Brian Cronin

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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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Were Cap & Iron Man Originally on Opposite Sides in "Civil War?"

Fri, May 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of "Captain America: Civil War," learn whether Captain America and Iron Man were supposed to face off during Marvel's first "Civil War!"

The Line it is Drawn: Classic DC Comics Cover Homages

Fri, May 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

This week, the Line artists draw homages of classic DC Comics covers, plus a bonus homage to Brian Bolland's classic "Killing Joke" Joker!

Top Five Captain America/Iron Man Fights

Fri, May 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" now in theaters, CSBG revisits the top five comic book fights between Captain America and Iron Man.

When Did Captain America's Shield Become Indestructible?

Thu, May 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Believe it or not, for decades Captain America's shield wasn't indestructible. Find out when it finally became that way!

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Did Doc Ock and Mary Jane Nearly Date in "Spider-Man 2"?

Wed, May 4th, 2016 | Category: Film

Discover whether there was almost a love triangle in "Spider-Man 2" involving Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and ... Doctor Octopus.

Celebrate Star Wars Day With These Comic Book Easter Eggs!

Wed, May 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Unexpected guest star cameos, unofficial crossovers and more "Star Wars"-themed comic book homages!

The Entire DC Universe Is At Risk! Eight Heroes Should Be Enough -- Right?

Wed, May 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Why did the New Gods' Highfather select just eight superheroes to protect the entire DC Universe in "Cosmic Odyssey?"

POLL: Which DC Comics Rebirth Costume Redesign Is Your Favorite?

Tue, May 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Batman. Wonder Woman. Superman. Harley Quinn. Which of DC's recently revealed Rebirth redesigns do you like best?

"Has the Hulk Ever Lifted Thor's Hammer?" & Other Comic Book Questions Answered

Sun, May 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG answers a variety of reader-submitted questions, like their latest -- has the Incredible Hulk ever lifted Thor's hammer, Mjolnir?

Was John Byrne Supposed to Join Image Comics at the Very Beginning?

Sun, May 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Comic Book Legends Revealed examines whether writer/artist John Byrne was asked to join Image as the company was being founded in the '90s.

The Top Five Coolest Moments From Marvel's "Civil War" and More Top Five Lists

Sun, May 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a library of top five countdowns, including the latest, the five coolest moments from Marvel's original "Civil War" crossover event.

That Time the X-Men Decided to Hunt Down Mutants & Other Plots Best Forgotten

Sat, April 30th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of comic book plots that didn't go so well, like when the original X-Men pretended their own and foster anti-mutant hysteria.

"What the Heck Was in Scarlet Witch's Closet?" & More Unresolved Stories

Sat, April 30th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's archive of notable unresolved comic plots includes things like what was in the Scarlet Witch's closet in "New Avengers" after "House of M?"

When Did Iron Man Become Tony Stark's Bodyguard?

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Everyone knows Iron Man was Tony Stark's bodyguard for decades in the comics, but that wasn't always the case. So when did the arrangement start?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Edit the "Snap" From the Death of Gwen Stacy?

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Did Marvel remove the "snap" in "Death of Gwen Stacy" reprints? And was John Byrne almost an original Image Comics creator?

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