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Comic Book Legends Revealed #516

Welcome to the five hundred and sixteenth 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, what was the offensive first attempt by Dennis the Menace to add an African-American cast member? Plus, will George Perez never draw Vibe? Finally, what notable response did the artist on Grant Morrison’s last issue of Animal Man to Morison’s script?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #515

Welcome to the five hundred and fifteenth 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 the Lois and Clark TV show force DC’s hands on the Super-marriage? Plus, how did a haircut get an inker a “Super” gig? And why was Iron Man different in the Brazilian version of the Daredevil classic, Born Again?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #514

Welcome to the five hundred and fourteenth 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, what is the secret origin of the Super-mullet? Plus, what was the REAL “original” Batmobile? Finally, see what Justice League scene needed to be re-dialogue and re-drawn after it was finished because a dead character was no longer dead!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #513

Welcome to the five hundred and thirteenth 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 or what is Batman Junior? Has Alex Ross really never drawn Kyle Rayner? Finally, how did Secret Wars lead to the Punisher finally getting his own series?

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The Greatest Stories Never Told: A Comic Book Legends Collection

Very often during Comic Book Legends Revealed, I touch upon comic book stories that, for one reason or another, never got made. The greatest stories never told. Reader Freedy asked if I could collect them all together. This is that collection.

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #512

Welcome to the five hundred and twelfth 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 a letter from a reader convince Charles Schulz to introduce an African-American character into Peanuts? Was Spider-Man Unlimted originally intended to be a continuation of the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon series? Finally, were the Team Titans originally intended to become a NEW Teen Titans?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #511

Welcome to the five hundred and eleventh 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). For the first three weeks of February, in the lead-up to this week’s Oscars, I’ll feature at least one comic legend involving an Oscar-nominated film (as per the request of long-time reader Arthur K.). This week, was the Avengers originally rated R by the MPAA? Did an Avengers crossover involving Kang get squelched due to a scheduling issue? And what unique way did Neil Gaiman write around Bill Sienkiewicz’s pages in The Sandman: Endless Nights?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #510

Welcome to the five hundred and tenth 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). For the first three weeks of February, in the lead-up to the Oscars, I’ll feature at least one comic legend involving an Oscar-nominated film (as per the request of long-time reader Arthur K.). This week, did Superman very nearly have a musical sequence in it? Did Peter David pass out copies of the ending of Alpha Flight #12 at a convention? And did Mark Waid have a solution planned for Bucky’s secret identity before he left Captain America?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed Addendum: Paul Smith’s Rejected Wonder Woman Design

In this week’s Comic Book Legends Revealed, I featured a story about how Paul Smith’s original designs for a Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman “Year One” type project (to be written by Jeph Loeb) were rejected, in part because of the pants that he had Wonder Woman wearing. On Sunday, Paul did a piece on his blog featuring his designs for the story. He noted that I had neglected to show any examples of what he would have had Wonder Woman wearing. I was confused, as I didn’t recall him sending me any examples. I’m no dummy, if Paul Smith sends me artwork, I’m sure as heck going to show that artwork as Paul Smith’s artwork is amazing. However, as it turned out, I WAS a dummy! I had missed the image attachment in Paul’s e-mail. So here, without any further ado, are Paul Smith’s rejected designs for Wonder Woman from the late 1990s project “Love and War”…
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #509

Welcome to the five hundred and 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). For the next three weeks, in the lead-up to the Oscars, I’ll feature at least one comic legend involving an Oscar-nominated film (as per the request of long-time reader Arthur K.). This week, which famous comic book artist designed Indiana Jones? How did Wonder Woman’s PANTS get in the way of a comic book project? And did the Punisher seriously kill jaywalkers at one point?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #508

Welcome to the five hundred and 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 Benny Hill help create She-Hulk? Did John Byrne change a key part of the Dark Phoenix Saga? And was Doctor Voodoo supposed to be in Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers from the start?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #507

Welcome to the five hundred and 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, in a Carmine Infantino-themed week, did Batman nearly start wielding guns during the 1960s? Was the Elongated Man created because Julie Schwartz didn’t know that DC owned Plastic Man? Did Carmine Infantino come up with the idea for Barry Allen teaming up with the Golden Age Flash?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #506

Welcome to the five hundred and 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, did Marvel kill off a character earlier this week because they didn’t have the movie rights to the character? Was Wolverine re-drawn as STORM in an issue of X-Men? And did Invisible Woman nearly have her own series thirty years ago?

NOTE: THIS WEEK’S COLUMN INVOLVES SPOILERS FOR A CHARACTER’S DEATH THIS WEEK. BE FOREWARNED! You can just skip to page 2 to avoid the spoilers!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #505

Welcome to the five hundred and 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, it’s an all Spider-Man edition! Does Marvel allow the University of Richmond to use “Spidey” as its mascot? Did the famous jazz musician Charles Mingus play on the theme song to the 1960s Spider-Man animated series? What major aspect of Spider-Man’s history didn’t actually show up until over a year into Spidey’s existence?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #504

Welcome to the five hundred and 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. It’s actually kind of weird. I’ll work on it!). This week is a speciall All-Superman edition! Did Superman really cause a disagreement between Albert Einstein and Isaac Asimov? Did the introduction of the Supermobile in Action Comics inspire the toy or was it the other way around? And did DC seriously fabricate a bunch of “famous” Lois Lane stories?

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