* C.C. Beck based Captain Marvel’s appearance on a movie where Fred MacMurray daydreams about being a superhero.
* Charlton printed its comics using a cereal box press.
* For almost a decade, there were born again Christian comics produced starring the Archie characters.
*The film Hardware just took the movie’s story from a 2000 AD comic.
* US Postal Laws made for some interesting comic title transitions.
* Firebreather was originally the son of Fin Fang Foom
* John Byrne’s 2112 was initially designed as a launch of Marvel 2099.
* Elvis Presley based his famous hairstyle upon Captain Marvel, Jr.
* The character Nightveil had to take her name because of violating a DC Comics trademark.
* William Gaines pretty-much single-handedly destroyed 3-D comic books.
* Mad became a magazine because of the Comics Code.
* New editions of Grant Morrison’s Zenith tradepaperbacks were printed but are currently stuck in a London warehouse due to rights issues.
* Gyro Gearloose was cut off from the rest of the Uncle Scrooge gang due to postal rules.
* Plastic Man was originally named India Rubber Man.
* M.I.T. once cribbed design work for a multi-million dollar grant from a comic book!
* Daredevil Comics #2 was created over a weekend.
* An inventor was denied a Dutch patent due to a Carl Barks’ Donald Duck story.
* An extortionist calling himself Uncle Scrooge baffled German police for years.
* There was a fourth nephew named Phooey.
* Steve Skeates once had to change The Question’s dialogue by a rather odd decision by Steve Ditko.
* Warren Kremer created Richie Rich.
* Buzzy the Crow had his voice changed in recent re-airings of his old cartoon because it was considered racially offensive.
* Tommy Tortoise and Moe Hare never made a comic appearance until the late 90s!
* Archie cancelled a series after two issues because of a threat of a DC Comics lawsuit.
* Both the writer and creator of the first African-American comic book character to have his own book are unknown.
* Donald Duck discovered methylene.
* Matt Murdock appeared in the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
* A superhero once ceased appearing in his own comic book!
* Defiant Comics lost a court case forcing them to change the name of their comic from Plasm to Warriors of Plasm.
* Harvey created Little Aubrey to avoid having to license Little Lulu.
* A comic character was made an actual citizen in Japan!
* The Astro Boy name came about because NBC was afraid DC would sue them over the name “The Mighty Atom.”
* In Japan, the re-runs of Astro Boy they use are sub-titled American versions.
* Casper the Friendly Ghost was not known as Casper until the first issue of his comic book, four years after he first debuted!
* Disney once had a series of Mickey Mouse comic strips depicting Mickey trying various ways of killing himself.
* Disney once kept a company from publishing comic strips that, at the time, were most likely in the public domain.
* Top Cow Studios was going to be called Ballistic Studios
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