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This week's installment of CBLR looks into the origins of Spidey villain the Shocker, censored "Beetle Bailey" strips and Alex Ross sneaking Namor's naughty bits into his and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels."
This week, learn how Spider-Man's origin was changed - in his second appearance! Plus, the not-safe-for-work side of Beetle Bailey?!?! Also, who coined Marvel's "616'" designation?
Discover the amazing tale of how tantalizingly close Bill Finger came to receiving credit on Tim Burton's "Batman!" Plus, legends about Warren Ellis and Fabian Nicieza!
An all-Batman edition of CBLR! Did DC Comics actually cancel Detective Comics in the late '70s?! Was there almost a Batman/Jon Sable crossover? Plus, discover the amazing tale of Bill Finger's only living heir!
Learn the history of Wonder Woman's lasso of truth! Which non-Comics Code approved comic did Warren Ellis re-work for his adults-only "Strange Kiss?"What parody did DC Comics want removed from a DC/Milestone crossover?
This week, did a government agency pay DC to do an anti-drug Batman storyline? Plus, what 1990s Marvel Comic by Warren Ellis was killed before the first issue was even released? Also, a hidden reference in the New 52!
Was Rorschach originally going to fight against Batman in a DC Comics miniseries? And discover the bizarre issue of Superman where he literally listens in on the rest of the DC Universe! You have to see it to believe it!
This week, did Superman first fly by accident? Plus, how did "Star Trek's" Jonathan Frakes inadvertently inspire a classic Spider-Man tale? And which Titan was originally going to die in "Infinite Crisis" #4?
This week, before "Watchmen," was Dave Gibbons a superhero!?!? Plus, did Wonder Woman creator William Marston intentionally have the Amazon princess mention sappho to irritate Fredric Wertham?
This week, did Marvel Comics really have a ban on the words "hell" and "damn" during the 1990s? Plus, was the classic EC Comics story "Judgment Day" based on a story by the late Ray Bradbury?
This week, learn whether the Black Cat was nearly killed early in her career - by J. Jonah Jameson!? Plus, a decade before Asterix, see Uderzo's art on "Captain Marvel Jr."! Plus, a legend about Dave Sim and "Fables!"
In this classic installment of Comic Book Legends revealed, learn the clever way the late Ray Bradbury handled EC Comics publishing unlicensed adaptations of his stories during the 1950s.
Did Donald Duck appear in a comic years before he officially first appeared in a cartoon? Plus, legends about other funny animal comics, including "Bucky O'Hare" and Dave Sim's pitch for "Spider-Ham!"
How did Evel Knievel inadvertently lead to the creation of one of Marvel's goofiest comics of the late 1970s?! Plus, learn the amazing story of how the first issue of that comic was made!
Jack Kirby meets Shakespeare! Spider-Man has a wardrobe malfunction! And did Hasbro dictate Larry Hama's "G.I. Joe" writing style?
As they say, knowing is half the battle, and you'll be prepared for that half with this week's All-G.I. Joe edition of CBLR! Did Larry Hama's band perform on an episode of "G.I. Joe?" Did Hasbro name one of their figures Ghost Rider?
A special all-Avengers CBLR! Discover the "Avengers" issue edited at the last minute because of a ribald sequence, learn whether Stan Lee wrote the Captain America theme song, and how the Comics Code changed Cap forever.
Learn whether Luke Cage was supposed to be an Avenger nearly two decades before he finally joined! Was Jemm, Son of Saturn originally supposed to be from Mars? All this, and more in today's CBLR!
In this week's all-Psylocke edition of CBLR, discover how close she came to being killed off in the 90, look at her squelched affair with Cyclops and a major continuity entaglement. Plus, an exclusive piece of Psylocke art!
This week, discover the strange origins behind Wonder Woman's silver bracelets and a pagan god based on "The Simpsons'" Milhouse! Also, who - or what - is the Mexican Green Lantern?!?
Did Jean Grey almost turn back into the Phoenix during the 1990s? Did an issue of "New Mutants" use an image from an "adult" magazine? All this and more in this week's CBLR!
Did Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman really pen an X-Men parody comic in the 1980s? And did Superman creator Jerry Siegel actually write an issue of "Thor?" All this, plus a Teen Titans identity crisis!
This week, we explore the background of how "Watchmen" came to be! Plus, the shocking history behind the Australian comic book, the Lone Avenger, and the hilarious story of how writer John Rozum broke into comics.
Learn how close we came to a Cerebus/X-Men crossover! Did a member of the Teen Titans almost debut in a trading card set? And marvel at how Neal Adams drew Richard Nixon into a Green Lantern comic...as a little girl!
Just in time for Disney's big screen extravaganza, discover the amazing behind-the-scenes connection between John Carter and the creation of Flash Gordon! Plus, legends about Spider-Ham and Superman!
In a special edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed, Brian Cronin settles once and for all the question of whether or not Batman's shark repellent was comic book canon or merely an Adam West gadget.
Did DC pull a Static cover because it showed sex? Was the first daily comic strip canceled because it was too obscene? Finally, how did comic books give us the greatness that is Chess Boxing?!
This week, has the creator of the Crow been trying to do a Batman comic for over a decade? Plus, learn the shocking history of Captain Marvel's arch-rival, Black Adam! Also, who or what is Starhawk?!
Was "Greatest American Hero" nearly a Superboy TV series? Did Warren Ellis use a loophole to kill off his Stormwatch characters? Plus, a Mutt and Jeff comic about...suicide?!!?
Was Huntress originally intended to die in Batman's "No Man's Land?" How did DC originally try to get around their inability to name Captain Marvel's comic book "Captain Marvel?" Plus, more!
Discover the secret origin of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham! Does it involve Cerebus?! Plus, legends about Ken Griffey and...comic books? And what minor Marvel superhero was nearly Captain Marvel?!
This week, was Robin originally going to be only a one-issue wonder!?! Plus, discover the super-villain that came out of a bad review and the superhero invented by Harlan Ellison - for a T-Shirt?
Did Marvel sue Dave Sim over the Wolverine parody Wolveroach? Did the makers of the Spider-Man film get sued over a billboard? And who or what is Speed Gordon? Find out this week!
Have you checked out the Comic Book Legends Revealed archive recently? There are over six years' worth of comic book myths and legends at your disposal! Come take a look - you might be lost for hours!
This week, prepare yourself for the bizarre awesomeness that is - the "Adventures of Superpup!" Plus, legends involving Chris Claremont, Dave Sim, Cabretooth and John Byrne!
This week, learn the amazing story of what comic book character Alan Moore used as the basis for Rorschach's speech patterns! Plus, did DC almost do a Batman comic adapting "Hamlet?" Find out today!
It's a mad, mad, mad world this week as COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD examines legends all related to Mad Magazine, including the strange history of Alfred E. Neuman!
This week, we examine the history of Snake-Eyes and see how much of the character was designed by Marvel Comics! Also, what comic strip backed away from having a gay character due to fear of controversy?
This week, learn about the complicated legal history of Red Sonja and the surprising history of her metal bikini! Also, the strange and amusing story of how "Catwoman's" Holly Robinson was brought back to life!
Was Mickey Mouse the code word for the Allied Invasion on D-Day, how did the late Jerry Robinson helped free a political prisoner and were some "MAD Magazine" covers were to controversial print? Find out in CBLR!