Axel-In-Charge: Course-Correcting Diversity Problems, Bendis' Iron Man Expansion
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This week, learn if Marvel nearly rebooted in the 1980s with a brand-new line of comics! Plus, what came first, "Ghost World" or Daria?
As thanks for a 3D shadowbox, Walt Simonson drew a massive Batman piece. But was that enough to greenlight a story based on it?
Did the Beyonder create the New Universe? Learn the strange origin of a classic Joker comic book story! Plus, a prank Bill Gaines pulled on The New Yorker!
Learn how veteran animator Warren Greenwood pitched his Space Dog to his bosses -- and then retroactively protected his creation from theft.
Hank Pym is forever haunted by the time he struck his wife, Janet Van Dyne, but in this classic edition of CBLR, discover if it was actually supposed to happen.
Was Wolverine about to be written out of the X-Men when John Byrne took over? Did Walter Simonson create his "Surtur Saga" ten years before writing "Thor"?
Did Frank Miller really have an issue with Klaus Janson's inks when the two were working together on "Dark Knight Returns?"
Is it really possible Walt Simonson's "Fantastic Four" #345, which came out in 1990, beat scientists to a discovery by nearly 20 years?
Discover the strange origin behind the not-so-Amazing Spider-Mobile! Plus, legends involving dinosaurs, Walter Simonson and Wonder Comics!
Did Kurt Busiek bring Kevin Maguire about DC's "Wildcard" only to have editors vying for his services on other, higher-profile books?
How close did we come to a fifth Superman movie, and did the script become a classic graphic novel? Plus, legends involving Kurt Busiek and Steve Englehart!
When Mack first started working on Kabuki, now-known for its mixed media mastery, did he really intend for to only write and have Bendis draw it?
Did Marvel keep Wolverine from being a killer, and squelch plans for a trans superhero in the '80s? And was Brian Bendis going to be the artist on David Mack's "Kabuki?"
See how Marvel Comics re-scripted a story with Quicksilver portrayed as a villain in it to make him a hero again -- or did they?
Was Jean Grey set to survive the "Dark Phoenix Saga" even after the original ending was scrapped? And what was the deal with Hulk losing a fight to a snake?
Was She-Hulk’s fight in Marvel's "Contest of Champions" originally drawn as a Ms. Marvel fight? Find out if this Legend is true or false.
Did Marvel once close out a major crossover with a huge, story-altering mistake? Plus, does Don Rosa really hate "DuckTales?"
Learn how close we came to a West Coast spin-off of the X-Men! Plus, did Rhodey almost die? And did a Marvel character miss his own final issue?
Many fans have different recollections when it comes to the "Amazing Spider-Man" story that saw Spidey take on the unstoppable X-Men villain.
Who was responsible for Spidey's mechanical web shooters arriving onscreen? Did "Man of Steel" almost have a morbid coincidence with the Challenger explosion?
Did Alan Moore & Brian Bolland's acclaimed graphic novel that explored the relationship between Batman and Joker begin its life as an annual?
Discover if we nearly saw a Marvel U version of Miles Morales in "Spider-Men," did Falcon almost star in an ongoing series, and what is "The Killing Joke's" origin?
Did McCay's film "The Sinking of the Lusitania," based on the sinking of the passenger ship, inspire the United States to join the war effort?
Did Nightwing and Oracle get engaged because Dick was meant to die in "Infinite Crisis?" Plus, the secret of Argentina's Flush Man and more!
In honor of their latest big screen adventure, CSBG has assembled a collection of past legends involving Marvel's Avengers!
"Avengers Disassembled" put numerous plot threads in motion, some of them organic, some forced, and at least one way ahead of schedule.
Did the failed JLA/Avengers crossover give us "Crisis on Infinite Earths?" Was Scarlet Witch once green? Was there a Wanda/Captain America romance?
Was an issue of "Avengers West Coast" edited because a scene between Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man went way too far?
With Valiant's "Harbinger" headed to film, Comic Book Legends Revealed explores the title's genesis -- and how the legendary comedian fits in.
Following this week's Iceman news, learn which Silver Age character Marvel legend Stan Lee has said he intended to be gay.
"Ghost Rider" #10's cover teased a battle against the Hulk, but inside was... a reprint of his origin? Learn how this strange story became reality.
Discover CSBG's collection of Daredevil-related legends, like how we nearly had a "Daredevil" cartoon with Daredevil's seeing eye dog sidekick.
This week, learn what Frank Miller "Daredevil" story began as a treatment for a TV series for the hero, some 30 years before Netflix!
After departing Marvel's X-Men books shortly after drawing "Days of Future Past," did Marvel really opt not to use Byrne's final cover?
We address rumors about the X-Men post-"Secret Wars," what could have been John Byrne's final X-Men cover - and Garfield/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Rumor has it Marie Severin would color violent panels in old EC Comics all one color to tone down the violence -- but is it true?
Art from a never-published Superman tale by comic book legends Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, Alan Davis and Garry Leach! Plus, EC Comics and Daredevil!
Rumor has it legendary artist George Perez wouldn't draw DC's Vibe because he felt he was an offensive stereotype -- but is it true?
How offensive was Hank Ketcham's first attempt at introducing an African-American character into his "Dennis the Menace" comic strip?
Comic Book Legends Revealed looks at whether Marvel altered the Brazilian edition of "Born Again" to make Iron Man fit in with their continuity.