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Brian Wood's "X-Men" Gives Promise to Female Leads Everywhere

In her latest segment of SHE HAS NO HEAD, Kelly Thompson explores the announcement of Brian Wood & Olivier Coipel's new "X-Men" title, comparing how far mainstream comics have come in handling female-driven superhero comics.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Fellini's

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Fellini's "Flash Gordon," Allred's "X-Force"

Did famed filmmaker Federico Fellini really write an Italian bootleg Flash Gordon comic in the late '30s? Did Charlton Comics get its start in a PRISON? And where's Mike Allred's "X-Force" character The Horn?

That Time the Metal Men Responded to Reader Complaints

That Time the Metal Men Responded to Reader Complaints

CSBG examines the bizarre Silver Age story where the Metal Men sought out new foes in response to actual letters from readers complaining that their enemies were getting too repetitive.

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Leinil Francis Yu & Hidden Howard the Ducks

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Leinil Francis Yu & Hidden Howard the Ducks

In CSBG's latest Easter egg spotlight, check out superstar artist Leinil Francis Yu's devotion to getting Howard the Duck some attention, even if it is just from Yu sneaking him into the backgrounds of comics.

"Even X-Men Can't Survive Cremation, Right?" & More Abandoned Stories

CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories & ideas that were explained away by later writers, including this week's edition, the revelation that although he died and was cremated, Colossus is still among the living.

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Lois Lane, Shade the Changing Man

Comics Book Legends Revealed - Lois Lane, Shade the Changing Man

This week, was Lois Lane based on Jerry Siegel's wife? Plus, who was the original killer in "Countdown to Infinite Crisis" and did Peter Milligan plan to end "Shade, the Changing Man" earlier than DC wanted?

The Line It Is Drawn: Memorable Moments in Marvel History

The Line It Is Drawn: Memorable Moments in Marvel History

In honor of Stan Lee's recent 90th birthday, the Line this week depicts memorable moments from Marvel's Silver Age, like the first Hulk/Thing fight, the arrival of the Silver Surfer and "Spider-Man: No More!"

The Strange Tale of Superboy's Robot Pimp

The Strange Tale of Superboy's Robot Pimp

CSBGs latest strange comic book story spotlights the time Superboy's robot teacher worked as his robo-pimp to teach the young hero some sort of strange lesson. This needs to be seen to be believed!

"Cyclops, Magneto Foreshadow Bendis' 'Uncanny X-Men'" & More Blasts From the Past

CSBG's new recurring feature spotlights moments from past comics that read differently today than they did back then. The latest is a conversation between Cyclops & Magneto that takes on a new meaning considering recent Marvel events.

"Green Goblin's Glider Impaling Himself Has to Kill Him, Right?" & More Abandoned Stories

CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and then explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the revelation Green Goblin did not actually die the same time Gwen Stacy did.

Comic Book Legends Revealed:

Comic Book Legends Revealed: "Peanuts," "Cable" & Hurricane Sandy

Did Supergirl creator Al Plastino draw months worth of "Peanuts" strips in case Charles Schulz got ill, or were the motivations behind the strips more sinister? And did an issue of "Cable" correctly predict Hurricane Sandy?

The Line It Is Drawn: Lesser-Known Marvel NOW! Titles

The Line It Is Drawn: Lesser-Known Marvel NOW! Titles

The Line it is Drawn returns for the New Year with a collection of lesser-known Marvel NOW! first issues like Batroc, Beta Ray Bill, Squadron Supreme, Planet Terry and more!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Ripley Killed by an Alien in

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Ripley Killed by an Alien in "Spider-Woman?"

In CSBG's latest comic book Easter eggs, Chris Claremont pays homage to "Alien" in an issue of "Spider-Woman," a familiar prison number is used in "Robin" and popular British comic characters appear in "Batman!"

"So When Exactly Did Lex Luthor & Clark Kent Meet?" & More Abandoned Comic Book Stories

CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the return of Clark Kent and Lex Luthor's Smallville connection after "Crisis" erased it.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jackie O, Comic Book Editor?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jackie O, Comic Book Editor?

In the final installment of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, learn how Jackie Onassis was once the world's most famous comic book editor! Plus, the strange story of how Adam Strange first met the Justice League!

"People Other Than Thor Lifting Mjolnir" & More Comic Book Patterns

CSBG's collection of recurring comic book events includes the most recent addition, all the times when Marvel characters other than Thor lifted his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Alan Moore Going to Write Superman?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Alan Moore Going to Write Superman?

In the second installment of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, discover if Alan Moore was originally going to continue writing Superman after "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ditko, Osborn and the Green Goblin

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ditko, Osborn and the Green Goblin

In the first of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, learn whether Steve Ditko really disagreed with Norman Osborn being the Green Goblin! Plus, how did the Son of Sam investigation lead to DC Comics' offices?

Remember When the Punisher Was A Supernatural Avenging Angel?

Remember When the Punisher Was A Supernatural Avenging Angel?

In the debut of their new feature spotlighting notable dropped storylines, CSBG takes a look at the short-lived stint in the 1990s when the Punisher died and was resurrected as a supernatural avenging angel.

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alfred Hitchcock Meets the New Mutants

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alfred Hitchcock Meets the New Mutants

In an all-New Mutants edition of Comic Book Easter Eggs, we spotlight cameos by Bill Sienkiewicz and Jackson Guice of famous people in the pages of "New Mutants," from Alfred Hitchcock to Nexus and more!

When We First Met: The Cast of

When We First Met: The Cast of "Sandman"

Before we begin the New Year, CSBG looks back at the debuts of the cast of "Sandman," from Dream to Cain to Abel to Lucien to Death, they're all here!

"Spider-Man... No More!" & More Comic Book Patterns

The latest addition to CSBG's collection of comic book patterns is in honor of Peter Parker's tenure as Spider-Man ending in "Amazing" #700, and focuses on additional instances of Peter being Spider-Man... no more!

"So Where Was Superman Born?" & Other Abandoned Comic Book Stories

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the depiction of Superman's birth after DC's "Crisis on Infinite Earths!"

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Comic Creators Vs. The Government

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Comic Creators Vs. The Government

This week, did Charles Schulz really write a famous "Peanuts" strip criticizing the IRS? Did the FBI really investigate Walt Kelly's "Pogo" for hidden subversive messages? Find out the answers and more!

"Chuck Norris" #1: The Greatest Steve Ditko Comic?

With "Amazing Spider-Man" ending, the book Steve Ditko launched fifty years ago, CSBG takes a look at another comic book Ditko launched, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Chuck Norris and the Karate Commandos" #1!

When We First Met: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

When We First Met: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

With their key role in the Avengers and their upcoming television series, CSBG spotlights the first appearances of the various notable members of S.H.I.E.L.D., from Nick Fury to Maria Hill to Phil Coulson.

CSBG's 2012 Golden Age Advent Calendar Comes to an End

CSBG's 2012 Golden Age Advent Calendar Comes to an End

It's Christmas Eve, which means CSBG's Advent Calendar is done! Check out the completed calendar for loads of Golden Age Christmas comic fun!

"Just How Old Is Captain America's Girlfriend?" & Other Abandoned Storylines

CSBG examines comic book stories that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the strange case of how Sharon Carter used to be the younger sister of Captain America's girlfriend... from WWII!

"'World's Finest' Day Off" & Other Great Comic Book Cover Themes!

CSBG's collection of themed comic book cover galleries includes the latest installment, a look at perhaps the most awesome day off Superman, Batman and Robin ever had!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Exiled Over Mickey & Co-Plotting Spidey

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Exiled Over Mickey & Co-Plotting Spidey

How did Mickey Mouse lead to a reporter's exile from Yugoslavia? How did the Three Stooges show up as Flash characters? And what's the deal with John Romita and Spider-Man plotting credit?

The Line It Is Drawn: Wishing You A Happy Holidays!

The Line It Is Drawn: Wishing You A Happy Holidays!

The Line It Is Drawn asks its artists to wish readers a happy holidays with a gallery of drawings featuring comic book characters getting into the winter holiday spirit.

The Twelve Best

The Twelve Best "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen" Covers!

Comic book writer John Rozum stopped by CSBG to share his picks for the twelve best covers of "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen." Come see what he chose!

Abandoned & Forsaked: So, Did the Wasp <i>Actually</i> Die During

Abandoned & Forsaked: So, Did the Wasp Actually Die During "Secret Invasion?"

In the latest of CSBG's spotlights on stories that were abandoned then later overwritten, Brian Cronin examines whether Wasp of the Avengers actually died during "Secret Invasion."

"Frank Miller Reacts to Jim Lee Drawing Like Him" & More Meta Messages!

CSBG's collection of "meta messages," where comic book writers use their characters to comment on the work of their peers, includes Frank Miller's pointed message in an issue of "Sin City" regarding Jim Lee drawing like him.

"Steve Rogers Quits Being Captain America" & More Comic Book Patterns

CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns includes the latest edition, all the times Steve Rogers has quit being Captain America. "No, this time it is for real, you guys!"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Psylocke, Gilligan and Reed Richards

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Psylocke, Gilligan and Reed Richards

Was Psylocke's first death meant to be x-tremely temporarily? Who came first, Reed Richards or the Professor from "Gilligan's Island?" And what, exactly, is the Cosmic Code Authority?

The Line It Is Drawn: Action History Comes Alive!

The Line It Is Drawn: Action History Comes Alive!

In tribute to Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's "Action Philosophers" and "Action Presidents," our artists draw other historical figures...in ACTION! Oscar Wilde, Elvis Presley, Mary Shelley, Doctor Seuss, and much!

Cool Comic Cover Gallery: Marvel's 70th Anniversary Covers

Cool Comic Cover Gallery: Marvel's 70th Anniversary Covers

You might be familiar with Marvel's 25th Anniversary covers from 1986, but have you seen all of their 70th Anniversary covers from 2009? If not, CSBG has all the covers for you to see right now!

"Iceman Lost His Powers During The House of M?" & More Abandoned Storylines

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and then explained away by other writers, including the latest addition, Iceman's short-lived loss of power after the events of "House of M!"

"Marvel's 25th Anniversary Celebration" & More Great Cover Themes!

CSBG has collected a gallery of ALL Marvel's great series of covers for their 25th anniversary, plus a bunch of other great comic book cover themes, like Superman kissing various ladies or secret identities being revealed!

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