Brian Cronin

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Did Black Widow Just Choke Out Wonder Man?

Sun, August 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on "bad" comic book fights, CSBG examines Black Widow's surprising success in the second "Contest of Champions."

"Wolverine Crying (Again)" and More Comic Book Cliches

Sat, August 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

He's one of the toughest heroes around, but he has a sensitive side. CSBG spotlights examples of Logan crying and other notable comic book cliches.

"The Most Swipe-Filled Issues of Wolverine Ever?" & More Pieces of Comic Book History

Sat, August 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG collects interesting bits of comic book history, like the back-to-back 1994 "Wolverine" issues with so many swipes of Jim Lee's art it's crazy.

POLL: Who Is Marvel's Most Badass Female Hero?

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

We want to know - who do you think is Marvel's most badass female hero?

COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED: When Did Marvel Ban Smoking?

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Learn when Marvel had its first smoking ban! The year might surprise you! Plus, legends involving Psylocke, Elektra, Black Panther and Thor!

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Book TV Team-Ups!

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

This week, team-ups between live-action comic book TV characters, like Agent Coulson and Batman. Plus, a mini-tribute to Yvonne Craig, TV's Batgirl

When Did Deadpool's Word Balloons Become Yellow?

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest spotlight on on comic book lore, CSBG shows where Deadpool's word balloons first became yellow, which took a surprisingly long time.

Did Yvonne Craig Nearly Star in a Solo "Batgirl" Series Before Joining "Batman" Instead?

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: TV

Did Yvonne Craig nearly star in her own "Batgirl" series before becoming part of "Batman?" CSBG revisits a classic CBLR to find out the answer.

TV LEGENDS REVEALED: What "How I Met Your Mother" Mystery Was Never Solved?

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: TV

Discover how close a "How I Met Your Mother" mystery from the first season came to being revealed on one of the last episodes of the show.

The Top Five Jacket-Wearing Marvel Teams of the 1990s

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

For some reason, jackets ruled at Marvel in the 1990s. CSBG spotlights the top five Marvel superhero teams that embraced cold weather fashion.

What Cause Lured Yvonne Craig Out of Retirement to Play Batgirl One Last Time?

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: TV

In this classic CBLR, discover Yvonne Craig's last performance as Batgirl in a special PSA for Women's Rights years after the "Batman" TV series.

Why is Superman Tormenting Jimmy Olsen After Adopting Him?

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's new feature on convoluted comic book plot resolutions looks at when Superman thought tormenting Jimmy Olsen was the only way to save him.

Weird Ad: "Hey Ladies, Let Us Explain to You How to Get and Keep a Job"

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest feature on weird comic book ads, CSBG looks at a patronizing guide to employment from a PSA in a 1950s romance comic book.

Did Jack Kirby Design "Devil Dinosaur" as an Animated Series?

Sun, August 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With "Devil Dinosaur" getting a new series from Marvel, CSBG looks back at its surprising 1970s origins, and if it was meant for another medium.

Did Venom Just Beat the Crap Out of Superman?

Sun, August 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on "bad" superhero fights, CSBG looks at the surprising success Venom had in battle against the Man of Steel!

"The Daredevil Villain Who Literally Went Nowhere" & More Unresolved Comic Book Plots

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG unresolved comic plots include possibly the most obscure Marvel Comics character of all-time! Are you ready for the Sky-Walker?

"What Do You Think About Alligators, Cabbage and Negroes?" & More Bizarre Comic Book Ads

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of bizarre ads, including a PSA that asked kids to rank their enjoyment of things like alligators, cabbage... and Negroes?!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: The Story Behind Psylocke's Race Change

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week, we take a look at the mysterious origins of Psylocke's transformation from white Brit to Asian assassin. Plus, the creation of Devil Dinosaur!

The Line It Is Drawn: Superheroes Versus Famous Wrestlers!

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the late Rowdy Roddy Piper, our artists drew superheroes taking on famous wrestlers, like Hercules and Piper in a "Skirt Skirmish!"

That Time Archangel Had Sex With a Teenager. In the Sky. Above Her Mom

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In CSBG's latest look at plots best ignored, we visit at the time the X-Man Archangel had sex with one of his teenaged teammates while flying above her mom.

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