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Comic Book Legends Revealed #495

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and ninety-four. This week, was Robin nearly in Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth? Did Peanuts coin the term “security blanket?” And was Mockingbird nearly black?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #494

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and ninety-three. This week, did Twin Peaks almost continue as a comic book? Does Marvel really have a trademark on the words “thwip” and “snikt”? Was Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse’s debut published six issues after her first appearance?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #493

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and ninety-two. This week, in commemoration of the Death of Wolverine this week, it’s an all-Wolverine legends week! Did Wolverine not have healing powers for the first five years of his existence? Did an added in “snikt” turn Wolverine into a killer before Chris Claremont wanted him to? Finally, how close did the Fang costume for Wolverine come to being his actual costume?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #492

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and ninety-one. This week is a special theme week! In honor of the debut of Season 5 of the Walking Dead this Sunday, it’s all legends involving the Walking Dead! Did Andrea accidentally switch faces with her dead sister? Did Robert Kirkman accidentally spoil a major character’s death more than ten issues before the character actually died? And which major couple was originally going to split up early on in the series’ run?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #491

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and ninety. This week, how did Joker jumping (or NOT jumping) out of a cake lead to the creation of Harley Quinn? Is there a completed issue of Lobo by Frank Quitely that has never been published? And finally, did Frank Miller name James Gordon’s wife Barbara in honor of Miller writing Barbara “Batgirl” Gordon out of continuity as Gordon’s daughter?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #490

Welcome to the four hundred and ninetieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-nine. This week, how did a scene in a soap opera give us Harley Quinn? Did Captain America creator Joe Simon also play a role in the creation of Superman? And finally, what was NBC’s problem with Firestar’s ass?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #489

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-eight. This week, did the U.S. government pay Marvel to do an anti-marijuana Spider-Man story? Why didn’t we get Frank Miller and Roger Stern together on Doctor Strange? And did Mark Gruenwald really regret creating the Scourge of the Underworld?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #488

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-seven. This week, who came up with Batman’s origin? Bill Finger or Gardner Fox? Which artist’s retirement opened the door for Frank Miller’s legendary Daredevil run? Plus, did the French decide to make William Buckley the Kingpin of Crime?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #487

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-six. This week, was the Batman villain Anarky originally created to become the new Robin? Did Jack Kirby not know what color the Thing was going to be? And finally, did Iron Man really make an oddly sexual proposition to Captian America in a 1974 Cap issue?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #486

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-five. This week, oddly enough, is a Human Torch theme week. Did Marvel omit the Human Torch from Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends over fear of kids setting themselves on fire? Speaking of kids setting themselves on fire, was John Byrne’s classic Fantastic Four issue on that topic originally written WITHOUT the Beyonder in it? Finally, did Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) have a team-up with the Human Torch (the android version) during the 1960s?!? In Brazil?!!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #485

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-four. In honor of the release of Amazing Spider-Man 2 on DVD this week, it’s an all-Spider-Man edition of CBLR! Was the 1970s live action Spider-Man series canceled despite good ratings? Was Firestar originally going to be Mary Jane? And did Paul Jenkins re-write a Howard Mackie issue of Amazing Spider-Man that crossed over with Jenkins’ Peter Parker: Spider-Man?

This week also is unique for another reason. See if you notice why!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #484

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-three. It’s an all-Batman legends edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed this week! First off, was the first Batman comic book story seriously taken from a Shadow story? Did Bob Kane actually draw Batman’s confrontation with Joe Chill? And did the producers of Batman Forever fire Robin Williams from the film?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #483

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-two. This week, was there really a sexually suggestive Mickey Mouse milk ad from 1934? How did Casper the Friendly Ghost give us the Silver Age return of the Spectre? And what was Marv Wolfman’s “escape route” for keeping Barry Allen alive after Crisis on Infinite Earths?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #482

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-one. This week, why did Todd McFarlane leave Marvel Comics? What strange way was the Blondie comic strip launched? And did War Games really end with Leslie Thompkins letting Stephanie Brown die to prove a point to Batman?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #481

Welcome to the four hundred and eightieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and seventy-nine. This week is a special theme week tied in with our recently completed 75 Greatest Batman Stories of All-Time countdown. Was the Joker going to dress like Madonna in Arkham Asylum? Was KnightQuest shortened due to fan backlash? And did Harley Quinn really make her comic book debut in Mad Love?

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