Brian Cronin

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The Lesser Known Batman Impersonators

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Jim Gordon beginning his Batman tenure today, CSBG spotlights five of the least memorable characters to have worn the cowl over the years.

Remember That Time Darkseid Got Mugged In An Alley?

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With "The Darkseid War" just starting, let's re-visit one of the New God's lesser-known fights, when he got mugged by a couple of punks in a back alley!

Power Girl's Magical Virgin Pregnancy and Other Bad Comic Book Plot Ideas

Sun, June 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of really bad comic book plot ideas, including the idea for Power Girl to have a magical virgin pregnancy for some reason.

What's Up with Ms. Marvel Turning into She-Hulk in "Contest of Champions?"

Sun, June 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Was She-Hulk’s fight in Marvel's "Contest of Champions" originally drawn as a Ms. Marvel fight? Find out if this Legend is true or false.

"Wolverine Pays Back Rogue's Sacrifice" & More Cool Comic Book Moments

Sun, June 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Visit CSBG's collection of awesome comic book moments, like Wolverine repaying Rogue's sacrifice as she first proves she belongs on the X-Men.

"Maybe This Batman Guy Will Work Out": Promotional Ads for Legendary Superheroes

Sat, June 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest comic book ad spotlight looks at house ads promoting the first appearances of classic superheroes like Batman, Hulk & Superman.

Modern Day Superhero Hostess Ads & More Line it is Drawn Galleries

Sat, June 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of every Line it is Drawn gallery, including two spotlights on modern day superhero Hostess Ads!

POLL: Which "All-New, All-Different" Marvel Hero Are You Most Looking Forward To?

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

When the dust settles and Battleworld is no more, which of these characters are you most excited to see leave their stamp on the Marvel Universe?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Marvel's Mighty Continuity Gaffe

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Did Marvel once close out a major crossover with a huge, story-altering mistake? Plus, does Don Rosa really hate "DuckTales?"

The Line It Is Drawn: Saying "Farewell" to DC Comics' New 52

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists say goodbye to DC's New 52 while also paying tribute to the 52nd birthday of one of their fellow Liners.

The Wrong Side: Did Hawkeye Just Take Down Iron Man -- and The Hulk??

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest look at "bad" superhero fights recalls the classic Avengers tale where Hawkeye managed to take out the Hulk with a single arrow!

Even Thor is Obsessed with Who Would Win in a Thor/Hulk Fight?

Thu, June 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on strange comics, CSBG looks at the classic Lee/Kirby story where Thor & his fans debated if he could take Hulk in a fight.

Movie Legends Revealed: Was O.J. Simpson Originally Going to Play The Terminator?

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

Travel to the past and learn whether O.J. Simpson was originally going to star as the cyborg assassin in James Cameron's sci-fi classic.

A History of Trans Characters at DC and Marvel

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG examines DC and Marvel's history with trans characters, from "Sandman" in 1991 to "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" in 2015.

Did Red Hulk Just Beat the Stuffing Out of Thor?

Sun, May 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest look at "bad" superhero fights, CSBG sees the god of thunder, Thor, get handled a bit too easily by the Red Hulk. 

"Can the X-Men's Dazzler Really Not Die?" & More Unresolved Comic Plots

Sun, May 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of unresolved comic book storylines, including the latest, the mystery of why Dazzler cannot seem to be killed.

"Reed & Sue Are Now Members of the Aveng-- Oops, Nevermind" & More Dropped Plots

Sat, May 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of abandoned storylines, including Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman's fantastically brief tenure as members of the Avengers.

Was James Rhodes Marked for Death in "Iron Man" #199?

Sat, May 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Tony Stark battling back from addiction during Denny O'Neil's "Iron Man" run, did Marvel originally plan to kill off his replacement?

Follow the Path: The Introduction of the Batcave

Sat, May 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their spotlight on comics adapting ideas from other media, CSBG examines the Batcave's introduction and adaptation from the Batman serials.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Consider "West Coast X-Men?"

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Learn how close we came to a West Coast spin-off of the X-Men! Plus, did Rhodey almost die? And did a Marvel character miss his own final issue?

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