Archive for November, 2013

Comic Book Legends Revealed #447

Welcome to the four hundred and forty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Curt Swan really do an illustrated X-rated version of Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex? Did we nearly have Jeph Loeb/Jim Lee and Jeph Loeb/Art Adams on All-Star Batman […]

Was the Animated Series Wacky Races Originally Intended for a Live Action Game Show?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Wacky Races was originally going to be a game show. As mentioned in a previous installment of […]

Did Wallace Stephens Convert to Catholicism Before He Died?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to poetry and poets and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all poetry legends featured so far. POETRY URBAN LEGEND: Poet Wallace Stevens converted to Catholicism before he died. The idea of someone converting to another […]

How Did the Writing Staff of the Simpsons Get “Revenge” on Justin Timberlake?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: The staff of The Simpsons got a measure of revenge on Justin Timberlake after he took issue […]

Were Some of Shel Silverstein’s Poems for Children Originally Published in Playboy?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to poetry and poets and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all poetry legends featured so far. POETRY URBAN LEGEND: Some of Shel Silverstein’s poems for Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic […]

Was the Famed Poet Marianne Moore Hired to Name the Car That Would Ultimately be Known as the Edsel?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to poetry and poets and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all poetry legends featured so far. POETRY URBAN LEGEND: Marianne Moore was asked to come up with a name for the brand of car that […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #446

Welcome to the four hundred and forty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Mort Weisinger really use a Bizarro World comic to out John F. Kennedy’s affair with Marilyn Monroe? Was a major part of Wolverine’s history originally going to be revealed […]

How Did the Graduate Inadvertently Lead to Animal House Being Filmed at the University of Oregon?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: The University of Oregon agreed to let Animal House film at their college because their Dean of […]

Did Theodor Geisel Really Win Two Academy Awards for Documentaries?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Theodor Geisel won two Academy Awards for Documentaries. During World War II, a number of famous creative […]

Was the First Movie Vampire With Fangs Not Until the 1950s?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Did Dracula (and vampires in general) not have vampire fangs in films until a Turkish film in […]