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Did Daddy Warbucks actually kill himself because he didn't want to live through a fourth FDR term? Learn the utterly bizarre truth in this special all-Little Orphan Annie edition of CBLR!
What human Green Lantern did famed science fiction writer Larry Niven want to turn into an alien? Plus, discover the "lost" Calvin and Hobbes comic strip!
Find out if Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson destined for the altar on the 1990s Spider-Man series before it was abruptly canceled and discover the Carl Barks Duck story Disney wouldn't let you see!
Did Aunt May and Uncle Ben actually debut in BEFORE Peter Parker?!? And what's the hidden story behind the origin of the 1990s Flash TV show? Plus, did Grant Morrison get killed off in a comic book?
What led to the X-Men missing out on Secret Wars on the Spider-Man cartoon? Was Apache Chief really added to the JLA years after debuting on TV? And was the Human League named after a Judge Dredd comic?
Popeye and...abortion? Learn how the two almost came together 20 years ago and how it led to a cartoonist being fired. Plus, did a Batman comic inspire a notable British punk band?
In last week's CBLR, we told you about the hidden teasers Jim Aparo would sneak into issues of "Brave and the Bold." Here are four more Aparo teasers for your edification!
This week, discover the hidden secrets of Batman's "Brave and the Bold" team-ups! And did we almost see Rob Liefeld's Young Avengers - in 1990? Plus, find out if Xorn was really supposed to be Magneto!
In this week's CBLR, we all know Clark Kent changes to Superman in phone booths, right? But did he really? Find out! Plus, legends about Death, Jungle Girls and Hulk - not in that order!
Did an acclaimed rapper really produce a song for the Human Torch? Plus, discover the secret of the most hidden crossover in Marvel Comics History!
Was Donkey Kong originally a Popeye game? Did a decimal error really lead to Popeye using spinach for strength? And what's the link between Terry Austin and Popeye?
What role did Disney, of all companies, play in the development of the Vertigo line of comics? Did Armageddon 2001 give us a sneak peek at Kyle Rayner? Plus a tale of the Superman Thanksgiving Day balloon!
This week, learn what "holiday" was invented by comics! Also, discover the man who stole over $100,000 from the government -- to buy comic books?!?! All this and more in this week's CBLR!
CSBG's Brian Cronin brings Movie Legends Revealed to SPINOFF ONLINE for a special edition devoted to legends surrounding "Shaft," "A Fish Called Wanda" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street!"
This week's all-Englehart edition of CBLR asks, was Daredevil nearly a West Coast Avenger? Did DC Comics nearly allow an independent comic to star Batman? And what's the strange story behind the origin of Hellcat?
In this week's CBLR, discover the bizarre story of the last appearance of Yvonne Craig as Batgirl! Plus, what is the deal with the first expanded universe Star Wars story and just when did Spider-Man first "thwip?"
CSBG goes where it has never gone before... an all-Trek edition! Marvel at black Sulu and white Uhura! Bizarre reasons stopping a Superman/Star Trek crossover! The Dreadstar/Star Trek crossover that never was!
Titans collide as Jack "King" Kirby meets with Paul McCartney! What's the truth behind Will Eisner's testimony in the Wonderman copyright case and does Green Arrow have superpowers?
Learn how Star Comics was almost Care Bears, Droids and...Grant Morrison! Did Jim Woodring design Rubik the Amazing Cube? What Green Lantern/Green Arrow storyline was once a Captain America tale?
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!