Brian Cronin

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TV LEGENDS REVEALED: Discover "Family Guy's" Nearly "MAD" Origins

Wed, May 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

This week, learn how "Family Guy" made it to the air, and just how close it came to being part of another Fox show!

Abandoned An' Forsaked: What Are Blade's Powers, Exactly?

Tue, May 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's spotlight on notable retcons looks at the odd history of the origins of Blade's powers -- were they there from birth, or did Morbius cause them?

Follow the Path: Green Lantern John Stewart's Marine Background

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's new feature examines synergy between comics and other media, starting with how DC's John Stewart became a marine to match his cartoon counterpart.

Twenty Goofy Silver Age War Stories

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG celebrates Memorial Day by looking at some classic Silver Age war comics that had a decidedly odd (but awesome) flair to them!

Marvel's Assistant Editor's Month: A Look Back

Sun, May 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With David Letterman retiring and people citing his "Avengers" appearance, CSBG looks at what every Marvel comic did for that "event."

With Great Power Comes Great Marketability: Bill Walko Talks "Hero Business"

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG speaks with former Line it is Drawn artist Bill Walko about his webcomic, "The Hero Business," and bringing it to print via Kickstarter.

Did Spider-Man Defeat the Juggernaut by Luring Him into Wet Cement?

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Many fans have different recollections when it comes to the "Amazing Spider-Man" story that saw Spidey take on the unstoppable X-Men villain.

"Are You Prepared to Learn What Cube Lube Is?" & More Crazy Comic Book Ads

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of weird comic book ads, including one of the stranger products out there -- Cube Lube. What does it do? Find out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Mechanical Web Shooters, John Byrne's Superman

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Who was responsible for Spidey's mechanical web shooters arriving onscreen? Did "Man of Steel" almost have a morbid coincidence with the Challenger explosion?

The Line It Is Drawn: Rock Out with Superhero Bands

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

It's time to rock, as the Line crosses superheroes with famous rock stars, like the X-Men/Go-Gos, David Bowie as Starman (naturally) and Bono as Iron Man!

Wonder Woman Line It Is Drawn Coloring Book Fun

Thu, May 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

After requests for black-and-white versions of last week's 4-year-old suggested Wonder Woman Line, CSBG now has printable pages perfect for coloring!

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Was "Back To The Future" Always "To Be Continued"?

Wed, May 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

This week we take the DeLorean up to 88 MPH to find out if the original "Back to the Future" really ended with "To Be Continued ..."

What Is the Secret Origin of Foggy Nelson's Nickame?

Wed, May 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Thanks to Netflix's "Daredevil," Foggy Nelson has become a household name. One question keeps popping up, though - where did his nickname come from?

The 25 Greatest Valiant Comics Stories Ever Told Master List

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The countdown is complete and now we have a master list of your picks for the 25 greatest Valiant Comics stories ever told.

"Clark Kent & Bruce Wayne Meeting Each Other for the First Time" & More Comic Cliches

Sun, May 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC likes for Superman and Batman to meet each other for the first time... a LOT. Check out all their first meetings and more recurring comic book themes.

What is the Secret Origin of "Batman: The Killing Joke?"

Sun, May 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Did Alan Moore & Brian Bolland's acclaimed graphic novel that explored the relationship between Batman and Joker begin its life as an annual?

Did Hawkeye Just Defeat She-Hulk... Without His Bows & Arrows?

Sun, May 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest look at "bad" superhero fights, CSBG checks out the time Hawkeye defeated She-Hulk even after she destroyed his bow and arrows.

"When Iron Man Used a Slide Rule to Save the Day" & More Blasts From the Past

Sat, May 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG collects outdated cultural references in old comics, like the latest, Iron Man defeating the Mandarin by using his armor's... slide rule?!

That Time Supergirl & Wonder Woman Gave Up Superheroing Because It Was Too "Manly"

Sat, May 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Those worried about CBS' "Supergirl" shouldn't check out the time Supergirl and Wonder Woman gave up the hero game so cute boys would like them.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: What Was the Original "Spider-Men" Plan?

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Discover if we nearly saw a Marvel U version of Miles Morales in "Spider-Men," did Falcon almost star in an ongoing series, and what is "The Killing Joke's" origin?

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