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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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Comic Book Legends Revealed #503

Welcome to the five hundred and 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 five hundred and two. This week, did the theme song to Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends have lyrics? Who really designed War Machine’s armor? And in what strange way did Robert Kirkman kill off a major Walking Dead character in the lead up to Walking Dead #100?

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Christmas Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In honor of the holiday, I figured I’d share with you all some classic Christmas-related Comic Book Legends Revealed (plus a couple of comic/cartoon-related TV and Movie Legends).

First off, this week’s Movie Legends Revealed is also a bit of a comic tie-in, as it asks the question: Did Flash Gordon really almost team-up with Ralphie in the film A Christmas Story?

Was one of Alan Moore’s very first comic book works a Santa Claus story?

Did the state of Massachusetts ban an EC comic book for making fun of Santa Claus?

Was the first issue of Marvel Team-Up (the Christmas issue) intended to be the start of specifically a Spider-Man/Human Torch series?

Did Wolverine nearly stab Nightcrawler over a mistletoe mishap because Marvel editorial felt Wolverine wasn’t crazy enough?

Did Jerry Ordway threaten to quit DC Comics over a Supergirl Christmas story?

Was Carl Barks censored by Disney in one of his classic Christmas comic book stories?

Did Marvel have a specific “no Christmas stories” rule during the Silver Age?

Did no one knowing whether Enemy Ace spoke English lead to John Byrne doing a silent Enemy Ace Christmas story?

Was the screenwriter of the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special forced to create new characters and plots because he couldn’t find a copy of the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book to use as a basis for his script?

Was there originally a Coca-Cola ad in the middle of the anti-commercialism masterpiece, A Charlie Brown Christmas?

Did Montgomery Ward give the copyright to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” to Rudolph’s creator for free?

How did Charles Schulz owning a Ford indirectly lead to A Charlie Brown Christmas?

Was the original ending to the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special changed due to viewer complaints?

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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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