Brian Cronin

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Remember When the Joker Fell to His Death... Issue After Issue After Issue?

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With the Joker's seeming death in "Batman" #40, CSBG revisits a bizarre stretch of early Batman comics where the Joker repeatedly fell to his death.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: The Feminist Origins Of Disney's "Beauty And The Beast"

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Film

Discover whether the original version of Disney's 1991 animated classic scrapped because Belle wasn't independent enough.

Last Chance to Vote for the Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told!

Tue, June 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This is your last chance to vote for your picks for the greatest Joker comic book stories ever told!

Remember to Forget: That Time Batman Had a "Bladder Spasm"

Sun, June 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest spotlight on comic stories best forgotten, CSBG revisits the Batman tale where we learned too much about Batman's bladder & sexual prowess.

Did Kurt Busiek Lose a Series Because His Artist Became Too Popular?

Sun, June 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Did Kurt Busiek bring Kevin Maguire about DC's "Wildcard" only to have editors vying for his services on other, higher-profile books?

"What is Captain America's Shield Made Of?" & More Comic Book Questions Answered

Sun, June 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has an archive of comic-related questions they've answered for readers over the years, including answering what Cap's shield is made out of.

That Time Catwoman's Whip Was More Powerful Than the Combined Might of the Justice League

Sat, June 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest spotlight on "bad" comic book fights, CSBG examines when Catwoman took out a villain the entire Justice League couldn't defeat.

"'Supergirl Will Never Be Forgotten!'...Until She's Written Out of Continuity!" & More Hindsight Hilarity

Sat, June 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG collects moments that are more interesting in hindsight, like how no one would ever forget Supergirl's sacrifice during Crisis... until they did.

What are the Top Five Superhero Origins of All-Time?

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG is counting down their picks for the top five superhero origins of all-time. See if you agree with thheir picks for the best.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Close Did We Come to "Superman V?"

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

How close did we come to a fifth Superman movie, and did the script become a classic graphic novel? Plus, legends involving Kurt Busiek and Steve Englehart!

The Line It Is Drawn: Superhero Fight Club

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists drew your suggestion for fights between comic book characters! Superman vs. Black Bolt, Black Widow vs. Black Canary and more!

That Time Jimmy Olsen Forced Superman to Cry So He Could Steal Some Super-Tears

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Remember when Jimmy Olsen's quest for super powers had him stealing tears from both the Joker and Superman?

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Saturday Morning Cartoons Come Alive!

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG latest comic book Easter Egg spotlight finds realistic cameos by Saturday morning cartoon characters, like the Flintstones and the Jetsons.

TV LEGENDS REVEALED: What Celebrity Was "South Park" Not Allowed To Kill?

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

We know "South Park" has a long history of targeting celebrities, but what actress would Comedy Central not allow the show to kill in a Season 1 episode?

That Time She-Hulk & Wasp Ranked the Male Avengers' "Hunkiness"

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG takes another look at this charmingly bizarre tale where Wasp and She-Hulk rank each of their male Avenger teammates on how "hunky" they are.

POLL: Are You Excited For Bendis & Pichelli's Miles Morales-Starring "Spider-Man?"

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Are you looking forward to seeing how Miles Morales fits into the Marvel Universe when Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli launch "Spider-Man?"

"Sure, the Avengers Are Tough, but Not as Tough as One Punch From Spider-Man!"

Sun, June 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In CSBG's latest spotlight on "bad" superhero fights, see how Spidey easily takes down a villain who singlehandedly defeated the entire Avengers!

Was Brian Michael Bendis Supposed to Draw "Kabuki" for David Mack?

Sun, June 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

When Mack first started working on Kabuki, now-known for its mixed media mastery, did he really intend for to only write and have Bendis draw it?

"When Did Batman First Become a Billionaire?" Plus More Comic Book Firsts

Sun, June 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG is always looking for notable comic book firsts. Check them all out, like the first time Bruce Wayne was referred to as a a billionaire!

"So the Beyonder is a Cosmic Cube? An Inhuman? Or...?" & More Comic Retcons

Sat, June 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a collection of notable comic book retcons, like the various revelations of the Beyonder's origins over the years.

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