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"So Wolverine Even Knows Spider-Man's Parents?" & More Retro Connections

"So Wolverine Even Knows Spider-Man's Parents?" & More Retro Connections

CSBG spotlights retroactive connections between characters, like how everyone seems to have met Wolverine -- even Spider-Man's parents!

Can Cyclops Not Control His Powers Because of a Head Injury?

Can Cyclops Not Control His Powers Because of a Head Injury?

In CSBG's latest spotlight on notable retcons, learn the tale of Cyclops' head injury as a child and its effect on his mutant powers!

Top Five Marvel Characters Retroactively Powered by Apocalypse

Top Five Marvel Characters Retroactively Powered by Apocalypse

Marvel frequently retcons the villainous Apocalypse into the origins of various X-Men characters, and CSBG shares the best of these retrofits.

She Has No Head: A Brave New World for Comics?

She Has No Head: A Brave New World for Comics?

Kelly Thompson examines the success of "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" and ponders what it might mean for the comic book industry as a whole.

"Time-Traveling Incest in 'X-Men?'" Plus More Bad Comic Book Ideas

"Time-Traveling Incest in 'X-Men?'" Plus More Bad Comic Book Ideas

CSBG has an archive of ill-advised comic book plots, like the X-Men character who went back in time to use his powers to seduce... his own mom?

Did Marvel Release an Elektra Toy That Was Just Psylocke with New Paint?

Did Marvel Release an Elektra Toy That Was Just Psylocke with New Paint?

Re-purposing action figures is nothing new, but shouldn't there be, you know, consideration for the appearance of each character?

Did Black Widow Just Choke Out Wonder Man?

Did Black Widow Just Choke Out Wonder Man?

In their latest spotlight on "bad" comic book fights, CSBG examines Black Widow's surprising success in the second "Contest of Champions."

"Wolverine Crying (Again)" and More Comic Book Cliches

"Wolverine Crying (Again)" and More Comic Book Cliches

He's one of the toughest heroes around, but he has a sensitive side. CSBG spotlights examples of Logan crying and other notable comic book cliches.

"The Most Swipe-Filled Issues of Wolverine Ever?" & More Pieces of Comic Book History

"The Most Swipe-Filled Issues of Wolverine Ever?" & More Pieces of Comic Book History

CSBG collects interesting bits of comic book history, like the back-to-back 1994 "Wolverine" issues with so many swipes of Jim Lee's art it's crazy.

When Did Deadpool's Word Balloons Become Yellow?

When Did Deadpool's Word Balloons Become Yellow?

In the latest spotlight on on comic book lore, CSBG shows where Deadpool's word balloons first became yellow, which took a surprisingly long time.

Did Yvonne Craig Nearly Star in a Solo "Batgirl" Series Before Joining "Batman" Instead?

Did Yvonne Craig Nearly Star in a Solo "Batgirl" Series Before Joining "Batman" Instead?

Did Yvonne Craig nearly star in her own "Batgirl" series before becoming part of "Batman?" CSBG revisits a classic CBLR to find out the answer.

The Top Five Jacket-Wearing Marvel Teams of the 1990s

The Top Five Jacket-Wearing Marvel Teams of the 1990s

For some reason, jackets ruled at Marvel in the 1990s. CSBG spotlights the top five Marvel superhero teams that embraced cold weather fashion.

What Cause Lured Yvonne Craig Out of Retirement to Play Batgirl One Last Time?

What Cause Lured Yvonne Craig Out of Retirement to Play Batgirl One Last Time?

In this classic CBLR, discover Yvonne Craig's last performance as Batgirl in a special PSA for Women's Rights years after the "Batman" TV series.

Why is Superman Tormenting Jimmy Olsen After Adopting Him?

Why is Superman Tormenting Jimmy Olsen After Adopting Him?

CSBG's new feature on convoluted comic book plot resolutions looks at when Superman thought tormenting Jimmy Olsen was the only way to save him.

Weird Ad: "Hey Ladies, Let Us Explain to You How to Get and Keep a Job"

Weird Ad: "Hey Ladies, Let Us Explain to You How to Get and Keep a Job"

In their latest feature on weird comic book ads, CSBG looks at a patronizing guide to employment from a PSA in a 1950s romance comic book.

"What Happened to Deadpool's Other Thought Balloon?" & More Abandoned Comic Plots

"What Happened to Deadpool's Other Thought Balloon?" & More Abandoned Comic Plots

CSBG has a series of abandoned comic plots, like why Deadpool went from having two voices in his head to only one.

Did Jack Kirby Design "Devil Dinosaur" as an Animated Series?

Did Jack Kirby Design "Devil Dinosaur" as an Animated Series?

With "Devil Dinosaur" getting a new series from Marvel, CSBG looks back at its surprising 1970s origins, and if it was meant for another medium.

Did Venom Just Beat the Crap Out of Superman?

Did Venom Just Beat the Crap Out of Superman?

In their latest spotlight on "bad" superhero fights, CSBG looks at the surprising success Venom had in battle against the Man of Steel!

"The Daredevil Villain Who Literally Went Nowhere" & More Unresolved Comic Book Plots

"The Daredevil Villain Who Literally Went Nowhere" & More Unresolved Comic Book Plots

CSBG unresolved comic plots include possibly the most obscure Marvel Comics character of all-time! Are you ready for the Sky-Walker?

"What Do You Think About Alligators, Cabbage and Negroes?" & More Bizarre Comic Book Ads

"What Do You Think About Alligators, Cabbage and Negroes?" & More Bizarre Comic Book Ads

CSBG has a collection of bizarre ads, including a PSA that asked kids to rank their enjoyment of things like alligators, cabbage... and Negroes?!

Nine Times Doctor Doom Cheated Death Itself

Nine Times Doctor Doom Cheated Death Itself

Cats are said to have nine lives. Well, Doctor Doom certainly does! CSBG shares nine times the not-so-good Doctor escaped seemingly certain death!

She Has No Head: How to Review Comic Books

She Has No Head: How to Review Comic Books

Kelly Thompson has written and reviewed comic books. Using those two perspectives, she gives some strong advice to would-be comic book reviewers

"Did Sue Storm Meet Reed Richards When She Was 12?" & More Famous Retcons

"Did Sue Storm Meet Reed Richards When She Was 12?" & More Famous Retcons

Was Sue just 12 she first met Reed? Not if modern day Marvel has their say about it, plus many more notable comic book retcons.

Did Byrne's "Fantastic Four" Run Get Interrupted by a Fill-In... for No Good Reason?

Did Byrne's "Fantastic Four" Run Get Interrupted by a Fill-In... for No Good Reason?

Learn whether or not the practice of creating inventory issues to help keep a book on schedule led to a strange story in John Byrne's "FF" run.

"Did the Invisible Woman Seriously Just Kill a Celestial By Herself?"

"Did the Invisible Woman Seriously Just Kill a Celestial By Herself?"

CSBG's spotlight on "bad" superhero fights examines when Invisible Woman singlehandedly destroyed one of the universes' most powerful beings.

"Famous Fantastic Four Firsts!" Plus More Notable Comic Book Firsts

"Famous Fantastic Four Firsts!" Plus More Notable Comic Book Firsts

CSBG has a collection of notable comic book debuts, including a spotlight on famous Fantastic Four firsts, like the debut of their costumes.

How Many Times Was Invisible Girl Held Hostage in the first 50 Issues of "Fantastic Four?"

How Many Times Was Invisible Girl Held Hostage in the first 50 Issues of "Fantastic Four?"

It's not easy being a superhero when you keep getting taken hostage. Just ask Sue, who kept getting taken hostage in the beginning of her career.

That Time the Fantastic Four Broke the 4th Wall to Defend Invisible Girl's Place on the Team

That Time the Fantastic Four Broke the 4th Wall to Defend Invisible Girl's Place on the Team

In a story best forgotten, CSBG spotlights when Mr. Fantastic and the Thing's patronizing defense of the Invisible Girl's membership on the team.

The Hidden Spider-Man Comic Insult That Got an Inker Fired & More Meta-Messages

The Hidden Spider-Man Comic Insult That Got an Inker Fired & More Meta-Messages

CSBG collects creators taking shots at each other in comics, including ahidden insult in a Spider-Man comic that led to an inker losing his job.

The 75 Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Master List

The 75 Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Master List

Now that the countdown is over, CSBG has collected the entire master list of the stories you chose for the 75 Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told!

So is Thor Bulletproof or Not?

So is Thor Bulletproof or Not?

In their latest spotlight on problematic superhero fights, CSBG tackles a surprisingly controversial comic book topic -- is Thor bulletproof?

Was the Creator of "Doom Patrol" Exiled from Two Different Countries?

Was the Creator of "Doom Patrol" Exiled from Two Different Countries?

Bruno Premiani co-created the Doom Patrol with Arnold Drake, but did his outspoken beliefs drive him out of two separate countries?

What is the Greatest Joker Story Ever Told?

What is the Greatest Joker Story Ever Told?

CSBG's countdown of your picks for the greatest Joker story ever has come to an end! Will it be "Laughing Fish," "Killing Joke" or "5-Way Revenge"?

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Countdown Hits the Top 10!

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Countdown Hits the Top 10!

CSBG is nearing the end of their countdown of your picks for the greatest Joker comic book stories ever told! Check out what made it thus far.

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Countdown Hits the Top 20!

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told Countdown Hits the Top 20!

CSBG has been counting down your picks for the greatest Joker stories ever told and they've cracked the top twenty! See which stories made it.

Abandoned Love: Stop Making Out With Your Sister, Luke!

Abandoned Love: Stop Making Out With Your Sister, Luke!

CSBG looks at how Marvel's "Star Wars" comics had to quickly drop the romantic plot with Luke & Leia after they were revealed as brother and sister.

Hunting Vampires with John Ostrander & Tom Mandrake

Hunting Vampires with John Ostrander & Tom Mandrake

CSBG spoke with frequent collaborators Ostrander & Mandrake about their Kickstarter campaign for a new OGN about a Civil War-era vampire hunter.

That Time Green Arrow Choked Out a Villain Who Doesn't Need to Breathe

That Time Green Arrow Choked Out a Villain Who Doesn't Need to Breathe

In the latest spotlight on "bad" superhero fights, CSBG looks at when Green Arrow won a fight by choking a villain who doesn't need to breathe.

Did a Classic Joker Story Result from Walt Simonson's Trade with a Fellow Artist?

Did a Classic Joker Story Result from Walt Simonson's Trade with a Fellow Artist?

As thanks for a 3D shadowbox, Walt Simonson drew a massive Batman piece. But was that enough to greenlight a story based on it?

"Wolverine's Dead Lovers" and More Comic Book Cliches

"Wolverine's Dead Lovers" and More Comic Book Cliches

CSBG has a collection of notable comic book cliches, like a woman getting romantically involved with Wolverine being the kiss of death for her.

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