Brian Cronin

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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Deadpool Based on DC's Deathstroke?

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Did Mark Waid try to get out of writing the second Deadpool miniseries after taking the gig? And does Alan Moore really not like any adaptations of his work?

The Line It Is Drawn: Deadpool Goes To The Movies

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The Line it is Drawn goes to the movies along with Deadpool, mashing the Merc up with classic films, from "Natural Born Killers" to "Inside Out!"

When, Exactly, Did Deadpool's Comics Become R-Rated?

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Merc with a Mouth's R-Rated film opens today, but when did the traditionally PG-13 character make the R-Rated leap in comics?.

The History of Marvel's Celebrated "No-Prize"

Thu, February 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brace yourselves, true believers! CSBG pulls back the curtain and explains the origins of Marvel's famous "No-Prize" and how it was awarded.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Was Vicki Vale Originally Going to Die in 1989's "Batman"?

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: Film

Discover whether Batman's love interest Vicki Vale was originally going to be killed by the Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster.

When We First Met: The Cast of "Deadpool"

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG revisits the first comic book appearances of Wade Wilson and the other characters who inhabit Fox's new "Deadpool" movie.

Wait - Just How Many Toes Does the Hulk Really Have?

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Gamma rays won't just turn you big and green -- they'll really do a number on your feet.

Did Superman First Use Heat Vision on Someone in "For The Man Who Has Everything?"

Tue, February 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Superman famously used his heat vision on Mongul during the classic tale, but find out if it was the first time he used it on another person.

Why Superman's "For the Man Who Has Everything" Was Such a Comic Book Classic

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With Supergirl doing its own take on "For the Man Who Has Everything," CSBG looks back on what made the original Superman story a classic.

Top Five Deadpool Guest Appearances and More Top Five Lists

Sun, February 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's massive library of top five countdowns include their newest list, the top five guest appearances by Deadpool in other comic books!

"The Return of Barry Allen" Almost Meant a Different Flash's Return

Sun, February 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid's seminal "Flash" tale was also meant to feature an Allen in an key role, but was Barry not supposed to be the one returning?

"That Time Deathstroke Stabbed Deadpool" and More Meta-Messages

Sun, February 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG collections of commentary by comic creators about other comics now includes when Deathstroke stabbed Deadpool... well, sort of Deadpool.

"How Comics' Star-Lord Came to Match Movie Star-Lord" & More Influenced Comics

Sat, February 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG spotlights examples of TV/Films influencing the comics themselves, like how comic book Star-Lord changed to match his movie counterpart.

"Weren't Carnage's Legs Chopped Off?" & More Dropped Plots

Sat, February 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of notable dropped comic book plots, like how Carnage had his legs replaced with robotic legs... until they weren't anymore

VOTE: 50 Greatest Black Comic Writers and Artists of All-Time!

Fri, February 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Black History Month, CSBG is collecting your votes for the greatest Black comic writers and artists of all-time.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Was The Original "Marvel Zombies" Star?

Fri, February 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Who was "Marvel Zombies" originally about, and what forced the idea to change? Plus, a legend about Alan Moore and the Justice League cartoon!

The Line It Is Drawn: Classic TV Shows Continued as Comics

Fri, February 5th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

What if classic TV shows were continued as comic books? Xena and Red Sonja team-up, the Genie Jeannie versus the Dread Dormammu and more!

The World Outside: "Big Bang Theory" Asks, "Who Can Lift Thor's Hammer?"

Fri, February 5th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on comic books showing up in outside media, CSBG looks at how "The Big Bang Theory" asked who could life Mjolnir.

How Did Carnage Survive Literally Being Ripped in Half by the Sentry?

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest spotlight on outlandish ways super-villains survive seeming death explore's how Carnage survived being torn in two in outer space.

POLL: How Would You Like the "Supergirl/"Flash" Crossover to Go?

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Now that Grant Gustin's Flash is officially crossing over with Melissa Benoist on "Supergirl," how would you like to see the crossover play out?

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