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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?"

How Did Marvel's "Star Wars" Accidentally Guess the Plot of "Return of the Jedi?"

How Did Marvel's "Star Wars" Accidentally Guess the Plot of "Return of the Jedi?"

David Michelinie and Walt Simonson proposed a storyline for Marvel's "Star Wars" comic that would have mirrored a major "Return of the Jedi" plot point.

Comic Book Legend Revealed: Was Pacifism Banned From the Star Wars Universe?

Comic Book Legend Revealed: Was Pacifism Banned From the Star Wars Universe?

Learn about the Marvel comic that had to change its ending because the concept of pacifism was essentially banned from the Star Wars Universe!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Andy Warhol Direct a Batman Film?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Andy Warhol Direct a Batman Film?

Learn about pop art legend Andy Warhol's unauthorized and truly bizarre "Batman Dracula," an early example of a fan film.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Does Marvel Have a Banned "Avengers" Issue?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Does Marvel Have a Banned "Avengers" Issue?

Has Marvel banned the problematic Ms. Marvel story in "Avengers" #200 from ever being reprinted?

Did Marvel's Invisible Woman Almost Go Solo 30 Years Ago?

Did Marvel's Invisible Woman Almost Go Solo 30 Years Ago?

Invisible Woman has been a major part of the Marvel Universe and the Fantastic Four for 50+ years, but did she almost go solo in the mid-'80s?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel & DC Almost Swap Wonder Woman for Storm?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel & DC Almost Swap Wonder Woman for Storm?

Did DC and Marvel once nearly make an epic trade? And why didn't DC want to share the secret origin of the Legion of Superheroes' Clubhouse?

Was "The Wiz" Almost Made Into a DC Comic Book?

Was "The Wiz" Almost Made Into a DC Comic Book?

With "The Wiz" debuting live on NBC tonight, check out this CBLR where we discover whether DC was going to do a comic book based on it in 1978!

Did Marvel Nearly Have Northstar Die of AIDS in the 1980s?

Did Marvel Nearly Have Northstar Die of AIDS in the 1980s?

Comic Book Legends Revealed asks whether Marvel nearly had Northstar die of AIDs in the '80s. Plus, the secrets of the '90s animated Hobgoblin & Jughead's Native American past.

Who Was the Surprising Inspiration for the "Dark Knight Returns'" Female Robin?

Who Was the Surprising Inspiration for the "Dark Knight Returns'" Female Robin?

CSBG reveals the surprising inspiration for Carrie Kelley, the Robin from Frank Miller's classic "Dark Knight Returns."

Did Charles Schulz Use "Peanuts" to Send Secret Messages to His Mistress?

Did Charles Schulz Use "Peanuts" to Send Secret Messages to His Mistress?

Did Charles Schulz's affair in the late 1960s spill over into the "Peanuts" strip? Comic Book Legends Revealed gets to the bottom of this mystery.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What Happened To The Summers School of Mutants?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What Happened To The Summers School of Mutants?

Did Charles Schulz send secret messages to his mistress in "Peanuts" strips? And did famous Spirit femme fatale Sand Seref almost debut in another comic?

Did Dan Slott Want Nightcrawler to Become an Avenger?

Did Dan Slott Want Nightcrawler to Become an Avenger?

Slott's take on the Mighty Avengers was a nod to the early days of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but why did he set his sights on the fuzzy blue elf?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Nightcrawler Originally Jewish?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Nightcrawler Originally Jewish?

Was the very-Catholic Nightcrawler originally intended to be Jewish? Did he nearly become an Avenger? And was he almost revealed as Sabretooth's son?

Was Elektra Inspired by a Bond Girl?

Was Elektra Inspired by a Bond Girl?

With 007 returning to theaters in "Spectre," Comic Book Legends Revealed investigated whether former Bond Girl Melina Havelock inspired Elektra.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Claremont Almost Return to X-Men in the Late '90s?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Claremont Almost Return to X-Men in the Late '90s?

Did Chris Claremont nearly join Scott Lobdell on Marvel's core X-Men titles in 1998? Plus, a surprisingly spoiler-filled Batman action figure.

Did Ben Cooper Put Spectre on Packaging But Never Make the Costume?

Did Ben Cooper Put Spectre on Packaging But Never Make the Costume?

Ben Cooper made some fantastic costumes, and we've seen the Spectre on the packaging. But did the company ever produce one for the DC character?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Scary Secrets of Ben Cooper's Halloween Costumes

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Scary Secrets of Ben Cooper's Halloween Costumes

Did a Ben Cooper costume inspire the creation of Spider-Man? And was Ben Cooper the first company to trademark the term "super hero?"

Did It Take Six Printings Before the "Dick Tracy" Novelization Got a Proper Ending?

Did It Take Six Printings Before the "Dick Tracy" Novelization Got a Proper Ending?

Max Allan Collins was hired to adapt the 1990 film as a novel, but why did it six tries before the book finally revealed the identity of the Blank?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Superman Debut Three Years Late?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Superman Debut Three Years Late?

Did Siegel & Shuster turn down a chance for Superman to appear years before "Action Comics" #1? And did Denny O'Neil base Talia on a James Bond character?

John Byrne Wrote a "Fantastic Four" Issue Based on a Kevin Nowlan Pin-Up?

John Byrne Wrote a "Fantastic Four" Issue Based on a Kevin Nowlan Pin-Up?

Comic Book Legends Revealed investigates whether a Kevin Nowlan pin-up from "Marvel Fanfare" inspired an entire issue of "Fantastic Four."

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did the U.S. Government Cancel Adam West's "Batman"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did the U.S. Government Cancel Adam West's "Batman"?

Was the U.S. government responsible for "Batman's" cancellation? And what scene drawn by Dave Cockrum led Max Allan Collins to quit writing "Batman?"

Was Mr. Peanut Designed by a 13-Year-Old?

Was Mr. Peanut Designed by a 13-Year-Old?

This week, Comic Book Legends Revealed examines whether iconic Planters mascot Mr. Peanut was designed by... a 13-year-old?!

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