Archive for March, 2016

Was Superman Nearly in the Green Lantern 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: Superman and/or Clark Kent were originally going to appear in the Green Lantern film. Long before there […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #568

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, in honor of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, here are three legends involving Batman and Superman films! Did Happy Meals really lead to Tim Burton not returning for a […]

Did a Survivor of the Bombing of Hiroshima Meet One of the Men Who Dropped the Bomb on a Reality TV 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: An episode of “This Is Your Life” introduced a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima to the […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #567

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, in honor of the Punisher’s TV debut on Netflix’s Daredevil series, I thought we’d take a look at both the origin of the Punisher and one of his oddest moments […]

How Close Did “One Shining Moment” Come to Becoming a Football Song?

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: “One Shining Moment” was nearly played as part of the Super Bowl before becoming a NCAA basketball […]

Did Playboy Cancel a Nude Spread for Phyllis Diller Because it Was “Too Sexy”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: Playboy canceled a nude spread for Phyllis Diller because it was “too sexy” One of the […]

Did Sergeant York Have a Condition That He Would Only Approve a Film About His Life if Gary Cooper Played Him?

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: Sergeant Alvin York had as a condition that he would authorize a film based on his life […]

Was TaleSpin Sued Over the Voice of King Louie?

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: TaleSpin was sued over the voice of King Louie. In 1967, Disney released an animated film adaptation […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #566

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was there really a mysterious EIGHTH founder of Image Comics? Was Brian Wood’s acclaimed Demo series originally going to be an X-Men comic? And was Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow’s shared […]

Was There a “Nude” Cheat Code in the Original Tomb Raider Video Game?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to video games and whether they are true or false. VIDEO GAME URBAN LEGEND: There was a “nude” cheat code in the original Tomb Raider video game. One of the most famous video game characters of all time is Lara Croft, the […]