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Comic Book Questions Answered – When Did the X-Men Pass the Fantastic Four as Marvel’s Flagship Team?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Here is a bit of a different one. Jaime Weinman wrote an article for Maclean’s Magazine about how the Fantastic Four are no longer the hot property they once were and he asked me for the article when they officially stopped being Marvel’s flagship team book. I answered him and he cites my answer in the article. However, that was just a three word answer, and I figured it’d be fun to give a more elaborate answer here. Or, of course, if you just want the short answer, read his article. You might as well read it anyways. It is an interesting article.

So…when did the Fantastic Four stop being Marvel’s flagship team book?
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Why Weren’t the X-Men in Infinity Gauntlet?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Jazzbo wrote in to ask:

Was there a reason why the X-Men weren’t a part of the original Infinity Gauntlet series? Other than Wolverine and a brief cameo by Cyclops in one issue, no other X-characters are a part of the story, which seems like a strange choice as this was the height of popularity for those characters.I would assume there was some sort of editorial reason why they weren’t involved, although I guess it could just be that Starlin doesn’t like those characters? Anyway, I couldn’t find anything online about it. Thanks.

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Comic Book Questions Answered – What, Exactly, Is Captain America’s Shield Made Out Of?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Elisabeth D. wrote in to ask:

I’ve seen some sources state that Cap’s shield is an alloy of vibranium and steel and others say it’s an alloy of vibranium and adamantium. Which is correct? Has it changed over time?

Read on for the answer, Elisabeth!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Where Does Foggy Nelson’s Nickname Come From?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Marijane G. wrote in to ask:

Hi, I’m hoping you can tell me why Franklin Nelson is called Foggy. Thanks!

I can, indeed, Marijane! Read on for the answer!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – What Was the First #0 Issue?

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Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

In a recent discussion in the voting thread for The 25 Greatest Valiant Stories Ever Told, reader The Third Man asked a question about the famous Valiant series of #0 issues (Valiant had a thing where you could redeem vouchers for a copy of Magnus Robot Fighter #0), namely “I was actually wondering that about the zero issues. Was Valiant the first company to publish a zero issue, or did someone beat them to it?”

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Comic Book Questions Answered – Did Bucky Have a Secret Identity or What?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we look at a question from reader Randy:

I’m hoping you can answer something that has bothered me for decades. In the original Captain America series from the 40s Bucky was Cap’s sidekick and, as a civilian the company mascot. My question is Did Bucky have a secret identity? Steve went to great lengths to hide his alter ego but Bucky was always “Bucky.” It was written (at least in the few I’ve read) that no one knew Bucky was Bucky. What was Stan (or, really Joe and Jack) thinking? Or are we just supposed to ignore that fact? Thank you!!

Read on for the surprising answer!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Iron Man Numbering Snafu

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we look at a question from reader Zach R:

I have a question for you, if you already haven’t answered it – back in Volume 3 of Iron Man (89 Issues) issues 065 and 066 have the same numbers (410) when the old numbering system is applied which they had started doing again at this point, so both sets of numbers are on the cover. It is plain as day and I have never seen a reason of why this is. Because of this wouldn’t the whole chronological order be off when they got to issue 500??

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Comic Book Questions Answered – Stan Lee and the Mystery of Amazing Spider-Man #200

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we look at a question from reader Chris S.:

(Have you ever dealt here or elsewhere with the single page of Amazing Spider-Man #200 that Stan Lee scripted? It was alluded to in the letter’s page of the issue, but I don’t know if the exact page number was ever revealed. It’s one of the abiding mysteries of my childhood.

Read on for the answer, Chris!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – What Comic First Broke the Internet?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we look at a question by CBR’s own Managing Editor, Albert Ching. With the Kim Kardashian nude photo shoot for Paper Magazine working around the theme of “breaking the internet,” Albert wanted to confirm with me what was the first comic that used the idea of breaking the internet as part of the publicity for the book. That is to say, not the first controversial comic book, but the first comic book that used “breaking the internet” as part of the publicity for the comic book. Albert had a comic in mind but wanted to be sure.

So let’s see if the book he had in mind was correct!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Why Aren’t There Any Marvel Comics on The Big Bang Theory?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we look at a question by reader C.M.Griffin about the reasoning behind Marvel Comics not appearing on The Big Bang Theory.

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Comic Book Questions Answered – Is This Batman #0 Variant Cover a Scam?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we look into a Batman “variant cover” being sold on eBay.

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Comic Book Questions Answered – Who Designed the Famous Avengers “A”?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we discover who designed the famous Avengers “A.”

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Comic Book Questions Answered: Was Superman, the “Big Blue Boy Scout,” Ever an ACTUAL Boy Scout?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Enrique M. wrote in to ask a question on behalf of his girlfriend. While Superman is often referred to as “The Big Blue Boy Scout,” was he ever ACTUALLY a Boy Scout?

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Comic Book Questions Answered: Why Can Bluewater Use Celebrity Names and Likenesses?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today, my pal Steve asked me why is it that Steve Jobs’ estate can bar the production of an action figure based on the late Apple co-founder (which they just did)…

but Bluewater can put out an unauthorized biography comic book of Jobs?

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Comic Book Questions Answered: Who Designed the Costume For Nightwing’s Solo Series?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Stephane wrote in with a question about Nightwing’s current costume.

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