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

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

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

"The Punisher Meets Archie" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time

"The Punisher Meets Archie" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time

Check out CSBG's archive of the strangest (but most fun) comic books of all-time, like the time the Punisher teamed-up with Archie Andrews!

Make Sure to Vote for the Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told!

Make Sure to Vote for the Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told!

CSBG is still collecting votes for your picks for the greatest Joker comic book stories of all-time. Be sure to vote before it's too late!

The Five Best Daredevil/Punisher Fights

The Five Best Daredevil/Punisher Fights

CSBG counts down the best Daredevil/Punisher fights from the comics before the characters square off on TV in "Daredevil" Season Two.

Heavy Metal Makes History with All-Mexican Creators Edition

Heavy Metal Makes History with All-Mexican Creators Edition

"Heavy Metal's" newest installment features solely Mexican comic creators, and CSBG spoke with one of them, Axel Medellin, about the historic issue.

She Has No Head: When Have You Killed Too Many Characters?

She Has No Head: When Have You Killed Too Many Characters?

Following some notable deaths in comics and TV, Kelly Thompson examines if there's a point where death loses some narrative effectiveness.

Vote for the Greatest Joker Stories of All-Time

Vote for the Greatest Joker Stories of All-Time

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the perhaps the greatest supervillain ever as CSBG counts down your picks for the 75 greatest Joker stories.

The DC Universe - Where Women's Moods Are Controlled by Diet Soda

The DC Universe - Where Women's Moods Are Controlled by Diet Soda

In their latest examination of bad comic plots, CSBG examines the time Dr. Light and Power Girl's aggressive attitudes were caused by... diet soda?!

"Mister Fantastic Disses Heroes Reborn" and More Meta-Messages

"Mister Fantastic Disses Heroes Reborn" and More Meta-Messages

When creators take pot shots at each other, CSBG collects them, like Mr. Fantastic insulting "Heroes Reborn" in the FF's first Marvel U return.

"The Punisher is a Supernatural Angel of Vengeance Now?" & More Stories Best Forgotten

"The Punisher is a Supernatural Angel of Vengeance Now?" & More Stories Best Forgotten

CSBG has a collection of comic book stories that are best left forgotten, like the Punisher's time as a supernatural angel of vengeance.

Did Steve Englehart Want Quicksilver to Stay Evil?

Did Steve Englehart Want Quicksilver to Stay Evil?

See how Marvel Comics re-scripted a story with Quicksilver portrayed as a villain in it to make him a hero again -- or did they?

How Exactly Did Spider-Man Get Organic Webshooters?

How Exactly Did Spider-Man Get Organic Webshooters?

CSBG's latest spotlight on plot points lifted from outside media shows how Marvel brought Sam Raimi's organic webshooters from films to comics.

"Harley Quinn" #17 Makes Cover Homage History This Week

"Harley Quinn" #17 Makes Cover Homage History This Week

CSBG continues their weekly quest for cover homages, and discovers a historic one with "Harley Quinn" #17, which homages a book not yet released!

That Time the Punisher Became a Black Guy

That Time the Punisher Became a Black Guy

With Punisher headed to Netflix, CSBG spotlights one of the least memorable moments in Punisher's history, when he temporarily became a black guy!

The Lesser Known Batman Impersonators

The Lesser Known Batman Impersonators

With Jim Gordon beginning his Batman tenure today, CSBG spotlights five of the least memorable characters to have worn the cowl over the years.

Power Girl's Magical Virgin Pregnancy and Other Bad Comic Book Plot Ideas

Power Girl's Magical Virgin Pregnancy and Other Bad Comic Book Plot Ideas

CSBG has an archive of really bad comic book plot ideas, including the idea for Power Girl to have a magical virgin pregnancy for some reason.

What's Up with Ms. Marvel Turning into She-Hulk in "Contest of Champions?"

What's Up with Ms. Marvel Turning into She-Hulk in "Contest of Champions?"

Was She-Hulk’s fight in Marvel's "Contest of Champions" originally drawn as a Ms. Marvel fight? Find out if this Legend is true or false.

"Wolverine Pays Back Rogue's Sacrifice" & More Cool Comic Book Moments

"Wolverine Pays Back Rogue's Sacrifice" & More Cool Comic Book Moments

Visit CSBG's collection of awesome comic book moments, like Wolverine repaying Rogue's sacrifice as she first proves she belongs on the X-Men.

"Maybe This Batman Guy Will Work Out": Promotional Ads for Legendary Superheroes

"Maybe This Batman Guy Will Work Out": Promotional Ads for Legendary Superheroes

CSBG's latest comic book ad spotlight looks at house ads promoting the first appearances of classic superheroes like Batman, Hulk & Superman.

Modern Day Superhero Hostess Ads & More Line it is Drawn Galleries

Modern Day Superhero Hostess Ads & More Line it is Drawn Galleries

CSBG has a collection of every Line it is Drawn gallery, including two spotlights on modern day superhero Hostess Ads!

Even Thor is Obsessed with Who Would Win in a Thor/Hulk Fight?

Even Thor is Obsessed with Who Would Win in a Thor/Hulk Fight?

In their latest spotlight on strange comics, CSBG looks at the classic Lee/Kirby story where Thor & his fans debated if he could take Hulk in a fight.

A History of Trans Characters at DC and Marvel

A History of Trans Characters at DC and Marvel

CSBG examines DC and Marvel's history with trans characters, from "Sandman" in 1991 to "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" in 2015.

She Has No Head: 10 Badass Comic Book Weapons

She Has No Head: 10 Badass Comic Book Weapons

Kelly Thompson examines ten of the most badass comic book weapons ever wielded by female comic book heroes.

Did Red Hulk Just Beat the Stuffing Out of Thor?

Did Red Hulk Just Beat the Stuffing Out of Thor?

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

"Can the X-Men's Dazzler Really Not Die?" & More Unresolved Comic Plots

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

"Reed & Sue Are Now Members of the Aveng-- Oops, Nevermind" & More Dropped Plots

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?

Was James Rhodes Marked for Death in "Iron Man" #199?

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

Follow the Path: The Introduction of the Batcave

In their spotlight on comics adapting ideas from other media, CSBG examines the Batcave's introduction and adaptation from the Batman serials.

Batman's Dumbest Plan to Protect His Secret Identity Ever

Batman's Dumbest Plan to Protect His Secret Identity Ever

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

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

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

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

Twenty Goofy Silver Age War Stories

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

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

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

Who Needs Hulk When You Have Solo Members of the West Coast Avengers?

Who Needs Hulk When You Have Solo Members of the West Coast Avengers?

CSBG's latest spotlight on "bad" comic book fights examines when both Wonder Man and Hawkeye (?!?) defeated Hulk foe the Abomination by themselves.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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!

Wonder Woman Line It Is Drawn Coloring Book Fun

Wonder Woman Line It Is Drawn Coloring Book Fun

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!

She Has No Head: Does "Mad Max: Fury Road" Provide a New Feminist Template?

She Has No Head: Does "Mad Max: Fury Road" Provide a New Feminist Template?

Kelly Thompson examines how "Mad Max: Fury Road" can be seen as a feminist template for other films and works of art.

The 25 Greatest Valiant Comics Stories Ever Told Master List

The 25 Greatest Valiant Comics Stories Ever Told Master List

The countdown is complete and now we have a master list of your picks for the 25 greatest Valiant Comics stories ever told.

"Clark Kent & Bruce Wayne Meeting Each Other for the First Time" & More Comic Cliches

"Clark Kent & Bruce Wayne Meeting Each Other for the First Time" & More Comic Cliches

DC likes for Superman and Batman to meet each other for the first time... a LOT. Check out all their first meetings and more recurring comic book themes.

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