Brian Cronin

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"How Many Times Can Thor Go Through Ragnarok?" & More Common Comic Plots

Sat, November 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the recently announced "Thor: Ragnarok" movie, CSBG looks at the various times Ragnarok has shown up in Marvel's "Thor" comics.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did George RR Martin Help Gaiman's "Sandman" Debut?

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Learn how "Sandman" was nearly never a comic book series before George R.R. Martin got involved! Plus, which creator was in a Tony-winning musical?

The Line It Is Drawn: Marvel Movies You'll Never See

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Comics Should Be Good takes on future Marvel movies that we'll never see, from Cap-Wolf to Frog-Thor and, of course, a Black Widow movie.

Of Course Green Goblin & Sandman are Cousins, They Have the Same Haircut!

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest character connections spotlight, CSBG looks at how John Byrne made Sandman & Green Goblin cousins based on their similar haircuts.

TV Legends Revealed: The Truth Behind CBS's "Scorpion"

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Every week on the hit TV series "Scorpion," we hear about Walter O'Brien having the fourth-highest IQ ever recorded. But is that really true?

That Time Spider-Man Fought... a Wall?!

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest spotlight on strange stories takes a look at the time Spider-Man fought a living wall, a character created by Joss Whedon's father!

Vote For the Greatest Comic Book Writers and Artists of All-Time!

Sun, November 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Comics Should Be Good is counting down the Top 100 comic book writers and artists of all-time, and YOU get to pick the list. Click here to vote!

"Why Are There No Marvel Comics on 'Big Bang Theory?'" & More Comic Questions

Sun, November 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG often answers fan questions, and the latest asks why is it that Marvel Comics merchandise never appears on CBS' sitcom "The Big Bang Theory."

"Spider-Man is... Batman" & More Comic Book Pop Culture References

Sat, November 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of pop culture references in old comic books, like Spider-Man poking fun at the first "Batman" movie and more!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Robin Going to Visit "Arkham Asylum"?

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Was Grant Morrison's "Arkham Asylum" originally going to feature Robin? And did "Peanuts" really coin the term 'security blanket'?

The Line It Is Drawn Wishes You a Happy Halloween!

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

It's the Line's annual Halloween celebration, featuring Batman in the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and much more!

POLL: Which Marvel Phase 3 or DC Entertainment Film Are You Most Excited For?

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Looking only at Marvel Phase 3 and Warner's announced DC Comics-based titles, which movie are you most looking forward to?

Movie Legends Revealed: Was the Owner in "Major League" Secretly the Hero?

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As the World Series finishes tonight, we reveal how the evil team owner in "Major League" was originally intended to be the hero of the classic baseball film.

Batgirl's Overhaul and More Soft Comic Book Reboots

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG spotlights a number of soft reboots in comics, including the latest overhaul of the new 52 "Batgirl!"

"Why Doesn't Superman Crush People He Catches?" & More Weird Fan Letters

Sun, October 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Silver Age Superman letters are always the best -- check out CSBG's collection of these letters and their often bizarre replies by Mort Weisinger.

Artificial Intelligence: A History of Ultron, the Avengers' New Big-Screen Villain

Sun, October 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following the release of the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer, here's a no-strings-attached introduction to the villain at the center of the film.

The Missing Flash and More Never-Reprinted Comic Books

Sun, October 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG spotlights great comics that were never reprinted, including the curious absence of Wally West Flash reprints and other forgotten stories.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Mighty Marvel Sound Effects Trademark

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Did "Twin Peaks" nearly find a second life as a comic book? Does Marvel actually own a trademark on "snikt" and "thwip?"

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Book Detectives

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Your favorite superheroes are playing detective on oddball cases drawn by our artists as suggested by you! Plus, surprise cameos by a certain TV detective!

The Long, Strange 40-Year History of Bobbie Morse, Marvel's Mockingbird

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following her TV debut on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," we revisit the extremely complicated history of Bobbi Morse, the hero known as Mockingbird.

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