Brian Cronin

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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?

The Line It Is Drawn: Golden Age Versions of Modern Superheroes!

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

This week, Line artists depict modern comic characters as if they debuted in the Golden Age, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Heckspawn and Scott Pilgrim!

When We First Met: The Comic Book Debuts of Flash's Rogues

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

With the first season of "The Flash" in our rear view, CSBG runs down the villains Barry fought, and looks in on their first comic book appearances.

Batman's Dumbest Plan to Protect His Secret Identity Ever

Wed, May 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Batman has had many weird plans to protect his secret identity over the years, but Rainbow Batman might be the weirdest.

TV LEGENDS REVEALED: Discover "Family Guy's" Nearly "MAD" Origins

Wed, May 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

This week, learn how "Family Guy" made it to the air, and just how close it came to being part of another Fox show!

Abandoned An' Forsaked: What Are Blade's Powers, Exactly?

Tue, May 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's spotlight on notable retcons looks at the odd history of the origins of Blade's powers -- were they there from birth, or did Morbius cause them?

Follow the Path: Green Lantern John Stewart's Marine Background

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's new feature examines synergy between comics and other media, starting with how DC's John Stewart became a marine to match his cartoon counterpart.

Twenty Goofy Silver Age War Stories

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG celebrates Memorial Day by looking at some classic Silver Age war comics that had a decidedly odd (but awesome) flair to them!

Marvel's Assistant Editor's Month: A Look Back

Sun, May 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With David Letterman retiring and people citing his "Avengers" appearance, CSBG looks at what every Marvel comic did for that "event."

With Great Power Comes Great Marketability: Bill Walko Talks "Hero Business"

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG speaks with former Line it is Drawn artist Bill Walko about his webcomic, "The Hero Business," and bringing it to print via Kickstarter.

Did Spider-Man Defeat the Juggernaut by Luring Him into Wet Cement?

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Many fans have different recollections when it comes to the "Amazing Spider-Man" story that saw Spidey take on the unstoppable X-Men villain.

"Are You Prepared to Learn What Cube Lube Is?" & More Crazy Comic Book Ads

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of weird comic book ads, including one of the stranger products out there -- Cube Lube. What does it do? Find out!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Mechanical Web Shooters, John Byrne's Superman

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Who was responsible for Spidey's mechanical web shooters arriving onscreen? Did "Man of Steel" almost have a morbid coincidence with the Challenger explosion?

The Line It Is Drawn: Rock Out with Superhero Bands

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

It's time to rock, as the Line crosses superheroes with famous rock stars, like the X-Men/Go-Gos, David Bowie as Starman (naturally) and Bono as Iron Man!

Wonder Woman Line It Is Drawn Coloring Book Fun

Thu, May 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

After requests for black-and-white versions of last week's 4-year-old suggested Wonder Woman Line, CSBG now has printable pages perfect for coloring!

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