Brian Cronin

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The 75 Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Master List

Sun, August 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Now that the countdown is over, CSBG has collected the entire master list of the stories you chose for the 75 Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told!

Was the Creator of "Doom Patrol" Exiled from Two Different Countries?

Sat, August 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Bruno Premiani co-created the Doom Patrol with Arnold Drake, but did his outspoken beliefs drive him out of two separate countries?

What is the Greatest Joker Story Ever Told?

Sat, August 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's countdown of your picks for the greatest Joker story ever has come to an end! Will it be "Laughing Fish," "Killing Joke" or "5-Way Revenge"?

POLL: Do You Want Stephen Amell to Grow A Goatee for "Arrow"?

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The "Arrow" star may have given a firm answer on Oliver Queen's facial hair future, but would you like to see the DC Comics hero go full goatee?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Once Plan Its Own "Crisis on Infinite Earths"?

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

This week, learn if Marvel nearly rebooted in the 1980s with a brand-new line of comics! Plus, what came first, "Ghost World" or Daria?

The Line it is Drawn - Star Trek Comic Book Team-Ups!

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

In honor of the Star Trek/Green Lantern series, here are some other Trek/comic book team-ups, from Harley Quinn/Spock to "Batman '66"/"Star Trek '66!"

Gambit's Five Most Embarrassing Comic Book Moments

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

With Gambit's film future in jeopardy, CSBG piles on the Cajun X-Men by pointing out his five most embarrassing comic book moments.

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Countdown Hits the Top 10!

Thu, July 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG is nearing the end of their countdown of your picks for the greatest Joker comic book stories ever told! Check out what made it thus far.

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Countdown Hits the Top 20!

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has been counting down your picks for the greatest Joker stories ever told and they've cracked the top twenty! See which stories made it.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: How Did The Internet Change "Snakes On A Plane"?

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Discover how an Internet parody of "Snakes on a Plane" led to alterations to the Samuel L. Jackson film.

Abandoned Love: Stop Making Out With Your Sister, Luke!

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at how Marvel's "Star Wars" comics had to quickly drop the romantic plot with Luke & Leia after they were revealed as brother and sister.

Hunting Vampires with John Ostrander & Tom Mandrake

Tue, July 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG spoke with frequent collaborators Ostrander & Mandrake about their Kickstarter campaign for a new OGN about a Civil War-era vampire hunter.

That Time Green Arrow Choked Out a Villain Who Doesn't Need to Breathe

Sun, July 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest spotlight on "bad" superhero fights, CSBG looks at when Green Arrow won a fight by choking a villain who doesn't need to breathe.

Did a Classic Joker Story Result from Walt Simonson's Trade with a Fellow Artist?

Sun, July 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As thanks for a 3D shadowbox, Walt Simonson drew a massive Batman piece. But was that enough to greenlight a story based on it?

"Wolverine's Dead Lovers" and More Comic Book Cliches

Sun, July 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of notable comic book cliches, like a woman getting romantically involved with Wolverine being the kiss of death for her.

The Greatest Joker Stories of All-Time Countdown Hits the Top 25!

Sun, July 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The countdown hits the top 25 with today's Joker stories, including Joker's contribution to Loeb & Sale's "The Long Halloween!"

The Top Five X-Men/Fantastic Four Crossovers

Sat, July 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With rumors of Fox crossing over its X-Men and Fantastic Four film franchises, CSBG spotlights the best X-Men/Fantastic Four comic book crossovers.

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told: #35-26

Sat, July 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG continues their countdown of the greatest Joker comic book stories of all-time with #35-26 on the list!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Secret Wars II" Create the New Universe?

Fri, July 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Did the Beyonder create the New Universe? Learn the strange origin of a classic Joker comic book story! Plus, a prank Bill Gaines pulled on The New Yorker!

The Line it is Drawn: Crossed-Over Crossovers

Fri, July 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week, it's comic characters starring in other company's crossovers! Batman vs. Superman in "Civil War," Superboy in "The Clone Saga" and more!

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