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Did a potential lawsuit make "Squadron Supreme" a limited series? Plus, two Dr. Strange legends involving Harlan Ellison and Ditko swipes!
Impulse made his debut in "Flash" #92, but Comic Book Legends Revealed explores whether or not he was meant to race for another publisher.
Why was an episode of "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" pulled from TV? And did Jim Starlin nearly kill off Shang-Chi?
Was "Final Crisis" writer Grant Morrison forced by DC editorial to change the ending of the event series so it wouldn't be such a downer?
This week, did parents complain that Red Skull was a Nazi? Did "Final Crisis" change to deliver a happier ending? When did the Daily Star become the Daily Planet?
Was "Dapper Men" & "Mind the Gap" writer Jim McCann for Brian Michael Bendis bringing Bobbi Morse back to life during Marvel's "Secret Invasion?"
Learn whether Cable nearly joined a different team and whether DC sued a newspaper for being called Daily Planet, plus more Star Wars legends!
Did Star Brand and the rest of Marvel's New Universe crowd out the publisher's "Star Wars" title after more than 100 issues?
In honor of "The Force Awakens," CSBG has a collection of Star Wars-related comic book legends.
Did a Marvel Comics letterer design the famous "Star Wars" logo for twenty-five bucks? And did the New Universe kill "Star Wars?"
David Michelinie and Walt Simonson proposed a storyline for Marvel's "Star Wars" comic that would have mirrored a major "Return of the Jedi" plot point.
Learn about the Marvel comic that had to change its ending because the concept of pacifism was essentially banned from the Star Wars Universe!
Learn about pop art legend Andy Warhol's unauthorized and truly bizarre "Batman Dracula," an early example of a fan film.
Has Marvel banned the problematic Ms. Marvel story in "Avengers" #200 from ever being reprinted?
Invisible Woman has been a major part of the Marvel Universe and the Fantastic Four for 50+ years, but did she almost go solo in the mid-'80s?
Did DC and Marvel once nearly make an epic trade? And why didn't DC want to share the secret origin of the Legion of Superheroes' Clubhouse?
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.