Brian Cronin

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"That Time Superman Fought... Popeye?" and More Strange Stories

Sat, September 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Visit CSBG's collection of weird comic book stories, including in the 1970s when Popeye sort of kind of became a Superman supporting cast member.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did the White House Pay Spider-Man To Be Anti-Marijuana?

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Was Marvel really paid by the government for an anti-marijuana Spider-Man story? Why didn't we get a Frank Miller/Roger Stern Doctor Strange?

The Line It Is Drawn: What If Every TV Show Starred Superheroes?

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists drew the superhero versions of "Mad Men," "True Detective," "Jeopardy" and more!

POLL: Which "Agents of SHIELD" Character Are You Most Looking Forward To Seeing Debut In Season 2?

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." starting its second season next week, which of the show's new characters' debut are you most looking forward to?

TV Legends Revealed: Was There Almost Never a Cory and Topanga?

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Boy Meets World's" Cory and Topanga became an iconic couple for a generation of fans, but did the pairing of Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel nearly not happen?

LAST DAY: Vote for the 75 Most Memorable Moments in Marvel Comics History!

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This is the last day for you to submit your picks for the most memorable moments in Marvel history!

META-MESSAGES: Hulk With a Fin on His Head Revisited

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Revisit Erik Larsen's response in "Savage Dragon" to a joke in "Incredible Hulk" about Dragon being 'Hulk with a fin on his head.'

Looking to Connect: Spider-Man Covers

Tue, September 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on interconnected comic book covers, CSBG spotlights three batches of Spider-Man covers that combine to form larger images.

One Week Left to Vote for the Most Memorable Moments in Marvel History!

Sun, September 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG is collecting your votes for the most memorable moments in Marvel history! Click here to cast your vote! Don't skip the polls, vote today!

"Hey, It's the Hulk with a Fin on His Head!" & More Meta-Messages

Sun, September 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

See CSBG's collection of works poking fun at other comics (and creators), including the latest, Peter David poking fun at Erik Larsen's "Savage Dragon."

"They're Breaking Out of Arkham Asylum Again?!" Plus More Comic Book Cliches

Sat, September 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Check out's CSBG's archive of famous comic book cliches, including their latest -- inmates constantly breaking out of Arkham Asylum!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Created Batman's Origin?

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Which creator actually came up with the origin for Batman? How did Frank Miller get his start on "Daredevil?" And what's the Kingpin's name in France?

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes Sell Out!

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists drew superheroes shilling products! Wolverine for Band-Aid, Cyclops for Ray-Bans and Aquaman for fish sticks?!

POLL: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Wolverine Artist?

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The mutant known as Logan has had a veritable who's who of artists illustrate his adventures over the decades, but which one is your personal favorite?

The Greatest Supergirl Stories Ever Told

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Upon hearing that a TV series is in development, CSBG revisits its reader poll for the greatest Supergirl stories ever told!

Movie Legends Revealed: How Did an "Avengers" Extra Land a Lead Role in Whedon's Next Film?

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

We examine the amazing story of how a background extra in "The Avengers" ended up with a lead role in Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing."

"Breaking Bad" Comic Book Easter Eggs!

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest comic book easter eggs spotlight looks at "Breaking Bad's" Walter White (or his likeness) appearing in comics from "TMNT" to "Amazing Spider-Man."

Two Weeks Left to Vote for the Most Memorable Moments in Marvel History!

Sun, September 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG is collecting your votes for the most memorable moments in the history of Marvel Comics. Click here to cast your vote for your favorites!

"When Exactly Did Thor First Fight Hercules?" Plus More Comic Retcons

Sun, September 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Check out CSBG's collection of comic book retcons, including the surprisingly complicated history of when, exactly, Thor first met the God of Power, Hercules.

Male Heroes Forced to Wear Female Hero Costumes & More Line It Is Drawn Galleries

Sat, September 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Line artists have done a number of themes over the years, all collected in one place, including that time heroes swapped costumes along gender lines.

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