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Comic Book Legends Revealed #424

Welcome to the four hundred and twenty-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 twenty-three. This week, seriously, was Superman giving away radioactive secrets during World War II? Did Bob Kane actually swipe Todd McFarlane?! And did a cartoonist really coin the phrase “What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar”?

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Superman Legends Revealed!

In honor of Superman’s new movie opening this weekend, we decided to spotlight past editions of Comic Book Legends Revealed that has featured Superman over the years!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #423

Welcome to the four hundred and twenty-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 twenty-two. This week, in honor of the Man of Steel opening today, it’s an All-Superman edition of CBLR (also, amusingly enough, this is CBLR #423, the same number as the last issue of the original Superman ongoing series)! Learn the odd origin of Superman’s S! Find out whether Jerry Siegel REALLY reviewed Philip Wylie’s novel, Gladiator! And finally, discover a odd series of edits involving Superman’s super-imagination!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #422

Welcome to the four hundred and twenty-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 twenty-one. This week, did Marvel really back out on making Ultimate Captain America black because of the response to their mini-series Truth: Red, White and Black? Plus, two legends involving Conan the Barbarian during the 1970s. First, did Marvel really cancel Conan after just seven issues? And finally, how did Roy Thomas get “revenge” on Neal Adams drawing a monster in an issue of Conan with a mouth that, well, evoked the genitalia of a woman?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #421

Welcome to the four hundred and twenty-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 twenty. This week, did DC print a comic book story mocking Bill Finger a couple of years after his death? Did the Batman villain Firefly gain fire-based powers as a mistake? Finally, did Paramount approve the usage of Star Trek: The Animated Series characters for a new Star Trek series and then abruptly revoke approval…AFTER the characters had already been drawn into the book?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #420

Welcome to the four hundred and twentieth 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 nineteen. This week, was the film Armageddon based on a G.I. Joe comic? How did Neal Adams defend Batman’s honor in a drawing? And finally, it wouldn’t be a proper 420 column if I didn’t include something related to marijuana, so did Stan Lee really mean for Mary Jane Watson’s name to be connected with a slang term for marijuana?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #419

Welcome to the four hundred and nineteenth 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 eighteen. This week, did Marvel nearly put out a Spider-Man graphic novel in the 1980s where he romances a married mob wife? Plus, did Brian K. Vaughan offer a challenge involving a racy joke in a Batman comic? Finally, be sure to check out old Steve Ditko Spider-Man characters updated for the 1980s!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #418

Welcome to the four hundred and eighteenth 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 seventeen. This week, did Marvel get Samuel L. Jackson to be Nick Fury BEFORE they used him as the basis for Ultimate Nick Fury? Plus, how did a typo (that was later edited out) give a clue to a future Spider-Man storyline? And speaking of Spider-Man and edits, how did Marvel “fix” a classic Spider-Man story in a reprint?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #417

Welcome to the four hundred and seventeenth 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 sixteen. This week, was there really a Batman/Pokemon crossover? Did Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz have Dan Quayle as the villain of Eletkra: Assassin? And what’s the deal with DC and fixing errors in their reprints of old Superman stories?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #416

Welcome to the four 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 previous four hundred and fifteen. This week, what Marvel “Create a villain” contest winner nearly saw his character become a founding member of the All-New, All-Different X-Men and instead went TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS before he saw his character finally appear in a Marvel comic? Plus, discover if the cast of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was based on the cast of Archie! Finally, marvel at another classic Superman story with a major plot hole resolved in a 1970s reprint!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #415

Welcome to the four 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 previous four hundred and fourteen. This week, in honor of Superman’s 75th Anniversary, it is an All-Superman edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed! First, learn of the comic book DC created for a rich man for his son’s Bar Mitzvah! Discover whether Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons were the first people to have Superman use his heat vision offensively! Finally, discover the odd plot hole in a classic Superman comic that DC actually FIXED in a reprint!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #414

Welcome to the four 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 previous four hundred and thirteen. This week, learn whether Kryptonite was really added to the Superman radio show to give the actor who played Superman a vacation! Discover who was originally going to play the role in New X-Men that Grant Morrison ultimately gave to the Beast! And finally, find out Adam Strange’s strange origin!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #413

Welcome to the four 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 previous four hundred and twelve. This week, learn the truth behind the backwards issue of Amazing Spider-Man! Discover how Chris Claremont wrote a year’s worth of stories with an X-Men member that he ended up having to stop using after just three issues! Finally, marvel at the strange origins of the Starjammer named Hepzibah!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #412

Welcome to the four 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 previous four hundred and eleven. This week, learn of the aborted X-Men wedding that almost took place outside of the pages of X-Men! Discover whether the Falcon was ever actually a pimp (and what was Steve Englehart’s original plan for the Falcon?)! Finally, was a worker seriously fired for posting a Dilbert comic strip at work?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #411

Welcome to the four 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 previous four hundred and ten. This week, what future member of the X-Men was created due to a mix-up between two X-Men writers who both had plans for the same character? Was Victor Fox really DC’s accountant when he decided to start his own company? And what’s he deal with hairless Wolverine?

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