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Comic Book Legends Revealed #554

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #554

COMIC LEGEND: Howard Chaykin designed Jabba the Hutt on his own because Lucasfilm never gave him a photo reference to work with.

STATUS: Technically False

I had a different legend ready to go here, but enough people wanted to discuss this one yesterday that I figure I’ll just feature it now.

Anyhow, yesterday I wrote about how Howard Chaykin wasn’t given a design for Jabba the Hutt (in a scene that George Lucas ended up cutting from the first Star Wars film) so he made his own design…

However, commenter HashMaster9000 (and others) actually informed me that Chaykin did NOT come up with the design on his own. Instead, with the deadline fast approaching, he just picked a photo of various characters considered for the Cantina scene in Star Wars and picked one of the designs. Here is that photo…

So there ya go!

Thanks to HashMaster9000 and all the other good folks who wrote in to explain that part of the story to me! Next week, you’ll see the legend that was originally going to run here (as suggested years ago by Matt Bird).

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 cronb01@aol.com. And my Twitter feed is http://twitter.com/brian_cronin, so you can ask me legends there, as well!

Here’s my newest book, Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? The cover is by Kevin Hopgood (the fellow who designed War Machine’s armor).

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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!).

The cover is by artist Mickey Duzyj. He did a great job on it…(click to enlarge)…

If you’d like to order it, you can use the following code if you’d like to send me a bit of a referral fee…

Was Superman a Spy?: And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed

See you all next week!

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