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Comic Book Legends Revealed #502

Welcome to the five hundred and 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 five hundred and one (by the way, no one got the joke about last week’s title!). This week is an all-Christmas legends edition! Did Marvel Comics have a ban on Christmas stories during the Silver Age? How did confusion at DC editorial lead to a classic silent Christmas story by John Byrne? And how did MARVEL editorial lead to a crazed Wolverine reaction to a mistletoe kiss between Nightcrawler and Wolverine’s girlfriend?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #501

Welcome to the five hundred and 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 five hundred. This week, how did Spider-Man’s mask lead to the creation of Deadpool? Was Deadpool originally going to be Weapon NINE? And did Rob Liefeld try to get John Byrne to draw Supreme?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #500 (Part 3)

Welcome to the five hundredth 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-nine. This week, in honor of the five hundredth edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed, you’ll get a TRIPLE-sized column this week, in three parts (today, tomorrow and Sunday). The special theme this week is comic book anniversaries, as each part will spotlight a different superhero celebrating an anniversary this year. Friday was Wolverine, yesterday was Daredevil and today is Batman. Today, did we almost have a homeless Bruce Wayne in a Batman movie? What company sued Warner Bros. over Dark Knight Rises and what was their surprising reason for suing? Finally, what famous comic book writer was the model for Batman in Arkham Asylum?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #500 (Part 2)

Welcome to the five hundredth 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-nine. This week, in honor of the five hundredth edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed, you’ll get a TRIPLE-sized column this week, in three parts (today, tomorrow and Sunday). The special theme this week is comic book anniversaries, as each part will spotlight a different superhero celebrating an anniversary this year. Yesterday was Wolverine, today is Daredevil and tomorrow is Batman. Today, learn how censors squelched Frank Miller’s original first issue on Daredevil! Plus, did Jack Kirby really secretly draw the first issue of Daredevil? Finally, was an issue of Born Again released without the Comics Code?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #500 (Part 1)

Welcome to the five hundredth 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-nine. This week, in honor of the five hundredth edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed, you’ll get a TRIPLE-sized column this week, in three parts (today, tomorrow and Sunday). The special theme this week is comic book anniversaries, as each part will spotlight a different superhero celebrating an anniversary this year. Today is Wolverine, tomorrow is Daredevil and Sunday is Batman. Today, a pair of legends involving Wolverien’s bizarre Australian accent in the Pryde of the X-Men and the story of why, exactly, Wolverine turned out not to be a mutated wolverine!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #499

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-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 ninety-eighth. This week, did a letterer on Amazing Spider-Man hide an insult of McFarlane on a page? Was She-Hulk going to be GOLD on TV? And was the classic comic character Mafalda created as part of an ad campaign?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #498

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-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 ninety-seven. As I mentioned last week, I’m in Paris this week doing a Comic Book Legends Revealed exhibit at the Paris Comics Expo, so I thought it’d be fun to tie in this week’s legends with the Paris Comics Expo. Therefore, each legend this week will be tied in to an artist appearing at the show! How did the size of Batman’s gun lead to Alan Davis quitting Detective Comics? Did Elliot S! Maggin get fired from DC over Superman’s appearance in Loeb and Sale’s Challengers of the Unknown series? And how do we owe MySpace for seeing Adi Granov’s artist vision on the Iron Man films?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed Heads to Paris!

Next week, I’ll be doing a Comic Book Legends Revealed exhibit at the Paris Comics Expo! Including a brand-new legend that I won’t feature on the site until next year!

If you happen to be in Paris next weekend, be sure to check it out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed #497

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-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 ninety-six. This week, did a personal tragedy lead to the death of the Hulk’s wife? Discover the secret Teen Titans crossover! Finally, did Marvel almost spoil the classic Thunderbolts reveal before the first issue even came out?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #496

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-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 ninety-five. This week, what role did George R.R. Martin play in the creation of Sandman at DC Comics? What Marvel artist was also an actor in a Tony Award-winning musical? And did Jim McCann really come up with the idea of bringing Mockingbird back in Secret Invasion?

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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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