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Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #9!

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In the pages of Justice League Task Force, writer Christopher Priest introduced a new hero, an asian teenager who disguised herself as a male hero named Mystek. Awhile after joining the team, while on a mission in space, Mystek was tragically lost out of the spaceship and died.

That was the last that anyone spoke of Mystek.

Why such an ignominious fate?

Well, as it turns out, Priest had created Mystek, and was in the process of selling Mystek to DC as a creator-owned character to star in her own mini-series. He was told to put her in Justice League Task Force to get people interested in her.

Well, the deal fell through.

At that point, DC did not own the character, but they were (in a way) making money off the character.

You can understand how this would not be a good thing for Priest, so off she went.

It was too bad, too, because she was a good character.

Read here for Priest's take on it.

Well, that's it for me this week!

Feel free to tell me some urban legends you have heard, and I will try to confirm or deny them!

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