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Christmas Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In honor of the holiday, I figured I'd share with you all some classic Christmas-related Comic Book Legends Revealed (plus a couple of comic/cartoon-related TV and Movie Legends).

First off, this week's Movie Legends Revealed is also a bit of a comic tie-in, as it asks the question: Did Flash Gordon really almost team-up with Ralphie in the film A Christmas Story?

1. Was one of Alan Moore's very first comic book works a Santa Claus story?

2. Did the state of Massachusetts ban an EC comic book for making fun of Santa Claus?

3. Was the first issue of Marvel Team-Up (the Christmas issue) intended to be the start of specifically a Spider-Man/Human Torch series?

4. Did Wolverine nearly stab Nightcrawler over a mistletoe mishap because Marvel editorial felt Wolverine wasn't crazy enough?

5. Did Jerry Ordway threaten to quit DC Comics over a Supergirl Christmas story?

6. Was Carl Barks censored by Disney in one of his classic Christmas comic book stories?

7. Did Marvel have a specific "no Christmas stories" rule during the Silver Age?

8. Did no one knowing whether Enemy Ace spoke English lead to John Byrne doing a silent Enemy Ace Christmas story?

9. Was the screenwriter of the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special forced to create new characters and plots because he couldn't find a copy of the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book to use as a basis for his script?

10. Was there originally a Coca-Cola ad in the middle of the anti-commercialism masterpiece, A Charlie Brown Christmas?

11.Did Montgomery Ward give the copyright to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to Rudolph's creator for free?

12. How did Charles Schulz owning a Ford indirectly lead to A Charlie Brown Christmas?

13. Was the original ending to the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special changed due to viewer complaints?

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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