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Gimmick or Good:

Gimmick or Good: "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1

CSBG continues looking at whether gimmick cover comics are any good by looking at what was likely the first one, "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1!

Flashback to the Original

Flashback to the Original "Avengers Vs. X-Men"

Check out the latest CSBG flashback review from the 1987, this time spotlighting the original "X-Men vs. Avengers" miniseries.

Anka, Forbes, Staples & Doyle Redesign

Anka, Forbes, Staples & Doyle Redesign "Burn the Orphanage"

Sina Grace asked all-star artists to create new outfits for the female characters in next month's "Burn the Orphanage" and CSBG has them all.

"Professor X Lusting After Jean Grey" & More Goofy Early X-Men Moments

CSBG has the 10 goofiest moments from the first 10 "X-Men" issues, from Magneto pimping out Scarlet Witch to Professor X lusting after Jean Grey.

How Did Ann B. Davis Inspire the Creation of Pepper Potts?

How Did Ann B. Davis Inspire the Creation of Pepper Potts?

With the passing of Alice from "The Brady Bunch," Ann B. Davis, CSBG reflects on how the actress was the surprising inspiration for "Iron Man's" Pepper Potts.

Abandoned An' Forsaked: Captain America's Shield Works Using Magnets?!

Abandoned An' Forsaked: Captain America's Shield Works Using Magnets?!

In the latest spotlight on comic book retcons, CSBG examines how Captain America's shield at one time worked through electronic gadgetry -- and magnets!

Last Chance To Vote for the 75 Greatest Batman Writers & Artist!

Last Chance To Vote for the 75 Greatest Batman Writers & Artist!

CSBG continues their 75th anniversary celebration by asking for your votes for the greatest Batman writers and artists of all-time! Only one day left!

Chris Claremont Sticks Up For Ms. Marvel & More Meta-Messages

Chris Claremont Sticks Up For Ms. Marvel & More Meta-Messages

Check out CSBG's collection of "meta-messages," including Chris Claremont giving Ms. Marvel voice to complain about her sexist treatment in the Avengers.

Gimmick or Good?

Gimmick or Good? "X-Men Alpha" and "Omega"

CSBG takes a look at the foil covers for Marvel's 1995 crossover, "Age of Apocalypse," and determines if the stories inside those shiny covers were any good.

The Crazy, Mixed Up Origin(s) of Emma Frost & More Comic Retcons

The Crazy, Mixed Up Origin(s) of Emma Frost & More Comic Retcons

CSBG has an archive of notable comic book retcons, including the multiple retcons that make up Emma Frost's origins, like was she really a stripper...?

Did We Really First Learn Wolverine's Real Name From Leprechauns?

Did We Really First Learn Wolverine's Real Name From Leprechauns?

In the first of a new series examining odd plots that were never addressed again, CSBG looks at the strange connection between Wolverine and... leprechauns?!

She Has No Head: The Trouble with DC's Bombshell Variants

She Has No Head: The Trouble with DC's Bombshell Variants

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson explains why she's displeased with DC Comics' "Bombshell" variant covers and the crime of omission.

Is Magneto a Gypsy or Jewish?

Is Magneto a Gypsy or Jewish?

For years, Magneto's background was more than a bit complicated. CSBG breaks down how Marvel went back and forth on whether Magneto was Jewish or not.

The 50 Greatest X-Men Stories Ever Told

The 50 Greatest X-Men Stories Ever Told

CSBG presents a master list of the greatest X-Men stories ever told, just in time for their latest film "X-Men: Days of Future Past!"

A Collection of Claremontisms

A Collection of Claremontisms

Fans know some of the repetitive themes the legendary Chris Claremont used while writing the X-Men for 17 years, and CSBG collects some of the most famous.

X-Men Legends Revealed

X-Men Legends Revealed

In honor of the new X-Men movie, CSBG archived each of the Comic Book Legends Revealed columns spotlighting the X-Men over the years!

Mutants Can't Get AIDS?

Mutants Can't Get AIDS?

In their latest spotlight on bad comic book ideas, CSBG takes a look at the bizarre 2003 revelation that mutants in the Marvel U cannot contract AIDS.

How Did a Single Caption Edit Change the Original Ending of

How Did a Single Caption Edit Change the Original Ending of "Days of Future Past?"

In a classic Comic Book Legends Revealed, CSBG reveals how an edit to a single caption dramatically changed the ending of legendary X-Men tale, "Days of Future Past."

When We First Met: The Cast of

When We First Met: The Cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy"

With the latest trailer having just debuted, CSBG thinks it's to feature the first comic book appearances of the heroes and villains from Marvel's next film.

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The X-Men Meet ALF, Hawkman and... Dirty Harry?

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The X-Men Meet ALF, Hawkman and... Dirty Harry?

CSBG's latest easter eggs show a number of odd cameos in issues of X-Men, from ALF to Hawkman to Dirty Harry, to comic creators like John Ostrander & Jerry Bingham.

Drawing Crazy Patterns:

Drawing Crazy Patterns: "No Quarter Asked, None Given"

In the latest in their series examining common comic book themes, CSBG looks at the popular Chris Claremont phrase known to X-Men fans the world over.

She Has No Head: The Art of Silencing Criticism

She Has No Head: The Art of Silencing Criticism

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson examines the way some readers try to silence critical discourse about comics -- and what can be done about it.

Vote For The 75 Greatest Batman Writers And Artists!

Vote For The 75 Greatest Batman Writers And Artists!

CSBG continues their celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary by asking you to vote the greatest Batman writers and artists of all-time! Click here to cast your ballot!

Top Five Marvel Monsters Who Fought Godzilla & More Lists!

Top Five Marvel Monsters Who Fought Godzilla & More Lists!

Marvel invent their own monsters to fight Godzilla during their "Godzilla" series, and CSBG has the top five Marvel monsters plus other top five lists!

Claremont/Byrne's Battle of the Crossovers & More Meta-Messages

Claremont/Byrne's Battle of the Crossovers & More Meta-Messages

The latest Meta-Message archive entry involves the one time when Chris Claremont poked fun at his & John Byrne's role in then-current Marvel crossovers.

CSBG's Cosmic Trivia Contest!

CSBG's Cosmic Trivia Contest!

CSBG's Greg Hatcher has compiled a trivia contest based on cosmic questions - see how well you can do!

The Top Five Battles Between Godzilla and Marvel Heroes

The Top Five Battles Between Godzilla and Marvel Heroes

Marvel published a "Godzilla" comic for two years in the late '70s, and CSBG runs down the five greatest Godzilla battles against Marvel heroes!

The Long, Strange History of Marvel's Agent Carter

The Long, Strange History of Marvel's Agent Carter

Captain America's WWII girlfriend, Peggy Carter, is getting her own TV series on ABC, and CSBG examines her long, strange comic book history.

When We First Met - The Cast of

When We First Met - The Cast of "Arrow"

CSBG spotlights the comic book debuts of the cast of The CW's "Arrow," just in time for tonight's season finale! Felicity Smoak first appeared where...?

The Great Batman/Joker Boner War

The Great Batman/Joker Boner War

CSBG spotlights on one of the strangest comics of all-time, the time the Joker began committing "boner" crimes and tried to force Batman to pull a "boner" as well.

She Has No Head: Grading the Comic Book TV Adaptations

She Has No Head: Grading the Comic Book TV Adaptations

With several comic book adaptations on TV and more than a dozen in the works, Kelly Thompson examines them all and rates her excitement for each.

"Remember When Gambit Went Blind?" & More Abandoned Stories

Remember when Gambit was blinded by his own exploding playing cards? Check out that and more examples of creators abandoning stories by earlier writers.

"The Secret Origin of the Penguin" & More Blasts from the Past

Check out CSBG's archive of instances where pieces of pop culture influenced comic book stories, like the cigarette ad that helped give us the Penguin!

The 75 Greatest Batman Friends & Foes of All-Time Master List

The 75 Greatest Batman Friends & Foes of All-Time Master List

The countdown has finished and here is the complete master list of your choices for the 75 all-time greatest friends and foes of Batman!

Who Is Batman's Greatest Ally of All Time?

Who Is Batman's Greatest Ally of All Time?

You voted, and now CSBG is ready to reveal who you picked as Batman's greatest ally of all time! Is it Dick Grayson? Alfred? Commissioner Gordon? Find out!

How Did Marvel Really Bring Gwen Stacy Back From the Dead?

How Did Marvel Really Bring Gwen Stacy Back From the Dead?

CSBG's spotlight on comic book retcons examines how Gwen Stacy was brought back from the dead as a clone...or not a clone...or really a clone all along?

She Has No Head! - Five by Five: Looking at Marvel's New Female Ongoings

She Has No Head! - Five by Five: Looking at Marvel's New Female Ongoings

Kelly Thompson examines Marvel's five new female-led ongoings launched as a part of All-New Marvel NOW! -- and the prognosis is good.

Who are Batman's Greatest Villains of All-Time?

Who are Batman's Greatest Villains of All-Time?

CSBG counted down your picks for Batman's top villains -- see who takes the top spot! Who finishes higher: Two-Face or Ra's Al Ghul? Penguin or Riddler?

The 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told

The 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told

CSBG presents a collection of the greatest Spider-Man stories ever told, just in time for Spidey's latest film!

Batman's Greatest Allies Countdown Hits the Top 10

Batman's Greatest Allies Countdown Hits the Top 10

Your picks for the greatest Batman allies hit the top ten! Which Robin finishes higher? Jason or Damian? What about Superman or Catwoman?

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