Brian Cronin

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"X-Men Artist Takes Swipe Over Swipe" & More Comic Creator Beefs

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

Creators love to take shots at each other in their work, and CSBG collects said shots, including Joe Madureira's revenge on an artist he felt was swiping his work.

"Real X-Men Don't Eat Quiche" & More Outdated Pop Culture References

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

CSBG's keeps exploring outdated pop culture references within old comics, including the latest, a 1983 X-Men issue referencing "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche."

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Supergirl's '80s Costume, Kirby's Fourth World Vs. "Return of the Jedi"

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

Did DC change Supergirl's look due to an early movie costume test, and did Kirby's Fourth World Saga ending change because of "Return of the Jedi?"

That Time Lois Lane Made Out with a Bunch of Superheroes to Save Superman

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

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and CSBG shares one of the craziest plans of the Silver Age -- Lois Lane saving Superman by making out with other heroes! Huh?

POLL: Which Avengers' Romantic Relationship Is Your All-Time Favorite?

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

In honor of Valentine's Day, CBR wants to know which Avengers' romantic relationship is your all-time favorite?

Movie Legends Revealed: Robin Williams Split With Disney Over "Aladdin" Poster?

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

Brian Cronin uses one of his wishes to find out if the size of the Genie on the "Aladdin" poster led Robin Williams to vow he'd never work for Disney again.

CSBG's A Month of African-American Comic Creators

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

All month long, CSBG will be spotlighting independent African-American comic book creators. Come see who has been featured so far!

"So a Yellow Fear Monster Really Made Hal Jordan Evil?" & More Retcons

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

Check out CSBG's collection of notable comic book retcons, including the revelation that Hal Jordan didn't actually become Parallax, but was possessed.

"Remember When Hal Jordan Was OK with Coast City's Destruction?" & Other Abandoned Stories

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

Visit CSBG's archive of abandoned storylines, like how Hal Jordan originally adjusted well to the destruction of Coast City... right before it drove him insane!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Northstar's Vetoed Series, Did Marvel Trademark "Marvel?"

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

Did an openly gay Northstar nearly helm a solo series in the early '90s? How did Peter David get the last word in a battle with a Paramount executive?

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Book Video Game Mashups

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

This week, our artists drew comic books mashed up with video games! Rocket Raccoon Vs. Space Invaders, Casper meets Pac-Man & more!

A Look at Jewish Soviet Relations in the '70s, as Shown in... "The Defenders?"

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

CSBG spotlights another now-dated pop culture reference in Steve Gerber's commentary on Soviet Jewish relations during his 1970s "Defenders" run.

POLL: Who Is Your Favorite "Punisher" Writer?

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

With a new "Punisher" ongoing series debuting this week, we want to know which writer's take on Frank Castle's solo adventures is your favorite?

TV Legends Revealed: Did Barbara Bush Write an Apology Letter to Marge Simpson?

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

Brian Cronin books a return flight to Springfield to discover whether First Lady Barbara Bush really penned an apology letter to Marge Simpson.

Take CSBG's Complete 31 Days of Comics Challenge!

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

All January, CSBG put together a daily list of comic-related challenges (like "What was your first comic book?"). Here is the complete list!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel Steal the Idea for Wolverine From a Fan?

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

Did Marvel steal the idea for Wolverine from a fan? And how did a Marvel editor cleaning his office give us the greatness of Art Adams?

The Line It Is Drawn: Mashing-Up Hanna-Barbera and the Comics

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

This week, it's mash-ups of comic book and Hanna-Barbera characters! Spider-Man and Speed Buggy, Kraven hunting Yogi Bear and more!

Remember That Time A DC Comics Superhero Had Sex With A Dinosaur?

Thu, January 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest strange comic spotlight is a doozy about a DC Comics superhero who had sex with a dinosaur in order to save a planet!

POLL: Which Short-Lived Vertigo Series Should Follow "iZombie" to Television?

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

CBR wants to know what other short-lived, gone-before-its-time Vertigo series you'd like to see follow "iZombie's" path to TV.

Movie Legends Revealed: Was Vader Originally Not Luke’s Father?

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

Brian Cronin uses the Force to uncover whether the original draft of "The Empire Strikes Back" depicted a vastly different Skywalker family tree.

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