Brian Cronin

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Did Batman Knock Carnage Out Just by Punching Him a Lot?

Sun, August 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Carnage might have caused "Maximum Carnage," but Batman caused maximum damage on the Spider-Man villain in CSBG's latest "bad" fight spotlight.

"Wait, How Did Black Panther and Storm Meet?" & More Comic Book Retcons

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Check out CSBG's archive of notable comic book retcons, including the back-and-forth retcons over how Storm and Black Panther first met.

Vote for the 100 Greatest DC and Marvel Comic Characters of All-Time!

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

It's that time of the year. CSBG is doing their annual Top 100 survey and this time it's the Top 100 DC & Marvel Characters. Vote for your favorites!

Did Gene Day Sell a "Star Wars" Prints Portfolio Without Lucasfilm's Permission?

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Portfolios featuring copyrighted work is nothing new, but what happens when you use creations from a particularly litigious company? Find out!

"So Wolverine Even Knows Spider-Man's Parents?" & More Retro Connections

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG spotlights retroactive connections between characters, like how everyone seems to have met Wolverine -- even Spider-Man's parents!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Decided to Kill Gwen Stacy?

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Was it Gerry Conway or John Romita who decided to kill Gwen Stacy? And was the action figure for "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" just a repainted Green Arrow?

The Line It Is Drawn: A Jack Kirby Birthday Tribute

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Line pays tribute to the King with drawings featuring some of his most famous comic book creations!

Can Cyclops Not Control His Powers Because of a Head Injury?

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In CSBG's latest spotlight on notable retcons, learn the tale of Cyclops' head injury as a child and its effect on his mutant powers!

POLL: Are You Team Captain America, or Team Iron Man in "Civil War"?

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Based on reports of how the sides break down in "Captain America: Civil War," which side are you rooting for?

Top Five Marvel Characters Retroactively Powered by Apocalypse

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel frequently retcons the villainous Apocalypse into the origins of various X-Men characters, and CSBG shares the best of these retrofits.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Did Carrie Fisher Have A Career As A Script Doctor?

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Film

This week we discover whether the "Star Wars" icon had a second, uncredited career polishing scripts for Hollywood movies.

POLL: Which "Uncanny X-Men" Team Member Are You Most Excited About?

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With the roster of Cullen Bunn and Greg Land's "Uncanny X-Men" now revealed, which character are you most looking forward to reading about?

"Time-Traveling Incest in 'X-Men?'" Plus More Bad Comic Book Ideas

Sun, August 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of ill-advised comic book plots, like the X-Men character who went back in time to use his powers to seduce... his own mom?

Did Marvel Release an Elektra Toy That Was Just Psylocke with New Paint?

Sun, August 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Re-purposing action figures is nothing new, but shouldn't there be, you know, consideration for the appearance of each character?

Did Black Widow Just Choke Out Wonder Man?

Sun, August 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on "bad" comic book fights, CSBG examines Black Widow's surprising success in the second "Contest of Champions."

"Wolverine Crying (Again)" and More Comic Book Cliches

Sat, August 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

He's one of the toughest heroes around, but he has a sensitive side. CSBG spotlights examples of Logan crying and other notable comic book cliches.

"The Most Swipe-Filled Issues of Wolverine Ever?" & More Pieces of Comic Book History

Sat, August 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG collects interesting bits of comic book history, like the back-to-back 1994 "Wolverine" issues with so many swipes of Jim Lee's art it's crazy.

POLL: Who Is Marvel's Most Badass Female Hero?

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

We want to know - who do you think is Marvel's most badass female hero?

COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED: When Did Marvel Ban Smoking?

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Learn when Marvel had its first smoking ban! The year might surprise you! Plus, legends involving Psylocke, Elektra, Black Panther and Thor!

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Book TV Team-Ups!

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

This week, team-ups between live-action comic book TV characters, like Agent Coulson and Batman. Plus, a mini-tribute to Yvonne Craig, TV's Batgirl

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