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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Attempt to Ban Christmas?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Attempt to Ban Christmas?

Did Marvel once ban Christmas stories? How did DC Comics' confusion give us a silent Christmas classic? Why did Wolverine almost kill Nightcrawler over mistletoe?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Deadpool Origins, Byrne on

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Deadpool Origins, Byrne on "Supreme?"

How did Spider-Man's mask indirectly lead to Deadpoo's creationl! Was 'pool originally going to be Weapon NINE? And did John Byrne nearly draw Supreme?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Homeless Movie Batman?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Homeless Movie Batman?

CBLR finishes its 500th celebration by looking at the strange plans Frank Miller had for the Year One Batman film before "Batman Begins" was made.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Frank Miller's Censored First Daredevil Story

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Frank Miller's Censored First Daredevil Story

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What Was Up with Wolverine's Australian Accent?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What Was Up with Wolverine's Australian Accent?

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mystery Spider-Man Todd McFarlane Insult

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mystery Spider-Man Todd McFarlane Insult

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed:

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Batman: Year One," Iron Man's MySpace Debt

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Betty Banner's Death & A Secret Titans Crossover

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Betty Banner's Death & A Secret Titans Crossover

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did George RR Martin Help Gaiman's

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did George RR Martin Help Gaiman's "Sandman" Debut?

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Robin Going to Visit

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Robin Going to Visit "Arkham Asylum"?

Was Grant Morrison's "Arkham Asylum" originally going to feature Robin? And did "Peanuts" really coin the term 'security blanket'?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mighty Marvel Sound Effects Trademark

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mighty Marvel Sound Effects Trademark

Did "Twin Peaks" nearly find a second life as a comic book? Does Marvel actually own a trademark on "snikt" and "thwip?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Remembering Wolverine

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Remembering Wolverine

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.

Wolverine Legends Revealed!

Wolverine Legends Revealed!

Come celebrate Wolverine's 40th anniversary with a collection of Comic Book Legends Revealed installments about the mutant hero.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The All

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The All "Walking Dead" Edition

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Harley's Origins, Quitely's 'Sexy' Lobo

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Harley's Origins, Quitely's 'Sexy' Lobo

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Harley Quinn's Soap Opera Origins

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Harley Quinn's Soap Opera Origins

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did the White House Pay Spider-Man To Be Anti-Marijuana?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did the White House Pay Spider-Man To Be Anti-Marijuana?

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Created Batman's Origin?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Created Batman's Origin?

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Which Batman Villain Was Created To Become Robin?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Which Batman Villain Was Created To Become Robin?

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?!?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Human Torch Pulled from TV Over Self-Immolation Fears?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Human Torch Pulled from TV Over Self-Immolation Fears?

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Live Action Spidey, Firestar Origins

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Live Action Spidey, Firestar Origins

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman's Shadow-y Origins

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman's Shadow-y Origins

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?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Is This 'Dirty' Mickey Mouse Milk Ad Real?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Is This 'Dirty' Mickey Mouse Milk Ad Real?

Is a sexually suggestive Mickey Mouse milk ad for real? And did Flash nearly survive DC Comics' "Crisis on Infinite Earths?"

Howard the Duck Legends Revealed

Howard the Duck Legends Revealed

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did Todd McFarlane Leave Marvel?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did Todd McFarlane Leave Marvel?

Discover the surprising comic book panel that drove Todd McFarlane from Marvel! Plus, learn the bizarre way "Blondie" was launched back in 1930!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Transvestite Joker in

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Transvestite Joker in "Arkham Asylum?"

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did The Flash Die - And Why Didn't Robin?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Why Did The Flash Die - And Why Didn't Robin?

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: With Superman's Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Comic Book Legends Revealed: With Superman's Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Marvel at Superman receiving the "with great power comes great responsibility" speech years before Spider-Man debuted!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The "Watchmen" Movie's Original Ending

Years before Zach Snyder brought "Watchmen" to the silver screen, another version nearly got made -- and the bizarre ending will shock you.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: All-Different X-Men & Hidden Mickeys

Comic Book Legends Revealed: All-Different X-Men & Hidden Mickeys

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Zerox the Multiple Man, Balent's Catwoman

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Zerox the Multiple Man, Balent's Catwoman

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Hidden Spiders & Failed Football Kicks

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Hidden Spiders & Failed Football Kicks

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?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Miracleman,

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Miracleman, "Age of Ultron" & More Nightcrawler

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret of Nightcrawler's Nightcrawler

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret of Nightcrawler's Nightcrawler

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.

Classic Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Apocalypse's Creation Usurp the Owl's Transformation?

Classic Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Apocalypse's Creation Usurp the Owl's Transformation?

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!

X-Men Legends Revealed

X-Men Legends Revealed

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin of Wolverine!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin of Wolverine!

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!

How Did a Single Caption Edit Change the Original Ending of

How Did a Single Caption Edit Change the Original Ending of "Days of Future Past?"

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."

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Justice League Origins and Godzilla!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Justice League Origins and Godzilla!

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spider-Man Goes

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spider-Man Goes "Arkham Asylum?"

Did Grant Morrison almost write an "Arkham Asylum" follow-up starring Spider-Man? And did a legendary black cartoonist create the first black doll?

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