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Comic Book Legends Revealed #561

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, was Luke Cage as the last man on Earth originally going to be the star of Marvel Zombies? Who was “Barry Allen” going to be revealed as during the original version of “The Return of Barry Allen”? Finally, is the Justice League cartoon adaptation of “For the Man Who Had Everything” really the only adaptation of his work that Alan Moore liked?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #560

Welcome to the five hundred and sixtieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, did Wolverine originally defeat Spider-Man in the Spider-Man vs. Wolverine series, before the story was edited by Marvel’s higher-ups? Did some of Joe Madureira’s last issue of Uncanny X-Men have to be re-drawn because the original pages were lost by FedEx? Finally, find out which Alpha Flight members almost lost their lives to a super-serial killer!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #559

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, who was the mysterious X-Man known as Joseph supposed to be originally – Magneto, a clone of Magneto, Proteus or something else entirely? How did The Walking Dead start with a whopper of a lie? And more fun with cartoons and Nazis!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #558

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, was Marvel’s classic 1980s Squadron Supreme series a mini-series because DC threatened to sue if it became an ongoing? Did Stan Lee really have Dan Adkins swipe Steve Ditko panels for Adkins’ Doctor Strange run? And did Harlan Ellison and John Romita Jr. nearly do a Doctor Strange series together?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #557

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, learn why an episode of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends only aired once! Did Jim Starlin nearly kill off Shang-Chi? And finally, did Mark Waid originally intend to use Impulse at another comic book company before bringing him over to the pages of the Flash?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #556

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, was Marvel not allowed to refer to Red Skull as a Nazi in the early 1990s? Was Grant Morrison forced to change the ending of Final Crisis to give it a happy ending? Why did Clark Kent go from working for the Daily Star to the Daily Planet?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #555

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, was Cable originally intended to be a member of Alpha Flight? Did DC Comics sue a newspaper named the Daily Planet? Did Marvel create an issue of Star Wars out of Al Williamson comic strips?

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Star Wars Legends Revealed

In honor of the new hit Star Wars film, we’ve decided to feature a collection of our past Comic Book Legends Revealed installments that involve Star Wars

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #554

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, in honor of The Force Awakens, it is an all-Star Wars edition! Did a Marvel Comics letterer design the famous Star Wars logo for twenty-five bucks? Did the New Universe kill Star Wars? And why, exactly, did Marvel’s Jabba the Hutt look the way he did?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #553

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, has Marvel banned the controversial “Ms. Marvel gives birth to her own rapist” Avengers #200 from ever being reprinted? Did Andy Warhol seriously direct a Batman movie? And what is the surprising reason behind Moon Knight’s Jewish heritage?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #552

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, did Marvel and DC almost make a trade of Storm for Wonder Woman? Why did DC not want people to learn the “Secret Origin” of the Legion of Superheroes’ Clubhouse? What odd comic experiment led to the creation of the hit British comic book character, Nemesis the Warlock? BONUS: Did DC almost make a comic book based on The Wiz?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #551

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, did Marvel nearly have Northstar die of AIDs in the 1980s? What odd reason was there for Hobgoblin debuting BEFORE the Green Goblin on the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon series? And was Archie’s pal, Jughead, meant to be Native American originally?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #550

Welcome to the five hundred and fiftieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, did we almost see the Summers School of Mutants? Did Charles Schulz send secret messages to his mistress in Peanuts comic strips? And did the famous Spirit femme fatale Sand Seref almost debut in another comic strip entirely?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #549

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, was Nightcrawler nearly Jewish? Was Nightcrawler nearly an Avenger? Finally, was Nightcrawler nearly Sabretooth’s son?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #548

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, did we nearly get a Chris Claremont/Scott Lobdell split of the X-Men books during the 1990s? Was Elektra inspired by a Bond Girl? And did an action figure spoil the ending of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm before the film was released?

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