DC's "Rebirth" Roster Could Look Very Familiar
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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?
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"?
Comic Book Legends Revealed examines whether Marvel was hedging its bets on its first adaptation of Hasbro's Robots in Disguise.
How did "Swing Kids" lead to Superman' death? And did miscommunication lead Joss Whedon to write too much script for "Astonishing X-Men" #1?
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.
Learn the surprising origin of Spidey's first clone saga, the shocking original Juggernaut, and why Barbie's little brother caused Todd McFarlane problems!
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?
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?
Portfolios featuring copyrighted work is nothing new, but what happens when you use creations from a particularly litigious company? Find out!
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?
Re-purposing action figures is nothing new, but shouldn't there be, you know, consideration for the appearance of each character?
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 her own "Batgirl" series before becoming part of "Batman?" CSBG revisits a classic CBLR to find out the answer.
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.
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.
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.
CSBG is celebrating the new "Fantastic Four" movie with a collection of classic Comic Book Legends about Marvel's first family.
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?
Bruno Premiani co-created the Doom Patrol with Arnold Drake, but did his outspoken beliefs drive him out of two separate countries?
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?
As thanks for a 3D shadowbox, Walt Simonson drew a massive Batman piece. But was that enough to greenlight a story based on it?
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!
Learn how veteran animator Warren Greenwood pitched his Space Dog to his bosses -- and then retroactively protected his creation from theft.
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.
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"?
Did Frank Miller really have an issue with Klaus Janson's inks when the two were working together on "Dark Knight Returns?"
Is it really possible Walt Simonson's "Fantastic Four" #345, which came out in 1990, beat scientists to a discovery by nearly 20 years?
Discover the strange origin behind the not-so-Amazing Spider-Mobile! Plus, legends involving dinosaurs, Walter Simonson and Wonder Comics!
Did Kurt Busiek bring Kevin Maguire about DC's "Wildcard" only to have editors vying for his services on other, higher-profile books?
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!
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?
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?"
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?
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?
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.
Did Marvel once close out a major crossover with a huge, story-altering mistake? Plus, does Don Rosa really hate "DuckTales?"
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?
Many fans have different recollections when it comes to the "Amazing Spider-Man" story that saw Spidey take on the unstoppable X-Men villain.
Who was responsible for Spidey's mechanical web shooters arriving onscreen? Did "Man of Steel" almost have a morbid coincidence with the Challenger explosion?
Did Alan Moore & Brian Bolland's acclaimed graphic novel that explored the relationship between Batman and Joker begin its life as an annual?