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Comic Book Urban Legends. Would you believe ... that a Marvel Comics editor became a Pet Shop Boy? that Wonder Woman's creator invented the real-life lie detector? that the first-ever Marvel / DC Comics crossover was The Wizard Of Oz? that the King of Rock & Roll found hairstyle inspiration in Captain Marvel, Jr? Three of these are true, one is false, but all of the behind-the-scenes tales compiled by Comics Should Be Good could prove blissfully detrimental to your afternoon productivity.
posted by grabbingsand (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Good call, I was gonna post this too. :D
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:15 AM on September 20, 2006


This post isn't just good, it's nerd good.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:17 AM on September 20, 2006


Weird, did they just raise the profile of that site or something? Because I just stumbled across it for the first time like two weeks ago, and was blown away by it. Couldn't believe I hadn't seen it before, but they claim to have been around forever.

Good stuff.
posted by COBRA! at 11:20 AM on September 20, 2006


I am in nerdvana. Thank you!
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:24 AM on September 20, 2006


Comics Should Be Good (the blog) moved from Blogger hosting to the Comic Book Resources domain back in May.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:31 AM on September 20, 2006


COBRA!, CSBG started out as a a blogspot-hosted comic blog and was only recently officially incorporated into the CBR website.

Personally, I think it's one of the top five comic blogs going (Check out this article on Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol by the always interesting Greg Burgas for more comic-y goodness.)
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:32 AM on September 20, 2006


'Cause I don't feel like a big enough dork already, now I'm relegated to spending hours of my day off scanning through the plentiful urban legends of comic book history, most of which I had never even heard of, but now have well-informed opinions on.

Thanks, grabbingsand & Metafilter!
posted by redsparkler at 12:03 PM on September 20, 2006


Wow, Captain Britain's weapon (from the Pet Shop Boys link) seems to be A Patriotic Pool Cue.
posted by boo_radley at 1:15 PM on September 20, 2006


What a time hole. Thanks for posting this.

Especially thanks, because one of the entries linked to this Berni Wrightson interview. I used to be a huge Wrightson fan, and scarfed up everything he did up until the mid-80s. I read lots of interviews with him, but there were quite a few things in that interview I hadn't heard about before.

That post really was nerdvana.
posted by marxchivist at 1:43 PM on September 20, 2006


Thank you; you helped me get through the first two hours of work without feeling a thing. =)
posted by Bageena at 2:04 PM on September 20, 2006


Honest to Flicka, all of these articles need to be compiled and published in book form!

I will point this stuff out to the bartender at my local comics shop (LCS). He is a professional font of this kind of arcana but I'm not sure if he's full-up on all of this stuff.

This stuff is far more interesting than the 'Official' Guides to the Marvel and DC Universe.
posted by vhsiv at 2:30 PM on September 20, 2006


Great post, thanks!
posted by interrobang at 5:37 PM on September 20, 2006


Ye Gods, what an amazing post!
Thank you!
posted by squidfartz at 11:23 PM on September 20, 2006


Very nifty and cool gossip.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:25 PM on September 21, 2006


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