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How David Tennant Got His Name From a Marvel Editor...Sort Of

Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me.

My pal Jeff Ryan, who recently wrote a really cool book about the history of Disney called A Mouse Divided, wrote me about this one a while back and he thought it might make for an interesting Comic Book Legends Revealed.

I think it's a funny story, but I didn't think it was quite enough to be a "legend," but it just occurred to me that that doesn't mean that I can't write about it period, as it IS a funny connection, in a roundabout way.

Back in 2015, when he was gearing up for his amazing performance in Jessica Jones as Killgrave (the Purple Man), David Tennant visited Marvel's offices in New York City.

Here are some photos that Marvel shared from the visit, including Tennant posing in front of Jessica Jones on a mural on a wall...

It is interesting to see Tennant sitting at the desk of a Marvel Comics editor because Tennant's famous stage name actually came about due to a connection to a Marvel Comics editor! Well...in a roundabout way that really is more a case of the sort of thing that amuses people like me and Jeff Ryan, but still!

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