Archive for June, 2012

Comic Book Legends Revealed #373

Welcome to the three hundred and seventy-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Superman first fly by ACCIDENT? Also, how did Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes inadvertently inspire a classic Spider-Man story? Finally, which Titan was ORIGINALLY going to die […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #372

Welcome to the three hundred and seventy-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, speaking of Before Watchmen, check out the tale of Dave Gibbons’ days as a costumed superhero during the 1970s, well before Watchmen. Also, did William Marston have Wonder Woman begin […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #371

Welcome to the three hundred and seventy-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn whether Marvel actually had a ban on the words “hell” and “damn” in the early 1990s. Plus, did Ray Bradbury really write the classic EC Comic story “Judgment Day”? […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #370

Welcome to the three hundred and seventieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn whether Black Cat was nearly killed early on in her comic career…by J. Jonah Jameson!? Plus, a decade before he co-created Asterix, see Uderzo draw…Captain Marvel Jr.?! In Belgium?! […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #369

Welcome to the three hundred and sixty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. I believe this is almost exactly the seven-year anniversary of the column (June 3, 2005 to now, June 1, 2012). Nuts. Anyhow, this week is a theme week. Talking animal comics!! Discover […]