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Comic Book Legends Revealed #436

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #436

COMIC LEGEND: Charlie Brown’s first home run came about in the reverse order than you’d expect.


A few months back, I wrote about the legend that Charlie Brown’s team never won a baseball game (they did).

However, what’s even more interesting than Charlie Brown hit a game-winning home run in 1993 is HOW the home run came about. Readers Ted Craig and Jim both wrote in to mention it and it is pretty cool.

The creator of Peanuts, the legendary Charles Schulz, just started drawing a panel of Charlie Brown doing a somersault…

And he thought to himself, “What would make Charlie Brown so happy?”

And then he came up with the idea of Charlie Brown hitting a game-winning home run…

Isn’t that neat? And isn’t it interesting that we know this because Schulz was interviewed about the home run by the New York Times in 1993? Yes, Charlie Brown hitting a home run was big enough news that within days of him hitting it the Times had a piece about the event! You know your characters have made an impact when something like THAT happens!

Thanks to Jim and Ted for the sugestion and thanks to Schulz and James Barron for the info!

Check out the latest edition of my weekly Movie/TV Legends Revealed Column at Spinoff Online: Was an Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Never Filmed Because it Featured Gay Crew Members?

Okay, that’s it for this week!

Thanks to the Grand Comics Database for this week’s covers! And thanks to Brandon Hanvey for the Comic Book Legends Revealed logo!

Feel free (heck, I implore you!) to write in with your suggestions for future installments! My e-mail address is And my Twitter feed is, so you can ask me legends there, as well!

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Here’s my book of Comic Book Legends (130 legends – half of them are re-worked classic legends I’ve featured on the blog and half of them are legends never published on the blog!).

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See you all next week!

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