Brian Cronin

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"When Did Superman First Encounter Kryptonite?" & More Comic Book Firsts

Mon, September 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBSG has an archive of famous comic book firsts, including the first time Superman encountered both green and red kryptonite.

"A S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Becomes A Super-Villain!" & More Comic Book Cliches

Sun, August 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has a pile of comic books filled with recurring themes, including the latest, a look at how many S.H.I.E.L.D. agents end up becoming super-villains.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Human Torch Pulled from TV Over Self-Immolation Fears?

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week, was Human Torch pulled from "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" over fears kids would light themselves on fire? Plus more Human Torch legends!

The Long, Tangled History of Grant Morrison's Mister Nobody

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Learn the cultural inspirations for Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol villain, Mr. Nobody, back to Wavy Gravy, Betty Boop and a black vaudeville superstar.

The Line it is Drawn: Man, Superman Is A Jerk!

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Line artists pay homage to one of the Silver Age's weirdest Superman cover phenomenons - Superdickery! (Guest-starring Comic Sans!)

POLL: What Is YOUR Favorite Jack Kirby Creation?

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Jack Kirby's 97th birthday, we want to know which of the King's greatest creations or co-creations is your personal favorite!

Movie Legends Revealed: Did "Star Wars" Add a Severed Arm to Earn a PG Rating?

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In this week's Movie Legends Revealed, discover if George Lucas inserted a shot of a severed arm in "Star Wars" to avoid a G rating from the MPAA.

Hindsight Hilarity: "The Scarlet Witch Will Never Go Mad!"

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest look at stories that are hilarious in hindsight, CSBG examines the "Avengers" issue where everyone agrees the Scarlet Witch would never go mad.

"Bucky Was Shot & Replaced as Cap's Partner" & More Dropped Plotlines

Sun, August 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Read the collection of notable dropped storylines, like the time Captain America's sidekick was shot & replaced by a female sidekick, Golden Girl!

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak Hits 100!

Sat, August 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Every week since September 2012, CSBG has checked to see if a cover homage was released. The streak has now hit 100! Check out the streak so far!

"That Time Darkseid Got Mugged" Plus More Strange Comic Stories!

Sat, August 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's archive of strange comic books just got a lot stranger with the addition of the time that Darkseid was mugged in a back alley!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Live Action Spidey, Firestar Origins

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Was the '70s "Spider-Man" TV series canceled for reasons other than poor ratings? Was Firestar originally going to be Mary Jane? All this, and more!

The Line It Is Drawn Pays Tribute to Robin Williams

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Our Line artists pay tribute to the late Robin Williams with a collection of team-ups of comic characters with some of his most famous roles.

Re-Visit The Birth of the Thanos-Copter!

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With Thanos' popularity soaring after the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy," it's the perfect time to revisit the bizarrely awesome introduction of the Thanos-Copter!

POLL: Which "Multiversity" Earth Are You Most Excited To Explore?

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Years in the making, Grant Morrison's "The Multiversity" has arrived! Now that it's here, which Earth are you most excited about seeing Morrison explore?

TV Legends Revealed: Is Laverne Cox Really the First Openly Transgender Emmy Nominee?

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

This week, we celebrate Laverne Cox's historical Emmy nomination by revealing an unsung transgender nominee from 30 years ago.

Remember to Forget: Mr. Fantastic, Iron Man & Yellowjacker's Thor Clone Killing Goliath

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest look at stories that are better off retconned, CSBG examines Goliath's death at the hands of a clone of Thor created by three Avengers.

Abandoned Love: Isn't Cyclops' Dad Dead?

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG has the latest installment of their look at abandoned comic book stories. Learn how the death of Cyclops' father, Corsair, was overturned!

"Racially Segregated Superheroes of the Future!" & More Bad Comic Book Ideas

Sun, August 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG takes a look at a bunch of bad comic book ideas, including the idea to have all black people segregated on their own island in the future.

Star Wars Comic Book Easter Eggs and Much More!

Sat, August 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Check out CSBG's collection of comic book easter eggs, including their latest addition, a bunch of Star Wars easter eggs in X-Men comics & more!

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