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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!
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.
CSBG reveals the surprising inspiration for Carrie Kelley, the Robin from Frank Miller's classic "Dark Knight Returns."
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.
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?
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?
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?
With 007 returning to theaters in "Spectre," Comic Book Legends Revealed investigated whether former Bond Girl Melina Havelock inspired Elektra.
Did Chris Claremont nearly join Scott Lobdell on Marvel's core X-Men titles in 1998? Plus, a surprisingly spoiler-filled Batman action figure.
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?
Did a Ben Cooper costume inspire the creation of Spider-Man? And was Ben Cooper the first company to trademark the term "super hero?"
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?
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?
Comic Book Legends Revealed investigates whether a Kevin Nowlan pin-up from "Marvel Fanfare" inspired an entire issue of "Fantastic Four."
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?"
This week, Comic Book Legends Revealed examines whether iconic Planters mascot Mr. Peanut was designed by... a 13-year-old?!
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!
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.
Did the classic Spider-Man tale originate as a Wonder Man story? Why was Wonder Woman pulled from Justice League Europe?
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?