Tag: comic book legends revealed
Showing results 220-259 of 300
The strange connection between Jack Kirby and...Frank Zappa! Plus, who is the mysterious fellow who keeps showing up in Erik Larsen's comics and what is the mystery of the Wild World of Batwoman?
Recently, we covered the story of the promotional song DC Comics nixed for "Scare Tactics" comic. Now, courtesy of writer Len Kaminski, we have this unique late-90s gem for you to rock out to!
Welcome to the 313th edition of CBLR! Discover the mark Superman's left upon the world of sign language, find out how Animal Safari Cards influenced Amazing Spider-Man and more!
Was a Spider-Man comic book re-scripted at the last minute in response to a terrorist threat? Did an Iron Man writer replace Tony Stark as Iron Man because he didn't think a capitalist could be a hero? Find out in this week's edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed!
This week, we discuss how DC took issue with a classic hero seeming "too gay," whether John Byrne determined that James Rhodes would be black and whether comics actually cut down the amount of staples they used during World War II!
Discover the rather sordid history of how DC Comics forced changes on how Lois Lane appeared in the Superman comics. Did Howard the Duck make a dent in the 1976 Presidential race? Plus, more!
Learn the shocking secret behind Hank Pym's infamous act of domestic abuse! Who was writing about Homo Superiors a decade before "X-Men" #1? And did Jack Kirby draw the first double-page spread?
If you can believe it, this CBLR is all about Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Did Ripley's give us the National Anthem? What famous urban legend did it help spread? And what famed cartoonist made his debut in a Ripley's strip?
What new DC comic book led to an edit in an episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold?" How did an artist miscommunication lead to an Aquaman story? And was a comic really used to test the sense of humor of Germans?
This week, CBLR asks, when did Captain America first throw his mighty shield? Who was the first female member of the Justice Society? And what comic book legend's death led directly to Paul Levitz's first comics story?
We all remember those little circles coming out of Aquaman's head during "Super Friends," but what's their secret origin? Find out, along with a story about a hilarious miscommunication in a Peter David-penned comic book!
Learn whether the Monkees were offered "Sugar, Sugar" before the Archies! Did Frank Miller break into comics drawing Hostess fruit pie ads?! Plus, discover the strange origins of Dominic Fortune and Devil-Slayer!
You might have heard of the comic book with a hole cut through it -- but have you heard of the one with an actual bullet hole through each copy? Find out this week, along with the true origin of Wolverine's classic costume!
This week, learn the origin of how Alan Moore and Alan Davis came to work together on Captain Britain! Did Warren Ellis re-work an Excalibur story for an X-Men mini-series? Plus, Alan Moore's connection to... BJ and the Bear?
Learn the seemingly minor incident that dramatically changed Batman and Superman history forever! Plus, how was Grant Morrison's "JLA: Classified" storyline changed? And what connection does the Addams Family have with...lunacy?
In the conclusion to our three-day 300th CBLR celebration, we look at how Alan Moore inadvertently yet dramatically changed the world of the X-Men forever! Plus, legends about Frank Quitely and Jack "The King" Kirby!
In the second of our three-day celebration of the 300th CBLR, we examine the true story behind Neil Gaiman and his feelings on Death being used in the DC Universe. Plus, legends about George Perez, J.H. Williams III and Grant Morrison!
CSBG's 300th extravaganza begins with the first of a three-part column, each one featuring legends of the greatest comic book writers and artists of all-time! We start with looks at Neal Adams, Stan Lee and Warren Ellis!
Bob Kane -- pop songwriter? Judd Winick -- Pulitzer Prize winner? Find out the truth in this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, along with an interesting hidden message from the last issue of a Marvel Comics title!
In a special bonus edition of CBLR, learn which Silver Age Green Lantern villain was based on one of Batman's creators! Also, how close did Humphrey Bogart come to appearing in an issue of "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos?"
In this week's edition of CBLR, you'll learn the unlikely origin of the use of the term "grim and gritty" in connection with Batman! Also, discover what story famed TV writer Greg Weisman had to wait over two decades to tell!
In this week's CBLR, learn about the strange team-up of Spider-Man and Planned Parenthood! Plus, the history of Marvel's rating system and the bizarre story of Rulah, Jungle Goddess and Tegra, Jungle Empress!
In honor of his new movie, all of this week's legends involving the Green Hornet! How did he become the GREEN Hornet? Was he always related to the Lone Ranger? And did J. Edgar Hoover force the show to change its opening?
This week, learn about Mickey Mouse's Nazi-fighting past! Plus, did a model kit company really give away a full-sized replica of the Gemini spacecraft? Find out in today's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED!
With the end of the year here, CBLR is all about time! What cult classic comic book series was originally going to be the tale of Captain America in the future? Was Bishop originally intended to be the X-Traitor? Find out inside!
What innovative comics project by George Romero and Marvel Comics never saw the light of day? Also, did a popular secret agent comic strip spawn two separate hit songs for its two main female characters? Find out today!
This week, learn how two comic book fans helped foil a million-dollar art forgery scam! Discover the macabre coincidence regarding the cancellation of Buck Jones' comic book feature! Plus, did Asterix and Superman ever team up?
In one of our oddest legends yet, learn the amazing Silver Age origins of a Devo song! Who was responsible for the Blok's death in the Legion of Super-Heroes? All this and Frank Frazetta's Thun'da! What more can you want?
This week, learn the odd story of Todd McFarlane, Felix the Cat and Spider-Man! Did John Buscema really adapt an entire film from a decades-old memory of the movie? Plus, more about Wonder Woman's costume change!
This week, discover one of the most embarrassing typos in Marvel Comics history! Learn the secrets behind the Atlas Implosion of 1957! And, best of all, find out exactly who - or what - is Captain Shazam?!
Meet some heroes and villains you might not know: Captain Marvel, Plastic Man and Dr. Fate! Did DC force Bob Kane to add Robin to "Detective Comics?" And what's up with the missing pages in "Back to the Klondike?"
Did a famous World War II comic strip show full frontal nudity to celebrate D-Day? Find out while learning about Steve Englehart's amusing "Avengers" farewell and the details of the famed Fleisher/Ellison libel case!
What hidden secrets lie in last month's "New Mutants?" Just what is the deal with "Flex Mentallo?" Plus, how did the late, great Archie Goodwin pay tribute to a Golden Age legend before the public even knew who he was!
This week, learn the secret origin of...Squirrel Girl?!!? Plus, discover the untold tale of how Tim Drake almost became...Blue Beetle?!? Find out the full story in the latest edition of CBLR!
Learn about an unpublished X-Men related mini-series from the late 1980s! Also, did DC try to have Steve "The Dude" Rude re-draw Jack "The King" Kirby? Finally, who or what is Diego Valor? Read on to find out!
An all-animation edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed this week as we explore the secret origins of the G.I. Joe comic book, the Doom Patrol's Mister Nobody and the Archies' musical career!
In this update to a pair of CBLRs, see the odd way Superboy and Supergirl were once written out of the Legion and see J.M. DeMatteis' dramatically different original ending to Marvel's "Star Wars" #46!
This week, learn the strange story of one of the first Marvel/DC crossover, a crossover that was not authorized by anyone at Marvel or DC!! Plus, who is Speedy and why was he taking the place of Donald Duck?
This week, learn the strange history behind the origin of the Batcave!! Plus, what's Lucasfilm's problem with pacifism and what's the real story behind John Stewart's historic blunder in "Cosmic Odyssey?"
This week, learn the story behind the Daily Planet's globe! Plus, discover the strange story of Carl Barks' very first duck tale and how a discarded video game promotion launched DC's graphic novel line!