Brian Cronin

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"So What's the Deal With Hawkeye's Hearing?" & More Comic Book Retcons

Sat, July 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of notable comic book retcons, like the surprisingly complicated history of whether or not Hawkeye is hearing impaired.

Comic Book Legends: How Kevin Smith's "Daredevil" Almost Never Happened

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Was Kevin Smith's "Daredevil" run almost over before it began? And see the "Ghostbusters II" comic's ending Columbia Pictures wouldn't let be published!

How the First Avengers vs. X-Men Crossover Saved Magneto from Villainy

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest look at a dropped plots shows how Marvel changed course about Magneto's return to villainy in the first "X-Men vs. Avengers" series.

Line it is Drawn Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of DC & Marvel's Amalgam

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Line celebrates the unique crossover event from two decades ago with some original inter-publisher mash-up of our own!

That Time Hawkeye Defeated the Hulk One-on-One... Nearly 50 Years Ago!

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Now that they share some heavy duty history, CSBG looks back at one of their strangest fights, when Hawkeye took on the Hulk solo... and won?!

10 Times Hawkeye Ironically Said Superheroes Shouldn't Kill

Thu, July 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

After the shocking events of "Civil War II" #3, CBR looks at ten times Clint Barton talked about killing that are hilarious in hindsight.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: How "Ghostbusters" Marginalized Winston

Thu, July 14th, 2016 | Category: Film

Discover how the character of Winston went from a major player in the 1984 comedy to being such a small part that it haunted Ernie Hudson for years.

POLL: What Do You Think of [Spoiler's] "Civil War II" Death?

Thu, July 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Now that we know who died -- and who did the killing -- in "Civil War II" #3, what did you think? Was it a fitting end for one of Marvel's oldest characters?

The Incredible Hulk's 17 Greatest Moments of All-Time

Wed, July 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Bruce Banner's green-hued alter ego, CBR commemorates 17 times the Hulk smashed his way to glory at Marvel Comics.

Which Marvel/DC Characters Have Lasted the Longest Without Dying?

Tue, July 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG tries to answer a reader-submitted question about which DC and Marvel characters has escaped death the longest, and it's a tricky one.

The Top Five Batman Elseworlds Stories & More Top Five Lists

Sun, July 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of top five countdowns, including their latest, a look at DC Comics' top five Batman Elseworlds storylines.

Was "Power Girl's" Terra Supposed to be a Brand New DC Character?

Sun, July 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

You probably remember Terra from Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Amanda Conner's "Power Girl," but do you know what the original plan for her was?

12 Times Mary Jane Watson Saved the Day (& Spider-Man)

Sun, July 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Mary Jane saved Spider-Man and Iron Man this week as the Iron Spider, and CBR spotlights a dozen other times she became a hero and saved the day.

Mephisto's Son Beat the Avengers, but Don't Worry -- Miles Morales Can Handle Him

Sun, July 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The latest "bad" superhero fight spotlight falls on Miles Morales taking out the son of Mephisto when the rest of the Avengers couldn't beat him.

"How Marvel Made 'X-Men 2' Tie into the Comics" & More TV/Film Influences on Comics

Sat, July 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG explains how the sequel to "God Loves, Man Kills" was stretched and altered to make it tie into the second X-Men film, "X2: X-Men United."

"Was 'Thor's' Jane Foster Once Deemed 'Unworthy'" & More Forgotten Storylines

Sat, July 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jane Foster is a worthy Thor today, but was she once ruled "unworthy" to wield Mjolnir? CSBG explains that story and more forgotten comic book plots.

Comic Book Legends: The Truth Behind Spider-Man and MJ's Baby

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Was Mary Jane and Peter Parker's baby originally meant to live? And who was the visual inspiration for Wolverine?

13 Times Bruce Banner Was Cured of Being the Hulk

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR looks at the incredible 13 times Bruce Banner was seemingly cured of his Hulk affliction while debating whether the current cure will last.

Line it is Drawn: Celebrating DC vs. Marvel's 20th Anniversary

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the 20th anniversary of DC vs. Marvel, the Line draws brand new battles between the universe's biggest characters!

When Did Deadpool's Mask Get That Point On It?

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Deadpool's face mask is distinguished by the point on the back of it, but it wasn't always there. CSBG answers when it became part of his look.

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