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Did EC Comics Color Violent Panels One Color to Tone Down the Violence?

Did EC Comics Color Violent Panels One Color to Tone Down the Violence?

Rumor has it Marie Severin would color violent panels in old EC Comics all one color to tone down the violence -- but is it true?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Dave Gibbons' "Lost" Superman Story

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Dave Gibbons' "Lost" Superman Story

Art from a never-published Superman tale by comic book legends Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, Alan Davis and Garry Leach! Plus, EC Comics and Daredevil!

Did George Perez Refuse to Draw Vibe for DC Comics?

Did George Perez Refuse to Draw Vibe for DC Comics?

Rumor has it legendary artist George Perez wouldn't draw DC's Vibe because he felt he was an offensive stereotype -- but is it true?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Dennis the Menace's" Racial Issues

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Dennis the Menace's" Racial Issues

How offensive was Hank Ketcham's first attempt at introducing an African-American character into his "Dennis the Menace" comic strip?

Did the Brazilian Edition of "Daredevil: Born Again" Feature a Different Iron Man?

Did the Brazilian Edition of "Daredevil: Born Again" Feature a Different Iron Man?

Comic Book Legends Revealed looks at whether Marvel altered the Brazilian edition of "Born Again" to make Iron Man fit in with their continuity.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Lois & Clark" Cause DC to Marry Off Superman?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Lois & Clark" Cause DC to Marry Off Superman?

Learn how the "Lois & Clark" TV show forced the Superman comics to get their version of the characters hitched in a hurry! Plus, how did a haircut land an inker a job?

Did Dwayne McDuffie Change a Finished Story Because a Dead Character was Suddenly Alive?

Did Dwayne McDuffie Change a Finished Story Because a Dead Character was Suddenly Alive?

Dwayne McDuffie's time on "Justice League of America" hit a bit of a snag when Hawkgirl died and was revived by DC -- but no one told him.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What is the Secret Origin of the Super-Mullet?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What is the Secret Origin of the Super-Mullet?

Did the Man of Steel's Super-Mullet owe its origins to the "Lois and Clark" TV series? And what is the real original Batmobile?!

Howard the Duck Legends Revealed Celebrates Marvel's Main Mallard

Howard the Duck Legends Revealed Celebrates Marvel's Main Mallard

Celebrate Howard the Duck's new series with our comic book legends related to the Master of Quack-Fu, like how he had to wear pants due to a lawsuit from Disney!

Did the Success of "Secret Wars" Lead to the Punisher's First Series?

Did the Success of "Secret Wars" Lead to the Punisher's First Series?

After debuting in 1973, it took the Punisher 12 years to finally headline his own series. And the original "Secret Wars" is to blame.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Alex Ross Pitch a "Batman Junior" Series?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Alex Ross Pitch a "Batman Junior" Series?

This week, learn of a never-published Alex Ross series starring Bat-Boy! Plus, legends involving Green Lantern, the Punisher and "Secret Wars!"

Did an Alabama Printer Refuse to Print a Luke Cage/Jessica Jones Sex Scene?

Did an Alabama Printer Refuse to Print a Luke Cage/Jessica Jones Sex Scene?

With Mike Colter revealing Netflix's "Luke Cage" series will be "adult oriented," CSBG revisits a comic book legend about a controversial "Alias" issue.

Were DC's "Team Titans" Going to be a New Teen Titans?

Were DC's "Team Titans" Going to be a New Teen Titans?

The ill-fated team book starring a group of Titans from the future may have started off with much grander plans from DC Comics -- or did it?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Greatest Stories Never Told

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Greatest Stories Never Told

CBLR has featured many tales of comic book stories that never got a chance to happen, and now they're all collected in one place.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Inspiring Origin of "Peanuts'" Franklin

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Inspiring Origin of "Peanuts'" Franklin

As Black History Month comes to an end, learn the inspiring story of the first African-American character in "Peanuts." Plus, a "Spider-Man Unlimited" legend!

Did Gaiman Use Sienkiewicz's "Sandman: Endless Nights" Pages Out of Order?

Did Gaiman Use Sienkiewicz's "Sandman: Endless Nights" Pages Out of Order?

Neil Gaiman worked with artist Bill Sienkiewicz for the Delirium story in 2003's "Endless Nights" OGN, but did the story run out of order?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel's R-Rated "Avengers" Movie

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel's R-Rated "Avengers" Movie

This week, learn why Marvel initially twice received an R-rating for "The Avengers!" Plus, legends involving the comic Avengers and Neil Gaiman!

Did Peter David Spoil "Alpha Flight" #12's Death Before it Came Out?

Did Peter David Spoil "Alpha Flight" #12's Death Before it Came Out?

Did the writer really share photocopied pages of the death sequence in "Alpha Flight" #12 with fans at a convention before the issue was out?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Superman" Have a Lois Lane Musical Sequence?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Superman" Have a Lois Lane Musical Sequence?

Did "Superman" originally include a musical sequence with Margot Kidder singing? Plus, legends involving Peter David, John Byrne and Mark Waid!

Comic Book Legends Addendum: Paul Smith's Rejected Wonder Woman Designs!

Comic Book Legends Addendum: Paul Smith's Rejected Wonder Woman Designs!

CSBG has Comic Book Legend Paul Smith's unused designs of Wonder Woman, after leaving the project due to disputes over her cleavage and pants

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Paul Smith Quit a Book Over Wonder Woman's Pants?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Paul Smith Quit a Book Over Wonder Woman's Pants?

Did veteran artist Paul Smith really walk off Jeph Loeb's "Love and War" story at DC Comics because he didn't like the cut of Wonder Woman's pants?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Designed Indiana Jones?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Designed Indiana Jones?

Learn which comic book superstar designed Indiana Jones' look! Did the Punisher really once kill someone for jaywalking? Plus, Wonder Woman's pants!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Benny Hill Help Create She-Hulk?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Benny Hill Help Create She-Hulk?

Did the famous British comedian seriously have a part in the creation of She-Hulk? And how did a single panel change a major aspect of the Dark Phoenix Saga?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Batman Nearly Become a Gunslinger?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Batman Nearly Become a Gunslinger?

Did Batman almost brandish pistols during the 1960's "New Look" era? Does the Multiverse owe its existence to Carmine Infantino messing with Julie Schwartz?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Kill A Character This Week Over Film Rights?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Kill A Character This Week Over Film Rights?

Did Marvel kill off a major character this week over movie rights? Plus, did Wolverine really get re-drawn as Storm in an issue of "X-Men?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Let a College Name its Mascot "Spidey"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Let a College Name its Mascot "Spidey"?

In this all Spider-Man edition of CBLR, did Marvel allow a University to name its mascot "Spidey"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman, Einstein and Asimov

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superman, Einstein and Asimov

Did Superman really spark a disagreement between Albert Einstein and Isaac Asimov! Plus, what came first - the Supermobile toy or comic?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did The "Spidey's Amazing Friends" Theme Have Lyrics?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did The "Spidey's Amazing Friends" Theme Have Lyrics?

This week, learn the bizarre lyrics to "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" theme! Plus, who REALLY designed War Machine? And what strange change killed a major Walking Dead character?

Christmas Comic Book Legends Revealed

Christmas Comic Book Legends Revealed

Celebrate the holiday with a collection of Comic Book Legends Revealed installments about Christmas!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Attempt to Ban Christmas?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Attempt to Ban Christmas?

Did Marvel once ban Christmas stories? How did DC Comics' confusion give us a silent Christmas classic? Why did Wolverine almost kill Nightcrawler over mistletoe?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Deadpool Origins, Byrne on "Supreme?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Deadpool Origins, Byrne on "Supreme?"

How did Spider-Man's mask indirectly lead to Deadpoo's creationl! Was 'pool originally going to be Weapon NINE? And did John Byrne nearly draw Supreme?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Homeless Movie Batman?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Homeless Movie Batman?

CBLR finishes its 500th celebration by looking at the strange plans Frank Miller had for the Year One Batman film before "Batman Begins" was made.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Frank Miller's Censored First Daredevil Story

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Frank Miller's Censored First Daredevil Story

CBLR's 500th celebration continues with a look at how Frank Miller's first Daredevil was canceled by the Comics Code. Plus, did Jack Kirby secretly draw Daredevil #1?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What Was Up with Wolverine's Australian Accent?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What Was Up with Wolverine's Australian Accent?

In the first part of a three-part 500th installment celebration, CBLR looks at Wolverine legends, including his strange Australian accent in the X-Men animated pilot!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mystery Spider-Man Todd McFarlane Insult

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mystery Spider-Man Todd McFarlane Insult

Who was behind the mysterious insult of Todd McFarlane in one of his last "Spider-Man" issues? And was She-Hulk going to be gold in her ill-fated TV series?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Batman: Year One," Iron Man's MySpace Debt

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Batman: Year One," Iron Man's MySpace Debt

Did Miller & Mazzuchelli's "Batman: Year One" lead to Alan Davis leaving "Detective Comics?" And why do Iron Man fans owe MySpace a debt of gratitude?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Betty Banner's Death & A Secret Titans Crossover

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Betty Banner's Death & A Secret Titans Crossover

This week, the real life reason for Hulk's wife's death, a secret Teen Titans crossover, and was the famous Thunderbolts reveal almost spoiled before #1 came out?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did George RR Martin Help Gaiman's "Sandman" Debut?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did George RR Martin Help Gaiman's "Sandman" Debut?

Learn how "Sandman" was nearly never a comic book series before George R.R. Martin got involved! Plus, which creator was in a Tony-winning musical?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Robin Going to Visit "Arkham Asylum"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Robin Going to Visit "Arkham Asylum"?

Was Grant Morrison's "Arkham Asylum" originally going to feature Robin? And did "Peanuts" really coin the term 'security blanket'?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mighty Marvel Sound Effects Trademark

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mighty Marvel Sound Effects Trademark

Did "Twin Peaks" nearly find a second life as a comic book? Does Marvel actually own a trademark on "snikt" and "thwip?"

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