Brian Cronin

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Top Five Times Steve Rogers Quit Being Captain America

Thu, May 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With Steve Rogers returning as Captain America next week, CSBG looks back at the top five times he quit (and then returned) as Captain America.

Movie Legends Revealed: Was Darth Vader Almost Killed Off in the Second "Star Wars" Film?

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Film

Discover why George Lucas originally didn't think Darth Vader was such a great villain and wanted to kill him off as soon as possible.

Celebrating the Career & Creations of Marv Wolfman

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Known best for writing DC Comics' "Teen Titans" series, Wolfman's body of work is probably more expansive and eclectic than most fans realize.

Did the Scarlet Witch Simply Forget That She Once Had Kids?

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In its latest look at notable retcons, CSBG examines the strange history of the Scarlet Witch remembering - and forgetting - she once had children.

Does the Black Panther Seriously Have ESP?

Tue, May 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG revisits the strange point in Marvel Comics history when Black Panther gained telepathic and precognitive abilities. No, seriously!

"Has Iron Man Ever Lifted Thor's Hammer? Anyone Else?" and More Comic Book Questions Answered

Sun, May 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG answers reader-submitted questions, like the latest: Has Iron Man lifted Thor's hammer? If not, just who HAS over the years?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Who Was the Red Hood in Dan Slott's "Batman Adventures" Run?

Sun, May 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Although "Batman Adventures" was canceled before the mystery could be solved, Dan Slott eventually revealed the Red Hood's identity.

"Does Captain America Even Know What MySpace Is?" and More Comic Plots Best Forgotten

Sun, May 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of comic plots probably best forgotten, including "Does Captain America even know what MySpace is?" rhetorical attack from "Civil War: Frontline."

"How Scarlet Witch & Vision's Lives Were Ruined" and More Notable Comic Book Retcons

Sat, May 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG massive library retcons includes the shocking, convoluted way Immortus ruined the Vision and Scarlet Witch's lives for his own goals.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Spider-Verse" Really Feature Every Spider-Man?

Fri, May 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Did Spider-Verse really have an appearance from every Spider-Man iteration? And who was the Red Hood in Dan Slott and Ty Templeton's "Batman Adventures?"

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes Fighting Superheroes!!

Fri, May 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

This week, "Civil War" leaks into The Line, with our artists depicting superheroes... fighting other superheroes!

What the Heck Happened to Blade’s Missing Hand?

Fri, May 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Remember the time Marvel's resident vampire hunter lost a hand? So why does he have two hands, now?

The Secret Villain Behind "Civil War"

Thu, May 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG reveals the mysterious villain who helped orchestrate the events that led to Marvel's first "Civil War."

TV LEGENDS REVEALED: What Dark Secret Did Inara's Syringe Hold on "Firefly"?

Thu, May 12th, 2016 | Category: TV

Discover the dark storyline Joss Whedon had planned for Inara involving the mysterious syringe from the first episode of "Firefly."

That Time Captain America Had to Dress Like an Old Lady to Stop the Nazis

Wed, May 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Remember the time Captain America had to dress like an old lady to sneak into Germany to stop a Nazi plot?

Iron Man's Hidden Reason for Supporting "Civil War's" Superhuman Registration

Tue, May 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at the (almost) hidden reason why Tony Stark/Iron Man supported the Superhuman Registration Act during Marvel's "Civil War."

"That Time Marvel Compared Japanese Internment to Spider-Man's Secret ID" & More Bad Ideas

Sun, May 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's archive of bad comic book ideas includes the "Civil War" story that compared Japanese internment camps during WWII to Spider-Man.

Was Captain America Nemesis the Red Skull Inspired by an Ice Cream Sundae?

Sun, May 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Simon's great eye for design was once tested by... a delicious frozen treat?! Learn the bizarre origin of Captain America's greatest foe.

Top Five Biggest Continuity Conflicts in "Civil War" and More Top Five Lists

Sun, May 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's library of top five lists includes a look at the biggest continuity conflicts during "Civil War," like if registered heroes work for SHIELD.

Captain America & Iron Man Legends Revealed!

Sat, May 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

To commemorate "Captain America: Civil War," CSBG spotlights past legends about the two men at the center of "Civil War" -- Cap and Iron Man!

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