Brian Cronin

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CSBG collects outdated cultural references in old comics, like the latest, Iron Man defeating the Mandarin by using his armor's...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

The Line It Is Drawn: A 4-Year-Old Fan Challenges Wonder Woman

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

Every suggestion for this week's Line it is Drawn came from the fertile imagination of a single 4-year-old Wonder Woman fan!

The 25 Greatest Valiant Comics Stories Countdown Hits the Top Ten!

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG continues to count down your picks for the 25 greatest Valiant Comics stories ever published. Catch up now and see what cracked the top ten.

The Top Five Avengers Courts-Martial

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As seen in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the Avengers are no strangers to internal conflicts. Check out CSBG's list of the top Avenger courts-martial!

TV LEGENDS REVEALED: What's The Secret, Lazy Origin Of "The Simpsons" Opening?

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

The opening sequence of "The Simpsons" has become a television classic, but what's the story behind it?

The 25 Greatest Valiant Comics Stories Countdown Begins!

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Valiant's 25th anniversary, CSBG tallied the votes and begins counting down your picks for the 25 greatest Valiant stories ever told.

POLL: Which New Comic Book-Based TV Series Are You Most Excited For Next Season?

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Of the five comic book-based series slated to debut next season, which are you most looking forward to?

"So Why is Quicksilver a Crazy Supervillain Now?" & More Comic Retcons

Sun, May 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Quicksilver was a maniacal, murderous supervillain for a period in the 1980s, and CSBG shows how Marvel explained that away & more notable retcons.

Did a Winsor McCay Animated Film Inspire the U.S. to Join World War I?

Sun, May 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Did McCay's film "The Sinking of the Lusitania," based on the sinking of the passenger ship, inspire the United States to join the war effort?

"When Did the Avengers First Assemble?" and More Comic Book Firsts

Sun, May 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

When did an Avenger first say "Avengers Assemble!" Find out the answer in CSBG's massive archive of famous comic book firsts.

"Of Course He's Magneto's Son, He Has the Same Hair!" & More Retro-Connections

Sat, May 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG spotlights retroactive connections between characters, like when seeing Magneto's hair led to the retcon that he fathered Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Nightwing's Engagement & Flash's Alter Ego

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Did Nightwing and Oracle get engaged because Dick was meant to die in "Infinite Crisis?" Plus, the secret of Argentina's Flush Man and more!

The Line It Is Drawn: Celebrate "Secret Wars" with Marvel Crossover Mash-Ups

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week's Line is all about mashing up Marvel crossovers, like "Born Again"/"Dark Phoenix Saga" or "Planet Hulk"/"Age of Apocalypse!"

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