Find out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - TV's Superboy, Superman & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed - TV's Superboy, Superman & More

Discover how close TV's Superboy came to playing SuperMAN in Lois and Clark! Plus, what comic has the honor of being added to the Congressional Record and did James Robinson really plan for a follow up to "Golden Age?"

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