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"There Was a ClanDestine Comic Without Alan Davis?" And More Abandoned Storylines

Every week CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories and ideas. In honor of Alan Davis' return to the ClanDestine characters in a series of Marvel Annuals, we look back to his first return where he explained away everything since leaving.

"That Time Herbie Made Jackie Kennedy Swoon" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition with one of the strangest stories from one of the strangest heroes ever -- Herbie the Fat Fury. It must be seen to be believed!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed - "Super Friends" & Caruso's Archie Andrews

This week, it's an all TV-related CBLR! Did David Caruso really play Archie Andrews on a TV series? And was Wendy from "Super Friends" originally meant to be related to Batman?!

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes Get New Jobs!

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes Get New Jobs!

In honor of Labor Day weekend, The Line It Is Drawn artists depict superheroes forced to get new jobs! Superman the gossip columnist? Peter Parker the Playboy photographer? Ghost Rider delivering pizzas? All this and much, much more!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" #4

CSBG concludes their look at the Easter eggs in Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" with a look at issue #4, as John Romita, Clark Kent and Bob Marley all make appearances!

When We First Met: The History of Roy Harper

When We First Met: The History of Roy Harper

CSBG's examination into the introductions of various comic lore continues with a look at DC vigilante, Roy Harper. See his evolution from Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy to Red Arrow and back! Plus, his history with drugs and tragedy!

"John Byrne Hides Barney Rubble IN Rubble" and More Comic Book Easter Eggs

Every week CSBG spotlights hidden references and in-jokes hidden in comics. Here's a collection of the various Easter Eggs uncovered over the years, including how John Byrne hid Barney Rubble in piles of rubble.

"That Time Spider-Man's Parents Were Robots" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time

Check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition with the odd storyline where Spider-Man's long-lost parents were actually robots on a strange mission.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Baum's

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Baum's "Oz" Comics, Jack Staff & Kitty Pryde

The bizarre tale of the dueling "Wizard of Oz" comic strips from the turn of the 20th Century! Was Jack Staff originally going to be a Union Jack comic book? And what did Chris Claremont have planned for Kitty Pryde?

The Line It Is Drawn - Video Game/Comic Crossovers

The Line It Is Drawn - Video Game/Comic Crossovers

This week, our artists drew your suggestions for team-ups and mash-ups of comic characters with video game characters. Grand Theft Auto: Gotham City, Pac-Man chasing Deadman, Spectre and Casper and more!

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CSBG Joint Review - "Before Watchmen: Rorschach" #1

CSBG's Chad Nevett and Brian Cronin continue their series of joint-reviews for the Before Watchmen comics with a look at Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's' "Rorschach" #1!

"Rorschach Sucks," Says The Question & More Meta-Messages

Comic book writers often comment on the work of their peers using characters. Check out CSBG's collection of a number of these so-called "meta-messages," including Denny O'Neil using the Question for some commentary on Rorschach.

"How Many Times Will Joker Fall To His Death?" & More Comic Book Patterns

Come check out CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns, like all the times the SHIELD Hellicarrier has crashed, all the times that Superman has run into a doppelganger and all the times the Joker has fallen to his "death."

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alex Ross' Nude Sub-Mariner

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Alex Ross' Nude Sub-Mariner

This week's installment of CBLR looks into the origins of Spidey villain the Shocker, censored "Beetle Bailey" strips and Alex Ross sneaking Namor's naughty bits into his and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels."

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" #2

CSBG continues its series examining Easter eggs from Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross' "Marvels" with issue #2, as Ross homages EC Comics and the Fantastic Four meet the Beatles!

Collection of Joe Kubert's False Sense of Security Covers

Collection of Joe Kubert's False Sense of Security Covers

Joe Kubert had a particular affinity for covers depicting a false sense of security by the protagonists when trouble lurked around the corner. CSBG looks at a collection of Kubert's best covers with this theme.

25 Great Joe Kubert Covers

25 Great Joe Kubert Covers

CSBG's Brian Cronin takes a look at 25 great covers by the late Joe Kubert in honor of his recent passing, including cover art for "Tarzan," "Hawkman," "G.I. Combat," "Batman" and more.

"When Did Superboy's Parents Die?" And More Abandoned Storylines

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the bizarre ages of Ma and Pa Kent at their death.

Test Your Comic Book Knowledge!

Test Your Comic Book Knowledge!

What do Luke Cage, Kitty Pryde and Blue Beetle have in common? Every week, CSBG challenges readers to guess the connective theme between three covers. Check out the collection and test your comic book knowledge!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Beetle Bailey & 616

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Beetle Bailey & 616

This week, learn how Spider-Man's origin was changed - in his second appearance! Plus, the not-safe-for-work side of Beetle Bailey?!?! Also, who coined Marvel's "616'" designation?

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Alex Ross & Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" #1

CSBG begins a four-part examination at Easter Eggs in Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" series, taking it an issue at a time. We begin with cameos from Clark Kent, Billy Batson, Popeye and more!

When We First Met - Beetle Bailey

When We First Met - Beetle Bailey

CSBG's examination into the introductions of various comic lore continues with a look at Mort Walker's Beetle Bailey. See Beetle's debut before he joined the army! See when he enlisted and when Sarge first showed up!

The Joe Casey Random Q&A

The Joe Casey Random Q&A

Every week since March, Chad Nevett has been asking Joe Casey a random question. Come check out the collection of questions and Casey's answers, including his thoughts on his X-Men run and "Before Watchmen."

"Who The Heck Is Reignfire?" And More Abandoned Storylines

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the convoluted history of the erstwhile "X-Force" villain, Reignfire.

"Lois Lane's Jekyll and Hyde Moment" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, a bizarre tale of Lois Lane's evil personality coming out, Mister Hyde style.

Giant-Sized 100th Edition of The Line it is Drawn!

Giant-Sized 100th Edition of The Line it is Drawn!

Line it is Drawn celebrates its 100th installment with a series of #100 covers spotlighting some of the most popular mash-ups and team-ups our artist have done over the past 99 editions! Check 'em out! Guest artists galore!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The Rocket Raccoon Edition

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The Rocket Raccoon Edition

As Rocket Raccoon prepares for a key role in Marvel NOW! as well as on the silver screen, check out these great Rocket Raccoon Easter eggs from Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema and Mike Mignola!

WHEN WE FIRST MET - A Collection of Catwoman Firsts!

WHEN WE FIRST MET - A Collection of Catwoman Firsts!

Fresh off of her appearance in "Dark Knight Rises," CSBG gives you a primer on the first appearance of Catwoman, the debut of her classic costume, the reveal of her real name and the first time she and Batman kissed!

"When Did Alfred Start Working for Batman?" And More Abandoned Storylines

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the ever-changing pre-Crisis history of when Alfred first began working for the Waynes.

"Batman's Moron College Friends" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, when Batman went on a cruise with a few of his dumbest college friends.

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

An all-Batman edition of CBLR! Did DC Comics actually cancel Detective Comics in the late '70s?! Was there almost a Batman/Jon Sable crossover? Plus, discover the amazing tale of Bill Finger's only living heir!

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CSBG JOINT REVIEW - "Before Watchmen: Comedian" #2

CSBG's Chad Nevett and Brian Cronin continue their series of joint-reviews for the Before Watchmen comics with a look at Brian Azzarello and JG Jones' "Comedian" #2

CSBG: Kieron Gillen's Top Five British Comic Characters

CSBG: Kieron Gillen's Top Five British Comic Characters

"Uncanny X-Men" and "Phonogram" writer Kieron Gillen shares his picks for the top five British comic book characters with COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD (off the top of his head, of course).

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The Three Stooges Meet Batman!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: The Three Stooges Meet Batman!

It's a special Three Stooges edition of CSBG's Easter egg spotlight, as the comedy trio meets Batman, the Defenders, Power Pack, the Punisher and more!

Comic Book Fandom: The Bad Old Days

Comic Book Fandom: The Bad Old Days

Amid today's boom of conventions and superhero films, being a comic book fan is more accepted than ever. CSBG's Greg Hatcher grew up in another era, however, and this week he looks back on the "bad old days."

When Did Lucy First Pull The Football Away From Charlie Brown?

When Did Lucy First Pull The Football Away From Charlie Brown?

CSBG takes a look at "Peanuts" firsts, including the first appearances of Snoopy, Linus and Lucy and the first time Charlie Brown fell flat on his back after an unsuccessful attempt to kick a football held by Lucy

"Did Robin Mess With Batgirl's Memory?" And More Abandoned Storylines

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, when Robin tried to take away Batgirl's memory of the dynamic duo's identities.

"When Superman Dressed as a Bird" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, the time Superman dressed like a giant bird to protect his secret identity.

The Line It Is Drawn - Lost In TIme

The Line It Is Drawn - Lost In TIme

This week, our artists drew your suggestions for comic book characters displaced into different eras. The Dark Knight Returns Batman ends up in the Batman TV series! 2012 Deathstroke versus the 1980 Teen Titans? More!

Abandoned an' Forsaked: Thor Vs. the Hindu Religion?

Abandoned an' Forsaked: Thor Vs. the Hindu Religion?

In CSBG's latest examination of stories that were abandoned and then overturned later on, witness Marvel's quick about face after Thor beat up one of the most powerful Hindu gods.

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