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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Kevin Smith Keep Bendis from Using Bullseye?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Kevin Smith Keep Bendis from Using Bullseye?

Did Smith prevent Brian Michael Bendis from using Bullseye in one of his first "Daredevil" arcs? Plus, the secret origin of the Invisible Woman's mullet!

Was Time-Traveling Mutant Bishop Intended to be Aboriginal?

Was Time-Traveling Mutant Bishop Intended to be Aboriginal?

Comic Book Legends Revealed dives into the strange history of the man known as Bishop, and the differing opinions of Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was "Kraven's Last Hunt" A Wonder Man Story?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was "Kraven's Last Hunt" A Wonder Man Story?

Did the classic Spider-Man tale originate as a Wonder Man story? Why was Wonder Woman pulled from Justice League Europe?

Did Iron Man's Toys Sell So Poorly They Became "Armored" X-Men & Spider-Man Figures?

Did Iron Man's Toys Sell So Poorly They Became "Armored" X-Men & Spider-Man Figures?

In the mid-'90s, ToyBiz had a toy line based on the "Iron Man" cartoon, but the company would never just slap new heads on Tony Stark... would they?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Bishop Created by Marvel's Marketing Department?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Bishop Created by Marvel's Marketing Department?

Was Bishop really introduced to the X-Men entirely at the behest of a marketing department? Was "Robotman" meant to debut in "Calvin and Hobbes"?

Did Marvel Have a Different Ending for "Transformers" #4 In Case it Was Cancelled?

Did Marvel Have a Different Ending for "Transformers" #4 In Case it Was Cancelled?

Comic Book Legends Revealed examines whether Marvel was hedging its bets on its first adaptation of Hasbro's Robots in Disguise.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did a Christian Bale Musical Kill Superman?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did a Christian Bale Musical Kill Superman?

How did "Swing Kids" lead to Superman' death? And did miscommunication lead Joss Whedon to write too much script for "Astonishing X-Men" #1?

Did Jack Kirby Re-Draw Alex Toth's Original Juggernaut Design?

Did Jack Kirby Re-Draw Alex Toth's Original Juggernaut Design?

Was Alex Toth's original for the Juggernaut so over-the-top Marvel had to have it re-drawn by Jack Kirby? Find out all the gruesome details.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin of Spider-Man's Clone Saga

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Secret Origin of Spider-Man's Clone Saga

Learn the surprising origin of Spidey's first clone saga, the shocking original Juggernaut, and why Barbie's little brother caused Todd McFarlane problems!

Was Deadpool Originally Supposed to be Marvel's Weapon IX?

Was Deadpool Originally Supposed to be Marvel's Weapon IX?

Everyone knows Weapon X -- better known as the Wolverine -- but was Wade Wilson slated to be the program's prior attempt at a super soldier?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Jason Todd Meant to Live?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Jason Todd Meant to Live?

Was DC Comics going to kill Jason Todd regardless of the 1-900 poll results? And if Jason Todd hadn't been killed, what was his destiny to be?

Did Gene Day Sell a "Star Wars" Prints Portfolio Without Lucasfilm's Permission?

Did Gene Day Sell a "Star Wars" Prints Portfolio Without Lucasfilm's Permission?

Portfolios featuring copyrighted work is nothing new, but what happens when you use creations from a particularly litigious company? Find out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Decided to Kill Gwen Stacy?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Decided to Kill Gwen Stacy?

Was it Gerry Conway or John Romita who decided to kill Gwen Stacy? And was the action figure for "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" just a repainted Green Arrow?

Did Marvel Release an Elektra Toy That Was Just Psylocke with New Paint?

Did Marvel Release an Elektra Toy That Was Just Psylocke with New Paint?

Re-purposing action figures is nothing new, but shouldn't there be, you know, consideration for the appearance of each character?

COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED: When Did Marvel Ban Smoking?

COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED: When Did Marvel Ban Smoking?

Learn when Marvel had its first smoking ban! The year might surprise you! Plus, legends involving Psylocke, Elektra, Black Panther and Thor!

Did Yvonne Craig Nearly Star in a Solo "Batgirl" Series Before Joining "Batman" Instead?

Did Yvonne Craig Nearly Star in a Solo "Batgirl" Series Before Joining "Batman" Instead?

Did Yvonne Craig nearly star in her own "Batgirl" series before becoming part of "Batman?" CSBG revisits a classic CBLR to find out the answer.

What Cause Lured Yvonne Craig Out of Retirement to Play Batgirl One Last Time?

What Cause Lured Yvonne Craig Out of Retirement to Play Batgirl One Last Time?

In this classic CBLR, discover Yvonne Craig's last performance as Batgirl in a special PSA for Women's Rights years after the "Batman" TV series.

Did Jack Kirby Design "Devil Dinosaur" as an Animated Series?

Did Jack Kirby Design "Devil Dinosaur" as an Animated Series?

With "Devil Dinosaur" getting a new series from Marvel, CSBG looks back at its surprising 1970s origins, and if it was meant for another medium.

Did Byrne's "Fantastic Four" Run Get Interrupted by a Fill-In... for No Good Reason?

Did Byrne's "Fantastic Four" Run Get Interrupted by a Fill-In... for No Good Reason?

Learn whether or not the practice of creating inventory issues to help keep a book on schedule led to a strange story in John Byrne's "FF" run.

Fantastic Four Legends Revealed!

Fantastic Four Legends Revealed!

CSBG is celebrating the new "Fantastic Four" movie with a collection of classic Comic Book Legends about Marvel's first family.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Fantastic Four Incest Story & Jean Grey's Revamped Return

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Fantastic Four Incest Story & Jean Grey's Revamped Return

Was an FF comic pitched with the Invisible Woman being attracted to her brother? How was Jean Grey's return in the pages of FF re-written and re-drawn?

Was the Creator of "Doom Patrol" Exiled from Two Different Countries?

Was the Creator of "Doom Patrol" Exiled from Two Different Countries?

Bruno Premiani co-created the Doom Patrol with Arnold Drake, but did his outspoken beliefs drive him out of two separate countries?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Once Plan Its Own "Crisis on Infinite Earths"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Once Plan Its Own "Crisis on Infinite Earths"?

This week, learn if Marvel nearly rebooted in the 1980s with a brand-new line of comics! Plus, what came first, "Ghost World" or Daria?

Did a Classic Joker Story Result from Walt Simonson's Trade with a Fellow Artist?

Did a Classic Joker Story Result from Walt Simonson's Trade with a Fellow Artist?

As thanks for a 3D shadowbox, Walt Simonson drew a massive Batman piece. But was that enough to greenlight a story based on it?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Secret Wars II" Create the New Universe?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Secret Wars II" Create the New Universe?

Did the Beyonder create the New Universe? Learn the strange origin of a classic Joker comic book story! Plus, a prank Bill Gaines pulled on The New Yorker!

Did an Animator Self-Publish a Comic to Keep His Creation Safe from Hanna-Barbera?

Did an Animator Self-Publish a Comic to Keep His Creation Safe from Hanna-Barbera?

Learn how veteran animator Warren Greenwood pitched his Space Dog to his bosses -- and then retroactively protected his creation from theft.

The Truth Behind Hank Pym & the Wasp's Domestic Abuse Story

The Truth Behind Hank Pym & the Wasp's Domestic Abuse Story

Hank Pym is forever haunted by the time he struck his wife, Janet Van Dyne, but in this classic edition of CBLR, discover if it was actually supposed to happen.

COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED: Was Wolverine Nearly an Ex- X-Man?

COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED: Was Wolverine Nearly an Ex- X-Man?

Was Wolverine about to be written out of the X-Men when John Byrne took over? Did Walter Simonson create his "Surtur Saga" ten years before writing "Thor"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Miller Vs. Janson on "Dark Knight Returns"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Miller Vs. Janson on "Dark Knight Returns"?

Did Frank Miller really have an issue with Klaus Janson's inks when the two were working together on "Dark Knight Returns?"

Did Walter Simonson Know Velociraptors Had Feathers Before Scientists?

Did Walter Simonson Know Velociraptors Had Feathers Before Scientists?

Is it really possible Walt Simonson's "Fantastic Four" #345, which came out in 1990, beat scientists to a discovery by nearly 20 years?

What is the Origin Behind the Not-So-Amazing Spider-Mobile?

What is the Origin Behind the Not-So-Amazing Spider-Mobile?

Discover the strange origin behind the not-so-Amazing Spider-Mobile! Plus, legends involving dinosaurs, Walter Simonson and Wonder Comics!

Did Kurt Busiek Lose a Series Because His Artist Became Too Popular?

Did Kurt Busiek Lose a Series Because His Artist Became Too Popular?

Did Kurt Busiek bring Kevin Maguire about DC's "Wildcard" only to have editors vying for his services on other, higher-profile books?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Close Did We Come to "Superman V?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Close Did We Come to "Superman V?"

How close did we come to a fifth Superman movie, and did the script become a classic graphic novel? Plus, legends involving Kurt Busiek and Steve Englehart!

Was Brian Michael Bendis Supposed to Draw "Kabuki" for David Mack?

Was Brian Michael Bendis Supposed to Draw "Kabuki" for David Mack?

When Mack first started working on Kabuki, now-known for its mixed media mastery, did he really intend for to only write and have Bendis draw it?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel's Problem With Wolverine Killing

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel's Problem With Wolverine Killing

Did Marvel keep Wolverine from being a killer, and squelch plans for a trans superhero in the '80s? And was Brian Bendis going to be the artist on David Mack's "Kabuki?"

Did Steve Englehart Want Quicksilver to Stay Evil?

Did Steve Englehart Want Quicksilver to Stay Evil?

See how Marvel Comics re-scripted a story with Quicksilver portrayed as a villain in it to make him a hero again -- or did they?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Jean Grey Almost Survive the "Dark Phoenix Saga"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Jean Grey Almost Survive the "Dark Phoenix Saga"?

Was Jean Grey set to survive the "Dark Phoenix Saga" even after the original ending was scrapped? And what was the deal with Hulk losing a fight to a snake?

What's Up with Ms. Marvel Turning into She-Hulk in "Contest of Champions?"

What's Up with Ms. Marvel Turning into She-Hulk in "Contest of Champions?"

Was She-Hulk’s fight in Marvel's "Contest of Champions" originally drawn as a Ms. Marvel fight? Find out if this Legend is true or false.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel's Mighty Continuity Gaffe

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel's Mighty Continuity Gaffe

Did Marvel once close out a major crossover with a huge, story-altering mistake? Plus, does Don Rosa really hate "DuckTales?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Consider "West Coast X-Men?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Consider "West Coast X-Men?"

Learn how close we came to a West Coast spin-off of the X-Men! Plus, did Rhodey almost die? And did a Marvel character miss his own final issue?

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