Archive for February, 2014

Comic Book Legends Revealed #459

Welcome to the four hundred and fifty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Superman comics help Allied spies during World War II? How did the British version of G.I. Joe deal with their properties being merged in the 1980s? And did Marvel […]

Was Darth Vader Not Originally Luke Skywalker’s Father in Empire Strikes Back?

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: Darth Vader was not originally Luke Skywalker’s father in The Empire Strikes Back. Earlier this month, comedy […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #458

Welcome to the four hundred and fifty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn how the Supergirl movie gave us the Supergirl headband costume, without using it themselves! Did Return of the Jedi lead to Jack Kirby changing the ending of his Fourth […]

Was Monopoly Once Ruled a Generic Term and Thus Not Protected by Trademark?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Monopoly was once ruled a generic term and un-trademarkable. As noted in the last Board […]

Was Mel Blanc, the Voice of Bugs Bunny, Allergic to Carrots?

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: Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots. Mel Blanc was a famed voice […]

Was Monopoly Invented as a Tool to Teach People the Evils of Capitalism?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Monopoly was created by Charles Darrow. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: The predecessor to Monopoly was […]

Was the Score for the Amityville Horror Just the Rejected Score for the Exorcist?

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: Lalo Schifrin re-used his rejected score for The Exorcist for The Amityville Horror. Lalo Schifrin was the […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #457

Welcome to the four hundred and fifty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Northstar nearly get his own solo comic book by John Byrne over twenty years ago? Does Marvel own a trademark on the word “Marvel” in comic book titles? And […]

Was David Mamet’s First Screenwriting Work For Garage Girls, Who Stole My Wheels?…And It Was REJECTED?!

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: David Mamet’s first work writing for films was in Garage Girls, Who Stole My Wheels?…and it was […]

Did the Rolling Stones Almost Not Release “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” Because Keith Richards Thought It Sounded Like Another Song?

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. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The Rolling Stones almost did not release “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” because Keith Richards felt that […]