Comics

Charles Schulz Resisted Adding a Black Character to Peanuts for Fear of Being Perceived as Patronizing. After Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death, He Changed His Mind and Created Franklin.

This would be on if there were a list of fictional beach meetings with significant cultural impacts. Charlie Brown and Franklin met on a beach in Charles M. Schulz’s famous Peanuts comic strip on July 31, 1968. But did you know that Charles Schulz initially did not want to include a black character in his …

Charles Schulz Resisted Adding a Black Character to Peanuts for Fear of Being Perceived as Patronizing. After Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death, He Changed His Mind and Created Franklin. Read More »

Bill Griffith’s Character, Zippy the Pinhead, was Inspired by William Henry Johnson. Johnson was Born with an Unusual Tapering Cranium and Worked for PT Barnum as Zip the Pinhead.

Bill Griffith is the creator of the iconic ‘Zippy the Pinhead’ and an American underground comix movement member. Born William Henry Jackson Griffith, he attempted to become the “next big thing” in New York’s art world, but in 1967 he realized the “art thing” wasn’t going to work out. So, in 1969, he began drawing …

Bill Griffith’s Character, Zippy the Pinhead, was Inspired by William Henry Johnson. Johnson was Born with an Unusual Tapering Cranium and Worked for PT Barnum as Zip the Pinhead. Read More »

In the 1900s, Marvel Released Their Financial Reports in Comic Book Form. The Comics Featured Characters Like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk Discussing Revenue Sources and Business Plans.

Marvel Comics is the primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Incorporate, part of Marvel Entertainment. The Walt Disney Company purchased the parent company in 2009 and has been making films up until today. But did you know Marvel Comics made a comic book about finances? Marvel published their financial reports in comic book form in the …

In the 1900s, Marvel Released Their Financial Reports in Comic Book Form. The Comics Featured Characters Like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk Discussing Revenue Sources and Business Plans. Read More »

Batman and the riddler

Adam West and Frank Gorshin were Kicked Out of an Orgy Because they Insisted on Staying in Character as Batman and The Riddler.

Adam West, the legendary actor, died at the age of 88. West is best known for his straight-faced and hilariously silly role in the original Batman from the 1960s. Adam West, who played the original Batman on television, and Frank Gorshin, who played The Riddler, were once kicked out of an orgy together. But why …

Adam West and Frank Gorshin were Kicked Out of an Orgy Because they Insisted on Staying in Character as Batman and The Riddler. Read More »

Robin Williams Alladin

After Robin Williams Passed, Disney Wanted to Make a New Aladdin Movie Featuring His Unused Recordings from the Previous Films. However, This was Forbidding by a Special Clause in Williams’ Will.

Robin Williams, the beloved actor, brought to life every character he played in his film career and portrayed several real-life figures. But his performance as Genie in Disney’s Aladdin was one of his most memorable. But did you know that Disney was not allowed to use previous recordings made by Williams for the role of …

After Robin Williams Passed, Disney Wanted to Make a New Aladdin Movie Featuring His Unused Recordings from the Previous Films. However, This was Forbidding by a Special Clause in Williams’ Will. Read More »

Wolverine

Wolverine was Created because Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, Roy Thomas, Wanted a Canadian Hero to Boost Sales North of the Border.

Wolverine is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, especially in association with the X-Men. He is a mutant with animal-like senses, heightened physical powers, a tremendous regenerative ability known as a healing factor, and three retractable claws in each hand. Wolverine has been portrayed as a member of …

Wolverine was Created because Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, Roy Thomas, Wanted a Canadian Hero to Boost Sales North of the Border. Read More »

Al Jaffee

Al Jaffee of Mad Magazine has the Longest Career as a Comic Artist at the age of 101. He Worked from 1942 to 2020.

Mad Magazine was one of the twentieth century’s most influential satires. It’s difficult to imagine The Simpsons or Saturday Night Live without Mad’s earlier irreverence. But did you know who has the longest career as a comic artist?  Al Jaffee, a Mad magazine cartoonist, has the longest-ever career as a comic artist, working from 1942 …

Al Jaffee of Mad Magazine has the Longest Career as a Comic Artist at the age of 101. He Worked from 1942 to 2020. Read More »

Transformers

In 1983, Hasbro Executives Visited the Tokyo Toy Show to Look for New Concepts They Could Release in the US. After Seeing Transforming Robot Toys, They Teamed Up with Marvel Comics to Create the Comic Book and Animated Series “Transformers”

Transformers was a Hasbro toy line and cartoon series that debuted in 1984 and quickly became one of the best-selling toys. Transformers inspired an animated film in 1986, numerous future toy lines, and a series of live-action films. But did you know how Hasbro came up with Transformers Toys?  Hasbro executives went to the Tokyo …

In 1983, Hasbro Executives Visited the Tokyo Toy Show to Look for New Concepts They Could Release in the US. After Seeing Transforming Robot Toys, They Teamed Up with Marvel Comics to Create the Comic Book and Animated Series “Transformers” Read More »

Grawlixes

Grawlixes are Symbols Used in Comics as a Substitute for Profanity or Other Vulgar Language. The Term was Coined by the Creator of Beetle, Mort Walker.

Addison Morton Walker was an American comic strip writer best known for his newspaper comic strip Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois. He was quite popular for his craft but did you know he also coined the term Gawlixes? Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey, coined the term “grawlixes” to describe the symbols used …

Grawlixes are Symbols Used in Comics as a Substitute for Profanity or Other Vulgar Language. The Term was Coined by the Creator of Beetle, Mort Walker. Read More »

TMNT

Peter Laird, the Creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hated the Venus de Milo That She is Not Allowed to be Mentioned or Joked About Around Him

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) is an American media franchise that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird conceptualized. The story follows four anthropomorphic turtle brothers that were trained in ninjutsu to defeat the evil in New York City. But did you know Laird was not particularly fond of an additional character that was added in …

Peter Laird, the Creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hated the Venus de Milo That She is Not Allowed to be Mentioned or Joked About Around Him Read More »