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Were the New Gods originally Thor characters? How close did we come to Superman/Thor? And what is "Saga of the Vengeance of Thor?"
Did Marvel nearly buy Marvelman thirty years ago?! Did DC pass on the character as well? And is there really a DC supervillain fueled by cocaine?
Who created Thor? Plus, what classic comics gave us the dreaded Comic Sans, and did we almost have a new John Byrne FF book a few years back?
Why did Alan Moore quit DC Comics the first time? Can Marvel own the rights to a real person, and what was the U.S. Military's problem with Mjolnir?
Was George R.R. Martin really the first comic con attendee ever?! And how close did David Bowie's wife come to playing Wonder Woman and Black Widow? Find out this week!
Were Professor X and Magneto meant to be revealed as brothers? And how in the world did a "Rugrats" comic strip get censored and a character banned?!
This week, learn about the DC/Marvel crossover comic you've never heard of, written by a future comic book great! Plus, who is Silkie and how was she almost an X-Man? All this and Cyclops' powers, too!
Was Marvel really planning on killing Venom in "Amazing Spider-Man" #400? Was there nearly a Mr. Monster/Swamp Thing crossover? And what does Marvel Comics have to do with Beatlemania...the movie?
Was Kitty Pryde nearly a member of a brand-new X-Men team? Did Chuck Dixon save the Helena Bertinelli Huntress from the chopping block? And what's the surprising origin of Charlie Brown's first home run?
Was Magneto originally the villain of the X-Men/Avengers "Bloodties" crossover? Did John Byrne create an Asian Batgirl before Cassandra Cain? And how close did we come to a Waid/Wieringo "Aquaman" title?
Was John Byrne really planning on revealing that every Dr. Doom appearance since Lee and Kirby was a Doom-bot? And why wasn't Kevin Smith allowed to reference the Powerpuff Girls in "Green Arrow?"
This week, discover the true face of Doctor Doom! Plus, did DC ban Superman from appearing in...a DC comic book? And did the Animaniacs seriously team-up with the "X-Files?"
This week, if Chris Claremont had his way, would we ever have actually met the real Sabretooth? Plus, what's the deal with John Byrne, She-Hulk and shaved legs?
Did Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan nearly have a romance thirty years ago? Did Marvel staffers go out of their way to print negative letters in Jack Kirby comics in the 70s? And what exactly is the Secret Cobra Salute?
This week, CBLR goes in depth to look at the mysterious "Death" of Iron Fist in the last issue of "Power Man and Iron First" in the mid-80s! Why did he die so suddenly? Was he going to return in the Avengers?
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!