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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did DC Invent the "What If...?" Comic

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did DC Invent the "What If...?" Comic

Did Batman have a What If...? comic a decade before Marvel? And did DC Comics almost change their name to Dynamic Comics?

Did 1997's "Batman and Robin" Almost Lead to a "Nightwing" Spinoff Film?

Did 1997's "Batman and Robin" Almost Lead to a "Nightwing" Spinoff Film?

Did "Batman and Robin" pave the way for a Chris O'Donnell-starring "Nightwing" solo film... or stop it dead in its tracks? Find out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Black Panther Nearly Debuted in a '60s Solo Series?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Black Panther Nearly Debuted in a '60s Solo Series?

Was T'Challa intended to debut in his own book in the '60s? And did Nightwing almost get his own movie in the late-90s?

Did the Marvel Method Lead to Multi-Part Stories?

Did the Marvel Method Lead to Multi-Part Stories?

Did Stan Lee's use of the Marvel Method of writing lead to stories changing from done-in-one to multiple parts during the Marvel Age of Comics?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Mary Jane Watson Not Meant To Be Gorgeous?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Mary Jane Watson Not Meant To Be Gorgeous?

Did Stan Lee's forgetfulness almost result in MJ being "hideous" instead of beautiful? And how did the "Marvel Method" lead to multi-part stories?

The Strange "Superman" Connection Between Brando, Bagels and Green Suitcases

The Strange "Superman" Connection Between Brando, Bagels and Green Suitcases

Find out if actor Marlon Brando really wanted to play Jor-El as either a green suitcase or a bagel in Richard Donner's "Superman" movie.

Batman Legends Revealed!

Batman Legends Revealed!

In honor of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," CSBG presents a collection of Batman-related comic book legends!

Superman Legends Revealed!

Superman Legends Revealed!

In honor of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,: CSBG has a collection of Superman-related comic book legends!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did McDonald's Happy Meals Sink Burton's "Batman 3"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did McDonald's Happy Meals Sink Burton's "Batman 3"?

Learn how Happy Meals, of all things, helped keep Tim Burton from making a third Batman film. And did Marlon Brando really want to play Jor-El as a bagel?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Hidden Origins of the Punisher

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Hidden Origins of the Punisher

This week, discover the inspirations for both the Punisher's origin and one of his weirdest stories of all-time!

Was the Shared History of GI Joe's Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow a Happy Accident?

Was the Shared History of GI Joe's Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow a Happy Accident?

While the history of G.I. Joe's ninjas is a bright spot for the franchise, was it by design or just something happened while no one was looking?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was There An Eighth Image Comics Founder?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was There An Eighth Image Comics Founder?

Plus, was Brian Wood's acclaimed "Demo" originally going to be an X-Men comic? And is Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow's shared background a happy accident?

Why Did Aquaman Debut on a Cover in Australia Before the United States?

Why Did Aquaman Debut on a Cover in Australia Before the United States?

Aquaman first appeared on a U.S. cover in the Justice League's 1960 debut #1, but he graced Australian comic book covers for years. Wait, what?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was "Cyberforce" Nearly an X-Men Spinoff?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was "Cyberforce" Nearly an X-Men Spinoff?

Plus, did Kevin Conroy take up smoking to play "Batman Beyond's" old Bruce Wayne? And what was Aquaman's real comic book cover debut?

Did Marvel Want an R-Rating for "The Avengers"?

Did Marvel Want an R-Rating for "The Avengers"?

With the R-rated "Deadpool" continuing to rule the box office, Comic Book Legends Revealed looks at why "The Avengers" was originally rated R.

Was Alan Moore Banned from the U.S. Because of a Graphic Novel?

Was Alan Moore Banned from the U.S. Because of a Graphic Novel?

Did Alan Moore's half of the "Brought to Light" anthology with Bill Sienkiewicz get him banned from visiting the United States in 1989?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was "Deadpool's" Blind Al The First Black Widow?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was "Deadpool's" Blind Al The First Black Widow?

Learn the secret origin of Deadpool's roommate! And, is Alan Moore banned from visiting the United States by the CIA?

Did Marvel Publish a "Green Goblin" Issue About Rob Liefeld Leaving Image Comics?

Did Marvel Publish a "Green Goblin" Issue About Rob Liefeld Leaving Image Comics?

Did 1996's "Green Goblin" #9 comment on, or simply predict, Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld's split with the publisher?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Deadpool Almost Kill the Marvel Universe?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Deadpool Almost Kill the Marvel Universe?

Is Marvel sitting on a finished "Deadpool" story? And did Marvel release a Green Goblin comic book about Rob Liefeld leaving Image?

Did Mark Waid Try to Quit "Deadpool" After Finding Out Who the Merc Was?

Did Mark Waid Try to Quit "Deadpool" After Finding Out Who the Merc Was?

While "Sins of the Past" was Deadpool's second solo outing, rumor has it Mark Waid tried to quit his first ever Marvel assignment.

How Did Spider-Man's Mask Lead to the Creation of Deadpool?

How Did Spider-Man's Mask Lead to the Creation of Deadpool?

In this classic Comic Book Legend, CSBG looks at how Spider-Man's iconic mask played a role in the creation of Deadpool.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Deadpool Based on DC's Deathstroke?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Deadpool Based on DC's Deathstroke?

Did Mark Waid try to get out of writing the second Deadpool miniseries after taking the gig? And does Alan Moore really not like any adaptations of his work?

Did Superman First Use Heat Vision on Someone in "For The Man Who Has Everything?"

Did Superman First Use Heat Vision on Someone in "For The Man Who Has Everything?"

Superman famously used his heat vision on Mongul during the classic tale, but find out if it was the first time he used it on another person.

"The Return of Barry Allen" Almost Meant a Different Flash's Return

"The Return of Barry Allen" Almost Meant a Different Flash's Return

Mark Waid's seminal "Flash" tale was also meant to feature an Allen in an key role, but was Barry not supposed to be the one returning?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Was The Original "Marvel Zombies" Star?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Was The Original "Marvel Zombies" Star?

Who was "Marvel Zombies" originally about, and what forced the idea to change? Plus, a legend about Alan Moore and the Justice League cartoon!

Was Joe Madureira's Final "Uncanny X-Men" Issue Sabotaged by FedEx?

Was Joe Madureira's Final "Uncanny X-Men" Issue Sabotaged by FedEx?

Was Joe Mad's last issue of "Uncanny X-Men" partially drawn by another artist after some of his art was lost? The legend revealed at last!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Spider-Man vs. Wolverine's" Big Editorial Rewrite

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Spider-Man vs. Wolverine's" Big Editorial Rewrite

Was Logan originally meant to beat Spidey in "Spider-Man vs. Wolverine?" And did some of Joe Mad's last "Uncanny X-Men" issue have to be re-drawn?

What Lie Did Robert Kirkman Tell to Get Image to Approve "The Walking Dead?"

What Lie Did Robert Kirkman Tell to Get Image to Approve "The Walking Dead?"

Learn what the fan-favorite writer had to tell the higher ups at Image Comics to get his massively popular zombie series a green light.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Was the X-Man Known As Joseph, Really?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Was the X-Man Known As Joseph, Really?

Was the mysterious X-Man known as Joseph meant to Magneto, Proteus or something else entirely? Plus, the big lie that gave us "The Walking Dead!"

Did Harlan Ellison & John Romita Jr. Almost Work on "Doctor Strange" Together?

Did Harlan Ellison & John Romita Jr. Almost Work on "Doctor Strange" Together?

Two heavyweights nearly collided on Marvel Comics' "Doctor Strange" in the '90s, but what stopped this legendary team-up from happening?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did DC Threaten to Sue Marvel Over Squadron Supreme?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did DC Threaten to Sue Marvel Over Squadron Supreme?

Did a potential lawsuit make "Squadron Supreme" a limited series? Plus, two Dr. Strange legends involving Harlan Ellison and Ditko swipes!

Did Mark Waid Create Impulse For Someone Other Than DC Comics?

Did Mark Waid Create Impulse For Someone Other Than DC Comics?

Impulse made his debut in "Flash" #92, but Comic Book Legends Revealed explores whether or not he was meant to race for another publisher.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Is There a Nazi-Themed "Spider-Man" Cartoon?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Is There a Nazi-Themed "Spider-Man" Cartoon?

Why was an episode of "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" pulled from TV? And did Jim Starlin nearly kill off Shang-Chi?

Did DC Comics Make Grant Morrison Give "Final Crisis" a Happier Ending?

Did DC Comics Make Grant Morrison Give "Final Crisis" a Happier Ending?

Was "Final Crisis" writer Grant Morrison forced by DC editorial to change the ending of the event series so it wouldn't be such a downer?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Could Marvel Not Call Red Skull a Nazi in the '90s?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Could Marvel Not Call Red Skull a Nazi in the '90s?

This week, did parents complain that Red Skull was a Nazi? Did "Final Crisis" change to deliver a happier ending? When did the Daily Star become the Daily Planet?

Did Jim McCann Come Up with the Idea to Revive Mockingbird During "Secret Invasion?"

Did Jim McCann Come Up with the Idea to Revive Mockingbird During "Secret Invasion?"

Was "Dapper Men" & "Mind the Gap" writer Jim McCann for Brian Michael Bendis bringing Bobbi Morse back to life during Marvel's "Secret Invasion?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Cable Almost Debut as a Member of Alpha Flight?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Cable Almost Debut as a Member of Alpha Flight?

Learn whether Cable nearly joined a different team and whether DC sued a newspaper for being called Daily Planet, plus more Star Wars legends!

Did Marvel's New Universe Put the Kibosh on its "Star Wars" Comics?

Did Marvel's New Universe Put the Kibosh on its "Star Wars" Comics?

Did Star Brand and the rest of Marvel's New Universe crowd out the publisher's "Star Wars" title after more than 100 issues?

At Last -- Star Wars Legends Revealed!

At Last -- Star Wars Legends Revealed!

In honor of "The Force Awakens," CSBG has a collection of Star Wars-related comic book legends.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Nothing But "Star Wars"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Nothing But "Star Wars"

Did a Marvel Comics letterer design the famous "Star Wars" logo for twenty-five bucks? And did the New Universe kill "Star Wars?"

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