Brian Cronin

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"Remember When Wolverine Didn't Have a Nose" & Other Abandoned Stories

Sun, March 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of famous examples of abandoned storylines, like the time that Wolverine went feral and devolved to the point of not even having a nose!

It's the I'ds of March at Comics Should Be Good!

Sat, March 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Ides of March mean CSBG shares its annual tweaks & changes they'd make to the comic book universe (like a Wonder Woman '77 comic...) and asks you to share yours!

When Did Joker First Kill with a Joy Buzzer? How About an Acid-Shooting Flower?

Sat, March 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG collects the debuts of pieces of comic book history, like the first time Joker killed someone with an electric joy buzzer or an acid-shooting flower or a bang flag gun.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Donald Duck's Oscar Dreams; Ms. Marvel's Costume Change

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Did Bruce Lee refuse to lose to Burt Ward's Robin? Did a Donald Duck cartoon get an Oscar nomination? Plus, Dave Cockrum's X-rated attempt to improve Ms. Marvel's costume.

The Line It Is Drawn: March M.O.D.O.K. Madness!

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Check out The Line It Is Drawn's celebrity M.O.D.O.K. transformations, including Snoop D.O.K, M.O.D.O.K. Chris Christie versus G.W. Bridge and much more!

That Time Spider-Man Made Fun of "Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali"

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at the issue of "Spider-Man" where Spidey makes fun of the delays behind DC Comics' "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali" in their latest Meta-Messages entry.

POLL: How Do You Rate The CW's "Flash" Costume?

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR wants to know: What do you think of Grant Gustin's heroic garb for the CW's "Flash" series?

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: "Pretty in Pink" Originally Ended With Andie & Duckie Together?

Wed, March 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "If You Leave" stuck in his head, Brian Cronin flashes back to 1986 to uncover the original ending of "Pretty in Pink."

Comic Book Easter Eggs: "Big Bang Theory" Cast Visits "Superior Spider-Man"

Wed, March 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG visits the "Big Bang Theory" cast in "Superior Spider-Man" and a deadly cameo by Edward & Tubbs from the League of Gentlemen in "Transmetropolitan."

VOTE: The Greatest Batman Covers of All-Time

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics' Batman, CSBG wants to hear what YOU think are the greatest Batman covers of all-time. Click here to vote!

What's the Most Iconic "Captain America" Cover?

Sun, March 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG answers this question and more with their collection of the five most iconic covers of Captain America, Wolverine, Punisher and More!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel Vs. DC, Byrne Vs. Liefeld

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

Did Marvel pull ads bragging over having won "DC vs. Marvel?" Who created L'il Abner's prototype? Did John Byrne swipe Rob Liefeld swiping Byrne?

The Line It Is Drawn: Internet Meme, Comic Book Style!

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

This week, our artists drew mash-ups of comic characters and internet memes - The Most Interesting Batman in the World, LOLCatwoman and much more!

That Time Spider-Man Invented a Device That Could Cancel Out Magnetism

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on outlandish plot resolutions, CSBG looks at when a teenage Peter Parker invented a device that could cancel out magnetism!

POLL: Which X-Man Character to Never Head An Ongoing Series Deserves A Solo Title?

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Which X-Man would you most like to see star in their own ongoing series for the first time?

TV Legends Revealed: Robert Downey Jr. Was Written Out of His Own TV Wedding

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

Learn how a pre-"Iron Man" Downey was fired from "Ally McBeal," leading to the big plans for the Season 4 finale to be scrapped.

"Forever Evil's" Mystery Character Revealed - Who Was That Masked Man?

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

With the identity of the Crime Syndicate's prisoner revealed in "Forever Evil" #6, CBR explores the history behind the mystery character.

VOTE: 75 Greatest Batman Cover of All Time!

Tue, March 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Batman's seventy-fifth anniversary, CSBG wants to know what YOU think are the greatest Batman covers of all-time!

"Nick Fury is... Dead!" Plus More Comic Book Cliches

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

New promos for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" suggest Nick Fury might be in mortal peril. Check out his many deaths and more comic book cliches!

"Spielberg Will Never Win an Oscar" & More Old Pop Culture References

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

In honor of the Oscars, CSBG invites you to check out a now-obscure Steven Spielberg reference in "Avengers" plus other outdated pop culture references!

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