Brian Cronin

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Did an Animator Self-Publish a Comic to Keep His Creation Safe from Hanna-Barbera?

Sun, July 19th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Learn how veteran animator Warren Greenwood pitched his Space Dog to his bosses -- and then retroactively protected his creation from theft.

"Hank Pym's Dead Wife is Alive! No, Never Mind" & More Comic Book Retcons

Sun, July 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of famous comic book retcons, including the brief return of Hank Pym's dead first wife in the pages of "West Coast Avengers."

"What Marvel Villain Got His Name From a Dirty Limerick?" & More Obscure References

Sat, July 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of obscure pop culture references in comics, including the bawdy origin of a Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Silver Age super villain.

The Wasp Unfairly Stung in Classic Avengers Fight

Sat, July 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

One "Avengers Annual" keeps popping up in CSBG's spotlight on "bad" superhero fights, and now it makes another appearance for Wasp vs. her her ex.

The Truth Behind Hank Pym & the Wasp's Domestic Abuse Story

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Hank Pym is forever haunted by the time he struck his wife, Janet Van Dyne, but in this classic edition of CBLR, discover if it was actually supposed to happen.

COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED: Was Wolverine Nearly an Ex- X-Man?

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Was Wolverine about to be written out of the X-Men when John Byrne took over? Did Walter Simonson create his "Surtur Saga" ten years before writing "Thor"?

The Line It Is Drawn: Unlikely Marvel Movies

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

With "Ant-Man" in theaters, we can't say these will never happen. Uur artists drew some of your ideas for unlikely Marvel Movies.

Ten Goofiest Moments in the First Ten Ant-Man Comics

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" arriving tomorrow, CSBG spotlights the goofiest moments from the first ten comics featuring Ant-Man.

When Did Uncle Ben First Say "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility?"

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Discover the surprising place where we first heard Uncle Ben tell Peter Parker that "with great power there must also come great responsibility."

Movie Legends Revealed: Does Marvel Not Own the Film Rights to the Hulk?

Wed, July 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

This week, prepare to learn about the complicated world of film rights when we delve into whether Marvel owns the right to make a "Hulk" movie.

Why Weren't the X-Men in 'Infinity Gauntlet?'" & More Comic Book Questions Answered

Wed, July 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of answers to reader-submitted questions, like their latest, just why exactly weren't the X-Men in "Infinity Gauntlet?"

The Sad Death of the Hobgoblin

Tue, July 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest look at "bad" comic fights, CSBG revisits the disappointing death of Spidey foe Hobgoblin, which was thankfully later retconned.

"Did Justice League HQ Just Get Destroyed AGAIN?" & More Comic Book Cliches

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG collects plots writers go to over and over, and the latest looks at just how many times the Justice League's headquarters has been destroyed.

"When Did Wonder Woman First Fly?" and More Comic Book Firsts

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of notable comic book firsts, including their latest: When did Wonder Woman first gain the ability to fly?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Miller Vs. Janson on "Dark Knight Returns"?

Fri, July 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Did Frank Miller really have an issue with Klaus Janson's inks when the two were working together on "Dark Knight Returns?"

The Line It Is Drawn: Modern Day Superhero Hostess Comic Book Ads

Fri, July 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week, we present some modern day superhero Hostess ads. From Sin City to Harley Quinn to Spider-Gwen, everyone loves that fruit filling!

The Top Five Most Awkward Aunt May Moments, Ever

Fri, July 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Celebrate Aunt May's impending film return with a spotlight on the most awkward interactions she's ever had with her nephew, Peter Parker!

Remember That Time Aunt May Was a Herald of Galactus?

Thu, July 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Aunt May cast in the new "Spider-Man" film, CSBG revisits her strangest story ever -- not a dream, not a hoax -- when May was the herald of Galactus!

TV LEGENDS REVEALED: Was Mr. Smithers On "The Simpsons" Originally Black And Married?

Wed, July 8th, 2015 | Category: TV

As Harry Shearer returns to "The Simpsons," we spotlight a legend involving one of the characters he plays: Was Mr. Smithers originally black, and married with children?

The Top Five Times Peter Parker Decided He was "Spider-Man... No More!"

Wed, July 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG counts down the top five times Peter Parker decided to hang up the webs and call it a day on his vigilante career as Spider-Man.

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