Brian Cronin

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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.

Was Superman's "Dead Again" Ending Changed Due to Spider-Man's "Clone Saga"?

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

Comic Book Legends Revealed examines whether negative reaction to the "Clone Saga" forced DC to change its plans for the Superman family event.

"14 Superheroes Who Turned Down Justice League Membership" & More Comic History

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

CSBG has an archive of interesting pieces of comic book history, like a look at 14 superheroes who turned down membership in the Justice League!

"So How Was Batman's Son Born?" and Other Dropped Comic Book Plots

Sat, June 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of notable dropped plots, like how Grant Morrison went in a different direction for the birth of Damian Wayne, Son of Batman.

The Top Five Most '90s Superheroes and More Top Five Lists

Sat, June 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a large library of top five countdowns, including their latest, the top five most "1990s" superheroes.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was the "Clone Saga" Invented to Make Spider-Man Single Again?

Fri, June 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Following Marvel's "Dead No More" reveal, revisit the "Clone Saga" with questions like who masterminded it? And how was Superman affected?

The Line It Is Drawn: Revelations More Shocking Than "Cap is a Member of Hydra!"

Fri, June 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Batman's parents... alive?! Gwenpool is Harley Quinn?! Aunt May killed Peter Parker's parents?! Wha --?

No One Can Use a Phone to Figure Out the X-Men Aren't Actually Dead?

Thu, June 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest spotlight on inexplicable comic book plots looks at when people thought the X-Men were dead for a year despite them still operating.

Movie Legends Revealed: Was "Good Will Hunting" Originally an Action Thriller?

Thu, June 16th, 2016 | Category: Film

We look back at how Ben Affleck and Matt Damon initially envisioned their acclaimed 1997 film as a wicked action thriller.

The Mystery of the Disappearing "Steve Ditko"

Wed, June 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks into why Steve Ditko's name was edited out of Marvel's "Spider-Man" letter columns and what Stan Lee's reasoning was at the time.

Top Five Ragnaroks for Marvel's Thor

Tue, June 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG counts down the top five times that Marvel Comics Asgardian hero Thor has encountered Ragnarok -- and lived (or not) to tell the tale.

The 25 Most Important "Action Comics" Issues Ever Published

Tue, June 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With Superman's iconic series resuming its original numbering, CBR showcases the 25 issues that left the biggest impact on comic book history.

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