Mark Ginocchio

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A Foil Flash Cover and More Gimmick Covers From the '90s

Sat, October 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at some of the gimmick foil covers of the '90s and determine whether or not the stories were any good. In the hot seat is "The Flash."

"Is There a Good Comic Behind That Glow in the Dark Cover?"

Sat, August 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG looks at '90s comic covers to discover if there's more to the book's than just their gimmick covers, including the latest, "Cyberspace 3000" #1!

Was "Bloodshot" #1 a Gimmick or Good?

Sat, July 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG checks out gimmick covers from the 1990s to see if they're actually good, including the latest, Valiant's chromium cover for "Bloodshot" #1.

Gimmick or Good: "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG continues looking at whether gimmick cover comics are any good by looking at what was likely the first one, "Legends of the Dark Knight" #1!

Gimmick or Good? "X-Men Alpha" and "Omega"

Sat, May 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG takes a look at the foil covers for Marvel's 1995 crossover, "Age of Apocalypse," and determines if the stories inside those shiny covers were any good.

Gimmick or Good?: "Daredevil: Man Without Fear" #1-5

Tue, April 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

For Daredevil's 50th anniversary, CSBG looks at DD's past and examines Miller and Romita Jr.'s red foil-covered retelling of Daredevil's origins.

Gimmick or Good: Waid & Garney's "Captain America" #450

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest installment of theirs spotlight on '90s gimmick covers, CSBG takes a look at "Captain America" #450 and whether it was a gimmick or good!

Was The Famous Ghost Rider Glow-In-The-Dark Cover A Gimmick?

Sun, March 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the release of "All-New Ghost Rider" #1, CSBG takes a look at one of the most famous gimmick covers of all-time to see if it passes muster.

Valentine's Day Gimmick or Good? - Superman Wedding Special

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

In honor of Valentine's Day, Gimmick or Good? turns it spotlight on "Superman: The Wedding Album" and its white embossed cover.

"Wolverine" #50 - Gimmick or Good?

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

With a new "Wolverine" #1 on sale, CSBG examines Wolverine's first gimmick cover, 1991's "Wolverine" #50, to determine if it was good or just a gimmick.

The Secret Origin of the Secret Identity of the Hobgoblin, Part 2

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

The second half of the story behind the Hobgoblin's true identity is filled with mighty Marvel retcons, backtracking and revelations!

The Secret Origin of the Secret Identity of the Hobgoblin, Part 1

Wed, February 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The story of how Roderick Kingsley became the one, true Hobgoblin is filled with twists, turns and surprises befitting a classic villain's back story.

Was "Sensational Spider-Man" #0 a Gimmick or Good?

Wed, January 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Mark Ginocchio takes a look at the lenticular covered "Sensational Spider-Man" #0, Ben Reilly's debut as Spider-Man! Was it a gimmick... or good?

Were There Any Good Comics Behind Those Gimmick Covers in the '90s?

Sat, December 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Mark Ginocchio examines '90s gimmick covers to see if they were just gimmicks or if they were actually good comics, including Bane breaking Batman's back.

Was "Infinity Crusade" #1 Gimmick or Good?

Wed, August 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the release of Marvel's "Infinity," CSBG's spotlight on '90s gimmick covers spotlights 1993's Infinity Crusade #1 and determines if the issue's foil cover was the only thing good about it.

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