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"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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Simonson in

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Simonson in "Star Wars," Mario & Bearriors

This week, where did Mario make his surprising first appearance? Is that really Walt Simonson fighting alongside Luke Skywalker? And what is the bizarre mystery of the Bearriors?!

"Star Wars" Comic Book Easter Eggs: Kirk, Spock, McCoy... and Luke Skywalker?

In the latest CSBG easter egg spotlight, we look at some "Star Wars" Easter Eggs, including some Star Trek cameos, some Looney Tunes-influenced villains and Lando's tribute to a classic Anime character!

When Did The Batman First Kill Someone?

When Did The Batman First Kill Someone?

CSBG's latest spotlight on comic book firsts examines the earliest instances of death in Batman comics, including the Joker's initial victims and the first people Batman kills in the series.

CSBG Presents The 2012 Comic Book Advent Calendar!

CSBG Presents The 2012 Comic Book Advent Calendar!

Golden Age Christmas is the theme of CSBG's 2012 Advent Calendar. From Superman meeting Santa, to Batman & Robin helping a young Scrooge, to Scrooge McDuck himself -- click a calendar date to see a Golden Age Christmas comic!

"You've Eaten Gotham's Wealth... Your Feast is Nearly Over" & More Cool Comic Book Moments

CSBG's growing list of cool comic book moments includes the time in Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One," where The Dark Knight makes it known to the corrupt few running Gotham City things are going to be different.

Did Walt Disney Write Comics Featuring Mickey Mouse Attempting Suicide?

Did Walt Disney Write Comics Featuring Mickey Mouse Attempting Suicide?

In this classic installment of CSBG's Comic Book Legends Revealed, be amazed by the series of comics from 1930 featuring Mickey Mouse attempting to kill himself in a variety of ways, based on an idea by Walt Disney himself!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Aunt May, the Bat-grapple and More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Aunt May, the Bat-grapple and More!

Was Aunt May really once going to be revealed as Peter Parker's birth mother? Where did Batman's grappling gun come from, the movies or comics? And what can Pogo tell us about TV watching?

The Line It Is Drawn - A Farewell to Hostess

The Line It Is Drawn - A Farewell to Hostess

Our artists say goodbye to Hostess! Lex Luthor steals 40 cupcakes (that's as many as four tens), Batman and the Mutant Leader hash things out over fruit pies and wait 'til you see what Rorschach gets up to...!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Katie Power Smoking A Joint?!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Katie Power Smoking A Joint?!

In this week's spotlight on comic book Easter eggs, the Three Stooges fight Man-Wolf, Clark Kent delivers news in the pages of Daredevil and yes, Katie Power, the youngest member of Power Pack, smokes a joint!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spotlighting The Death of Superman

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spotlighting The Death of Superman

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Superman, CSBG has collected all of their Comic Book Legends Revealed columns about the event in one easy to read list! Neil Gaiman! Doomsday! "Lois and Clark" And more!

"The Watcher Interfering After Vowing Non-Interference" & More Comic Book Patterns

CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns includes the latest edition, a spotlight of egregious examples of the Watcher interfering immediately after explaining his vow of non-interference!

"Superman Getting Punched" & More Great Cover Themes!

People pay to see Superman get punched, right? DC Comics knows that, too, which is why CSBG presents a collection of covers where that's exactly what happens! Other themed galleries include Superman lifting weird things & kissing women.

The Line It Is Drawn - A Very Tarzan Thanksgiving

The Line It Is Drawn - A Very Tarzan Thanksgiving

Spend Thanksgiving with THE LINE IT IS DRAWN, as our artists dig into your suggestions for Tarzan mash-ups, like Tarzan/Kamandi, Tarzan/Wolverine, Tarzan on Rann and more!

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