Brian Cronin

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An "X-Force" To Be Reckoned With - Marvel's Mutant Militia Turns 25

Tue, June 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In 1991, Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza remade the X-Men's teen team into a take-no-prisoners paramilitary unit, defining a decade and breaking sales records.

"Green Lanterns" Core: Who Are Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz?

Mon, June 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Earth now has two Green Lanterns protecting it -- learn the origins of Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, the GLs of Sector 2814.

"Top Five Spider-Man 'What If...?' Deaths" & More Top Five Lists

Sun, June 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a library of top five lists, including their latest -- the top five Spider-Man deaths in Marvel's "What If...?" comics.

12 Greatest Comic Book Alien Invasions

Sun, June 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

If "Independence Day: Resurgence" isn't your idea of fun, then settle in with CBR's rundown of the best alien invasions in comics.

Did Neal Adams Re-Write the Green Arrow/Speedy Drug Story's Ending?

Sun, June 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Comic Book Legends Revealed looks at what was supposed to happen in the famed "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" story and just why it was changed.

"Remember When Wolverine's Healing Factor Failed & He Kept Hallucinating?" & More Dropped Plots

Sun, June 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's notable dropped plots archive include Logan's missing healing factor, the hallucinations it caused and how it all just... stopped.

"Does Deadpool Actually LIKE Chimichangas?" & More Comic Book Questions Answered

Sat, June 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG answers reader-submitted questions, including the surprisingly tricky question of whether Deadpool actually likes Chimichangas... or not.

"Green Arrow Cheated on Black Canary and Blamed the Other Woman" & More Iffy Plots

Sat, June 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of comic book plots that should be forgotten, like when Ollie cheated on Black Canary and then blamed the woman he slept with.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Were Cyclops & Maddie Pryor Meant to Live Happily Ever After?

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Plus, how did Neal Adams change the ending of the Green Arrow/Speedy drug story? And, was there a hidden Batman reference on "Spider-Man Animated Series"?

Todd McFarlane Makes Fun of...Todd McFarlane?

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at the time Todd McFarlane sneaked some jokes into "Amazing Spider-Man" making fun of...Todd McFarlane?!

"Justice League" Movie's Tech Explained: What's a Mother Box?

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

We know the movie's big villain has three of them, but what is a Mother Box, and why are they so important to the DC Films universe?

The Line It Is Drawn: Sequels to Classic Comic Book Storylines!

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists envision sequels to famous storylines, like "Kraven's Next Hunt" and even more Frog superheroes!

Who is Vulko? Willem Dafoe's "Justice League" Character Explained

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

He's been Aquaman's ally, King of Atlantis and an enemy of two worlds. Explore the Atlantean Dafoe will bring to life in DC's "Justice League" film.

TV Legends Revealed: Which "Simpsons" Episode Actually Saved Lives?

Thu, June 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

Learn the surprising life-saving legacy of a classic early episode of the long-running animated series.

The Tragic Reason Peter Parker's Aunt May Had No Children of Her Own

Wed, June 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at how Roger Stern finally resolved an 1983 Spider-Man story about Aunt May's past in 2009, and how it explained her never having kids.

Trace Spider-Man's Video Game Evolution, From 8-Bit Hero to 3D Web-Slinger

Wed, June 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games, Film

CBR traces Spidey's complete video game history, from his "Donkey Kong"-like origins to his modern day epic adventures.

Who Is Steppenwolf? "Justice League" Movie Villain Explained

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

With Jack Kirby's Fourth World villain poised to make life difficult for DC's big screen superheroes, CBR presents the history of Darkseid's uncle.

The Great Love Triangle of the Justice League's Green Arrow, Black Canary and... Batman?

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Revisit the DC Comics love triangle that sprung up briefly between Green Arrow, Black Canary and the Dark Knight himself, Batman.

"Is Cyclops a Sociopath?" and More Comic Book Questions Answered

Sun, June 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has the answers to a bunch of reader-submitted questions, like their latest: is long-time X-Men leader Cyclops a super powered sociopath?

Green Arrow and Black Canary: A Rocky Love Affair

Sun, June 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With Oliver Queen and Black Canary finally getting together in Rebirth, CBR looks back at their storied relationship.

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