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It's an All-Wolverine Edition of CBLR! Why did Dougray Scott lose the role of Wolverine in "X-Men?" Was Apocalypse really behind Weapon X? And how did an unused design for Wolverine's face lead to Sabretooth's creation?
How did the Comics Code save Sue Storm from a spanking? Plus, a remarkable example of a mixed-comic book/novella from an acclaimed Argentinian writer, and who is the Gay Desperado?
This week, did Marvel really edit a Stan Lee nude centerfold out of a comic book? Plus, did Thor almost have a spin-off comic in the 1970s? And has Charlie Brown ever actually won a baseball game?
Did comics about the dangers of landmines actually accidentally cause children to go INTO minefields to try to meet Superman? Were "G.I. Joe's" Dreadnoks originally suppose to be anthropomorphic bears? Find out this week!
This week, was a Marvel editor's ashes mixed in with the ink for a Marvel poster? Was the Venture Brothers originally a comic book? And was a Marvel Avenger's look based on a TV Avenger? Find out all these answers now!
This week, was Superman giving away U.S. radioactive secrets on his radio show? Did Bob Kane actually swipe Todd McFarlane? Did a famous political one-liner from the early 20th century really come from a comic strip?
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!
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?
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!
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?
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?
This week, learn of the unpublished Spider-Man graphic novel from the 1980s that would have seen Spidey get involved with a married mob wife!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!
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?
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!
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?
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!
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"?
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?
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!
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?
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?
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
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?
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?
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?
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!
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?
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?
This week, where did Mario make his surprising first appearance? Is that really Walt Simonson fighting alongside Luke Skywalker? And what is the bizarre mystery of the Bearriors?!
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!
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?
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!
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?"
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?