Brian Cronin

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Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Edit the "Snap" From the Death of Gwen Stacy?

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Did Marvel remove the "snap" in "Death of Gwen Stacy" reprints? And was John Byrne almost an original Image Comics creator?

The Line it is Drawn Pays Tribute to Prince

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

This week, the Line pays tribute to the late, great Prince with a series of pieces starring the music icon.

When Did Batman and Catwoman First Kiss?

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has the answer to the reader-submitted question of when Batman and Catwoman shared their first kiss!

TV LEGENDS REVEALED: Does Marge Simpson Have Rabbit Ears Under Her Hair?

Wed, April 27th, 2016 | Category: TV

Discover whether Marge Simpson's signature big blue beehive actually disguises a pair of rabbit ears.

Hawkeye/Ant-Man or Green Arrow/Atom: Who Did the Arrow Trick First?

Tue, April 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With Ant-Man seen riding an arrow fired by Hawkeye in "Civil War," CSBG looks at which archer/shrinking hero duo first did the trick shot.

"Did Wolverine Really Found the X-Men?" & More Strange Comic Book Retcons

Sun, April 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's collection of notable retcons now includes the revelation that Wolverine might have formed the first X-Men team before Professor X did.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Peter David Nearly Quit Hulk Over Betty Banner's Pregnancy?

Sun, April 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David had a long, legendary run on "The Incredible Hulk," but he nearly left the title after a disagreement on a pregnancy storyline.

"Who Exactly Killed Gwen Stacy?" & More Comic Questions Answered

Sun, April 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG routinely answers reader-submitted questions, like how, exactly, did Gwen Stacy die? Did Spider-Man accidentally snap her neck or...?

Sure, Spider-Man Can Defeat Thor, Invisible Woman, Sasquatch and 7 Others at Once

Sat, April 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest spotlight on "bad" superhero fights examines the time Spider-Man took on -- and beat -- 10 heroes at once, including Thor!

"So is Hawkeye a Killer or Not?" and More Dropped Comic Book Plots

Sat, April 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Visit CSBG's archive of notable dropped plots like Hawkeye's odd history of being against againt, then for it, then against it again.

POLL: Who/What Was In the Rocket at the End of the "Supergirl" Finale?

Fri, April 22nd, 2016 | Category: TV

"Supergirl's" Season 1 finale ended with the tease of a new Kryptonian space-pod in National City. What do you think's inside?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Spider-Man Fight a Foe Based on Prince?!

Fri, April 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Did Marvel really create a Spider-villain based on Prince? And did Peter David nearly quit "Hulk" over Betty Banner's pregnancy being terminated?

The Line It Is Drawn: Hanna-Barbera Meets its Comic Book Match

Fri, April 22nd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The Line draws Hanna-Barbera characters meeting famous comic characters, including Kraven hunting Yogi Bear and Deadpool vs, Scrappy Doo & more!

11 Superheroes Who Turned Down Avengers Membership

Thu, April 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at the times eleven different Marvel Comics superheroes turned down Avengers membership, from Spider-Man to... the Black Cat?!

Why Did Spider-Man Skip Out on the Final Battle Against Onslaught?

Wed, April 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In a new feature on inexplicable plot points, CSBG examines how Spider-Man missed the final battle against Onslaught in the middle of Central Park.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Was Supergirl Nearly Superman's Love Interest in "Superman III"?

Wed, April 20th, 2016 | Category: Film

Learn whether Superman and Supergirl were going to be "kissing cousins" in the original treatment for "Superman III."

Tony Stark Created an A.I. That Took Over the World... in 1968?!

Tue, April 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Some comic book moments look amusing in hindsight, and CSBG revisits when Tony Stark created a rogue A.I. that conquered the world... before Ultron.

Did DC Comics Almost Change Its Name to Dynamic Comics in the '80s?

Sun, April 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Learn the true story behind Roy Thomas and Marv Wolfman's attempts to change the name of DC into something more action-packed.

"Did Professor X Brainwash Wolverine Into Joining the X-Men?" & More Famous Retcons

Sun, April 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of notable comic book retcons, like whether Wolverine was actually brainwashed by Professor X into joining the X-Men!

"Who Freed the Venom Symbiote Way Back When?" & More Comic Book Mysteries

Sat, April 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of mysteries that took years to resolve, like who freed the symbiote when Spider-Man gave it to the Fantastic Four to keep safe.

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