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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Revealing The Tale Behind Hairless Wolverine

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Revealing The Tale Behind Hairless Wolverine

What future X-Man was created due to a continuity mix-up? Did DC Comics' accountant really start up his own company after seeing the sales of "Action Comics" #1? And what's the deal with hairless Wolverine?

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Captain America Walks Into A Bar...

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Captain America Walks Into A Bar...

CSBG's latest collection of comic book Easter eggs finds Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man in a bar with Dick Tracy, James Bond, Humphrey Bogart, Albert Einstein, Popeye and more famous faces.

Abandoned Love: How The Nuclear Men Became The Nuclear <i>MAN</i>

Abandoned Love: How The Nuclear Men Became The Nuclear MAN

CSBG's latest spotlight on notable dropped comic book plots examines how DC Comics abruptly changed course with the New 52 "Fury of Firestorm" comic book series

That Time ALF Made His Way Into Marvel's Summer Crossover Annuals

That Time ALF Made His Way Into Marvel's Summer Crossover Annuals

CSBG continues to examine the strangest comic books of all-time, including the summer of 1988 when ALF took part in Marvel's annual comic book crossover storyline, "The Evolutionary War!"

Was There Hidden Profanity In The Art For

Was There Hidden Profanity In The Art For "Batman" #1?

CSBG examines the mystery of a strange panel in the first issue of "Batman." Was there really an attempt to sneak profanity into the background of a panel more than seventy years ago? You decide!

"Who Is The Hobgoblin, Really?" And More Abandoned Stories

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas that were abandoned and then explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the identity of Spider-Man's mysterious nemesis, the Hobgoblin.

"Captain America's Unbreakable Shield Breaks!" And More Comic Book Patterns

Come check out CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns, like Spider-Man being unmasked or the latest edition, spotlighting the times Cap's "unbreakable" shield has been broken.

The Line It Is Drawn - Famous Song Lyrics Acted Out By Comic Characters

The Line It Is Drawn - Famous Song Lyrics Acted Out By Comic Characters

CSBG's artists illustrate famous lyrics acted out by comic book characters! Deadpool and Boba Fett do dirty deeds - dirt cheap! Wonder Woman's boots are made for walking! Everything little thing Zatanna does is magic!

COMMITTED: Learning from Superheroes

COMMITTED: Learning from Superheroes

CSBG's Sonia Harris shares a tale of how she learned a major life lesson from superhero comics in the face of debilitating pain.

10 More Great Female Characters

10 More Great Female Characters

CSBG's Kelly Thompson previously listed her 20 favorite current female comic book characters. She returns with characters who have impressed in the last year, including Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Storm and more!

The Skrulls Caused Hulk's Origin? And Other Great Comic Book Retcons!

The Skrulls Caused Hulk's Origin? And Other Great Comic Book Retcons!

Every week, CSBG examines comic stories and ideas abandoned and then explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the short-lived revelation that the Hulk owed his creation to the Skrulls!

The Line It Is Drawn - Will Eisner Splash-Page Homages

The Line It Is Drawn - Will Eisner Splash-Page Homages

In honor of Will Eisner Week, our artists drew splash pages of comic book characters with their names incorporated into the art, just like Eisner used to do it with his legendary "Spirit" comics.

I LOVE YA, BUT YOU'RE STRANGE: DC Comics' 1952 Vision of a Female-Dominated Society

I LOVE YA, BUT YOU'RE STRANGE: DC Comics' 1952 Vision of a Female-Dominated Society

CSBG spotlights a strange story from a 1952 DC Comics title where women are the dominant gender in society. Watch one man bravely fight the status quo, and don't miss the extremely bizarre/depressing ending!

Abandoned An' Forsaked: Who Killed Spawn?

Abandoned An' Forsaked: Who Killed Spawn?

In the latest retcon spotlight, CSBG looks at how Rob Liefeld's depature from Image Comics in the mid 1990s led to a major retcon in who killed the lead character of Todd McFarlane's Spawn.

Gimmick or Good? - Todd McFarlane's

Gimmick or Good? - Todd McFarlane's "Spider-Man" #1

In the debut of this new CSBG feature, we look at a '90s "gimmick" cover, the multiple-colored covers of Todd McFarlane's "Spider-Man" #1, and determine whether it was actually a good comic or just a gimmick!

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

Comic book writers often use their characters to comment on the work of their peers, and CSBG's collection of these "meta-messages" includes Chris Claremont having Ms. Marvel complain about her treatment in "Avengers."

"The Saga of Teen Iron Man" & More Dropped Comic Book Plots

Writers often resolve the stories of creators who came before them, and CSBG revisits how in the 90s Marvel handled replacing Iron Man with a teenage version of himself from the past.

The Line It Is Drawn - Album Cover Homages

The Line It Is Drawn - Album Cover Homages

This week we pay homage to classic album covers, with Cyclops copying Michael Jackson's Bad," the Fantastic Four standing in for the Fab Four, the Robins as the Ramones, the Beatle's "White Album" and much more!

Wouldn't You Like to Own a Hypnocoin? Plus More Crazy Comic Ads!

Wouldn't You Like to Own a Hypnocoin? Plus More Crazy Comic Ads!

CSBG's collection of the oddest comic book ads of all-time includes countless ways to trick your dad into buying you a BB gun and, of course, ads for the legendary hypnocoin!

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak!

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak!

22 weeks ago, CSBG began an experiment tracking how many weeks could go by before one arrived without a comic book cover homage being released. They haven't missed a week yet! Check out the covers featured so far.

The Line It Is Drawn - Superheroes Break Bad!

The Line It Is Drawn - Superheroes Break Bad!

This week, superheroes break bad as our artists draw your ideas for evil versions of superheroes! Are you ready for evil Tick? Evil Supergirl? Evil Sailor Moon? Or even -- evil ALF?!?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bondage Controversy

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Wonder Woman's Bondage Controversy

Was creator William Marston specifically told to reduce Wonder Woman bondage in chains by 50%? Did DC really win a trademark dispute over the cricket term "batsman?" All this plus another "Peanuts" mystery!

COMMITTED: Ten Great Superhero Boot Designs

COMMITTED: Ten Great Superhero Boot Designs

CSBG's Sonia Harris takes a look at superhero fashion once again, this time choosing her top ten favorite pieces of footwear and the artists who illustrated them.

Abandoned Love - Lemire's Scorched Earth Approach to

Abandoned Love - Lemire's Scorched Earth Approach to "Green Arrow"

In their latest spotlight on abruptly abandoned stories, CSBG takes a look at Jeff Lemire's recent debut on "Green Arrow," where he sent the previous status quo off with a bang -- literally!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Robert Kirkman's

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Robert Kirkman's "Invincible"

In honor of the 100th issue of Invincible, CSBG takes a look at Easter eggs from Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley's hit series, including cameos from the Walking Dead, the Venture Brothers and...Sleepwalker?!

That Time Superman Had The Ability To Shoot A Mini-Superman From His Hands

That Time Superman Had The Ability To Shoot A Mini-Superman From His Hands

Ever wish you could see Superman shoot a miniature version of himself out of his palms to fight crime? Well, you're in luck, as you can see from CSBG's latest entry examining the strangest comics of all-time!

"Whatever Happened to Spider-Man's Baby?" & More Dropped Storylines

Sometimes comic book writers must quickly resolve the stories of creators who came before them, and the latest example in CSBG's growing archive shows how Marvel dealt with getting rid of Spider-Man's baby.

"Learning Batman's Secret Identity Can Be Fatal" & More Comic Book Patterns

CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns includes a segment spotlighting all the characters who discovered Batman's secret identity -- RIGHT before they were killed.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman Week 2!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Batman Week 2!

This week, it's another all-Batman TV series edition of CBLR! Did Frank Miller get the idea for Carrie Kelley from the "Batman" TV pilot? Was Batgirl originally going to get her own series? Find out today!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Where's Waldo? In the Pages of

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Where's Waldo? In the Pages of "Gambit," Of Course!

Meanwhile, In CSBG's latest collection of comic book Easter eggs, we find Waldo hiding in an issue of "Gambit" and Julie Schwartz and Diane Duane working as doctors in "Uncanny X-Men!"

The X-Men and the Case of the Exploding Communion Wafers

The X-Men and the Case of the Exploding Communion Wafers

In the newest examination of the strangest comic book stories of all-time, CSBG explores when the X-Men foiled a plot involving the revelation that a mutant was pope and exploding Holy Communion wafers.

Abandoned & Forsaked: Nightcrawler Was A Priest?

Abandoned & Forsaked: Nightcrawler Was A Priest?

In CSBG's latest spotlight on abandoned and retconned comic book plots, Brian Cronin takes a look at Nightcrawler's short-lived tenure as an ordained Catholic priest.

"Jack Kirby Jabs at Stan Lee" & More Meta-Messages

Comic book writers often use their characters to comment on the work of their peers. CSBG collects these "meta-messages," including Jack Kirby's thinly veiled satire of Stan Lee and Roy Thomas in "Fourth World."

"Colossus and Wolverine Do the Fastball Special!" & More Comic Book Patterns

CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns includes Spider-Man's identity being revealed, Dr. Doom "dying" and the latest installment, Colossus and Wolverine executing the "Fastball Special" maneuver!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Claremont's Secret X-Men Return

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Claremont's Secret X-Men Return

Did Chris Claremont secretly return to the X-Men books in 1999? Did Steve Ditko seriously turn down a chance to adapt Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" as a comic book? Plus, a strange Peanuts rumor!

Line It Is Drawn: Rock and Roll Superheroes!

Line It Is Drawn: Rock and Roll Superheroes!

This week, our artists drew your suggestions for superheroes joining famous rock and roll groups! Wonder Woman in the Eurythmics, Batman in Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine Man and much more!

How Did DC Comics Exit the Mod Wonder Woman Era?

How Did DC Comics Exit the Mod Wonder Woman Era?

In CSBG's latest spotlight on how comics drop unwanted plotlines, Abandoned Love, Brian Cronin looks at how DC Comics handled the end of the short-lived "Mod" era of Wonder Woman.

Comic Book Easter Eggs: G.I. Joe Easter Eggs

Comic Book Easter Eggs: G.I. Joe Easter Eggs

In their latest spotlight on comic book easter eggs, CSBG takes a look at a series of G.I. Joe in-jokes, including guest appearances by Spider-Man, Astro Boy, Flaming Carrot and more!

Abandoned & Forsaked: Betty Banner's Death - Fastest Retcon <i>Ever</i>?

Abandoned & Forsaked: Betty Banner's Death - Fastest Retcon Ever?

In his latest spotlight on abandoned and retconned plot lines, CSBG's Brian Cronin takes a look at the death and cremation of Betty Banner, possibly the quickest retcon in comics history!

"Are You Man -- Or Fiend From Hell?" & More Cool Comic Book Moments

CSBG's collection of cool comic book moments includes the resolution of the first dramatic confrontation between Batman and the grandfather of Damian Wayne, Ra's Al Ghul!

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