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This week, it's another all-Batman TV series edition of CBLR! Did Frank Miller get the idea for Carrie Kelley from the "Batman" TV pilot? Was Batgirl originally going to get her own series? Find out today!
Meanwhile, In CSBG's latest collection of comic book Easter eggs, we find Waldo hiding in an issue of "Gambit" and Julie Schwartz and Diane Duane working as doctors in "Uncanny X-Men!"
In the newest examination of the strangest comic book stories of all-time, CSBG explores when the X-Men foiled a plot involving the revelation that a mutant was pope and exploding Holy Communion wafers.
In CSBG's latest spotlight on abandoned and retconned comic book plots, Brian Cronin takes a look at Nightcrawler's short-lived tenure as an ordained Catholic priest.
Comic book writers often use their characters to comment on the work of their peers. CSBG collects these "meta-messages," including Jack Kirby's thinly veiled satire of Stan Lee and Roy Thomas in "Fourth World."
CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns includes Spider-Man's identity being revealed, Dr. Doom "dying" and the latest installment, Colossus and Wolverine executing the "Fastball Special" maneuver!
Did Chris Claremont secretly return to the X-Men books in 1999? Did Steve Ditko seriously turn down a chance to adapt Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" as a comic book? Plus, a strange Peanuts rumor!
This week, our artists drew your suggestions for superheroes joining famous rock and roll groups! Wonder Woman in the Eurythmics, Batman in Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine Man and much more!
In CSBG's latest spotlight on how comics drop unwanted plotlines, Abandoned Love, Brian Cronin looks at how DC Comics handled the end of the short-lived "Mod" era of Wonder Woman.
In their latest spotlight on comic book easter eggs, CSBG takes a look at a series of G.I. Joe in-jokes, including guest appearances by Spider-Man, Astro Boy, Flaming Carrot and more!
In his latest spotlight on abandoned and retconned plot lines, CSBG's Brian Cronin takes a look at the death and cremation of Betty Banner, possibly the quickest retcon in comics history!
CSBG's collection of cool comic book moments includes the resolution of the first dramatic confrontation between Batman and the grandfather of Damian Wayne, Ra's Al Ghul!
CSBG's newest feature collects interconnected comic book covers, like the recent three-part Marvel NOW! "Avengers" cover from Dustin Weaver and Ed Benes' two-part cover for "Justice League of America #1."
In honor of the great Peter David, the Line this week features pun-themed superheroes and villains, from Abra Kadaver to Snowclone to the battle between Rick O'Shae and the replicating More Man.
CSBG's resident concerned John Constantine fan Sonia Harris spoke with incoming "Constantine" writer Jeff Lemire about his take on the character in the DCU and taking on the legacy of the Vertigo staple.
After giving the first issue of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Young Avengers" five-stars, Kelly Tompson further explains why she feels the Marvel NOW! series represents the future of superhero comics.
Silver Age Lois Lane is well known for her strange behavior (typically in an attempt to prove Clark Kent is Superman). Today, meet a man from the Silver Age who makes Lois Lane seem completely normal in comparison.
In the latest installment of ABANDONED AN' FORSAKED, CSBG explores the death and "resurrection" of Harry Osborn, including the strange way that both Harry and Norman Osborn spent their supposed "deaths" in Europe.
CSBG's collection of recurring comic book patterns includes Hulk complaining about puny humans, other characters picking up Thor's hammer and the latest edition -- Spider-Man's secret identity seemingly being revealed.
In her latest segment of SHE HAS NO HEAD, Kelly Thompson explores the announcement of Brian Wood & Olivier Coipel's new "X-Men" title, comparing how far mainstream comics have come in handling female-driven superhero comics.
Did famed filmmaker Federico Fellini really write an Italian bootleg Flash Gordon comic in the late '30s? Did Charlton Comics get its start in a PRISON? And where's Mike Allred's "X-Force" character The Horn?
CSBG examines the bizarre Silver Age story where the Metal Men sought out new foes in response to actual letters from readers complaining that their enemies were getting too repetitive.
In CSBG's latest Easter egg spotlight, check out superstar artist Leinil Francis Yu's devotion to getting Howard the Duck some attention, even if it is just from Yu sneaking him into the backgrounds of comics.
CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories & ideas that were explained away by later writers, including this week's edition, the revelation that although he died and was cremated, Colossus is still among the living.
This week, was Lois Lane based on Jerry Siegel's wife? Plus, who was the original killer in "Countdown to Infinite Crisis" and did Peter Milligan plan to end "Shade, the Changing Man" earlier than DC wanted?
In honor of Stan Lee's recent 90th birthday, the Line this week depicts memorable moments from Marvel's Silver Age, like the first Hulk/Thing fight, the arrival of the Silver Surfer and "Spider-Man: No More!"
CSBGs latest strange comic book story spotlights the time Superboy's robot teacher worked as his robo-pimp to teach the young hero some sort of strange lesson. This needs to be seen to be believed!
CSBG's new recurring feature spotlights moments from past comics that read differently today than they did back then. The latest is a conversation between Cyclops & Magneto that takes on a new meaning considering recent Marvel events.
CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and then explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the revelation Green Goblin did not actually die the same time Gwen Stacy did.
Did Supergirl creator Al Plastino draw months worth of "Peanuts" strips in case Charles Schulz got ill, or were the motivations behind the strips more sinister? And did an issue of "Cable" correctly predict Hurricane Sandy?
The Line it is Drawn returns for the New Year with a collection of lesser-known Marvel NOW! first issues like Batroc, Beta Ray Bill, Squadron Supreme, Planet Terry and more!
In CSBG's latest comic book Easter eggs, Chris Claremont pays homage to "Alien" in an issue of "Spider-Woman," a familiar prison number is used in "Robin" and popular British comic characters appear in "Batman!"
CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the return of Clark Kent and Lex Luthor's Smallville connection after "Crisis" erased it.
In the final installment of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, learn how Jackie Onassis was once the world's most famous comic book editor! Plus, the strange story of how Adam Strange first met the Justice League!
CSBG's collection of recurring comic book events includes the most recent addition, all the times when Marvel characters other than Thor lifted his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir.
In the second installment of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, discover if Alan Moore was originally going to continue writing Superman after "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"
In the first of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, learn whether Steve Ditko really disagreed with Norman Osborn being the Green Goblin! Plus, how did the Son of Sam investigation lead to DC Comics' offices?
In the debut of their new feature spotlighting notable dropped storylines, CSBG takes a look at the short-lived stint in the 1990s when the Punisher died and was resurrected as a supernatural avenging angel.
In an all-New Mutants edition of Comic Book Easter Eggs, we spotlight cameos by Bill Sienkiewicz and Jackson Guice of famous people in the pages of "New Mutants," from Alfred Hitchcock to Nexus and more!
Before we begin the New Year, CSBG looks back at the debuts of the cast of "Sandman," from Dream to Cain to Abel to Lucien to Death, they're all here!