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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?!

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!

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