Archive for November, 2015

Comic Book Legends Revealed #551

Welcome to the five hundred and fifty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Marvel nearly have Northstar die of AIDs in the 1980s? What odd reason was there for Hobgoblin debuting BEFORE the Green Goblin on the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon series? And […]

Does Marvel Not Own the Rights to Make an Incredible Hulk Film?

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: Marvel does not own the rights to make an “Incredible Hulk” film. During Marvel’s announcements last year […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #550

Welcome to the five hundred and fiftieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did we almost see the Summers School of Mutants? Did Charles Schulz send secret messages to his mistress in Peanuts comic strips? And did the famous Spirit femme fatale Sand […]

Was South Park Not Allowed to Kill Off Sally Struthers?

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: “South Park” wasn’t allowed to kill off Sally Struthers in an early episode of the series. While […]

Did the Bear From the Will Ferrell Comedy Semi-Pro Kill Its Trainer?

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:Just months after being filmed for a scene in the Will Ferrell comedy, Semi-Pro, a bear killed its […]

How Did the Tonight Show Save Twister From Oblivion?

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: Twister avoided going under by getting the game to appear on The Tonight Show. Something […]

How Did a Character’s NAME on ER Save the Character’s Life?

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: A character on ER was saved from death because of the name of the character. In Season […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #549

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was Nightcrawler nearly Jewish? Was Nightcrawler nearly an Avenger? Finally, was Nightcrawler nearly Sabretooth’s son? Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able […]

Is the Peter Gabriel Song “Sledgehammer” About Sex?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel was about sex. “Sledgehammer” became Peter Gabriel’s first (and only) #1 hit song […]

Was Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Re-Tooled Because Belle Wasn’t Enough of a Feminist?

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: An earlier version of “Beauty and the Beast” was scrapped due to Belle not being enough of […]