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This week's installment of CBLR looks into the origins of Spidey villain the Shocker, censored "Beetle Bailey" strips and Alex Ross sneaking Namor's naughty bits into his and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels."
CSBG continues its series examining Easter eggs from Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross' "Marvels" with issue #2, as Ross homages EC Comics and the Fantastic Four meet the Beatles!
Joe Kubert had a particular affinity for covers depicting a false sense of security by the protagonists when trouble lurked around the corner. CSBG looks at a collection of Kubert's best covers with this theme.
CSBG's Brian Cronin takes a look at 25 great covers by the late Joe Kubert in honor of his recent passing, including cover art for "Tarzan," "Hawkman," "G.I. Combat," "Batman" and more.
Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the bizarre ages of Ma and Pa Kent at their death.
What do Luke Cage, Kitty Pryde and Blue Beetle have in common? Every week, CSBG challenges readers to guess the connective theme between three covers. Check out the collection and test your comic book knowledge!
This week, learn how Spider-Man's origin was changed - in his second appearance! Plus, the not-safe-for-work side of Beetle Bailey?!?! Also, who coined Marvel's "616'" designation?
CSBG begins a four-part examination at Easter Eggs in Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek's "Marvels" series, taking it an issue at a time. We begin with cameos from Clark Kent, Billy Batson, Popeye and more!
CSBG's examination into the introductions of various comic lore continues with a look at Mort Walker's Beetle Bailey. See Beetle's debut before he joined the army! See when he enlisted and when Sarge first showed up!
Every week since March, Chad Nevett has been asking Joe Casey a random question. Come check out the collection of questions and Casey's answers, including his thoughts on his X-Men run and "Before Watchmen."
Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the convoluted history of the erstwhile "X-Force" villain, Reignfire.
Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, a bizarre tale of Lois Lane's evil personality coming out, Mister Hyde style.
Line it is Drawn celebrates its 100th installment with a series of #100 covers spotlighting some of the most popular mash-ups and team-ups our artist have done over the past 99 editions! Check 'em out! Guest artists galore!
As Rocket Raccoon prepares for a key role in Marvel NOW! as well as on the silver screen, check out these great Rocket Raccoon Easter eggs from Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema and Mike Mignola!
Fresh off of her appearance in "Dark Knight Rises," CSBG gives you a primer on the first appearance of Catwoman, the debut of her classic costume, the reveal of her real name and the first time she and Batman kissed!
Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the ever-changing pre-Crisis history of when Alfred first began working for the Waynes.
Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, when Batman went on a cruise with a few of his dumbest college friends.
An all-Batman edition of CBLR! Did DC Comics actually cancel Detective Comics in the late '70s?! Was there almost a Batman/Jon Sable crossover? Plus, discover the amazing tale of Bill Finger's only living heir!
CSBG's Chad Nevett and Brian Cronin continue their series of joint-reviews for the Before Watchmen comics with a look at Brian Azzarello and JG Jones' "Comedian" #2
"Uncanny X-Men" and "Phonogram" writer Kieron Gillen shares his picks for the top five British comic book characters with COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD (off the top of his head, of course).
It's a special Three Stooges edition of CSBG's Easter egg spotlight, as the comedy trio meets Batman, the Defenders, Power Pack, the Punisher and more!
Amid today's boom of conventions and superhero films, being a comic book fan is more accepted than ever. CSBG's Greg Hatcher grew up in another era, however, and this week he looks back on the "bad old days."
CSBG takes a look at "Peanuts" firsts, including the first appearances of Snoopy, Linus and Lucy and the first time Charlie Brown fell flat on his back after an unsuccessful attempt to kick a football held by Lucy
Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories and ideas abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, when Robin tried to take away Batgirl's memory of the dynamic duo's identities.
Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, the time Superman dressed like a giant bird to protect his secret identity.
This week, our artists drew your suggestions for comic book characters displaced into different eras. The Dark Knight Returns Batman ends up in the Batman TV series! 2012 Deathstroke versus the 1980 Teen Titans? More!
In CSBG's latest examination of stories that were abandoned and then overturned later on, witness Marvel's quick about face after Thor beat up one of the most powerful Hindu gods.
CSBG's spotlight on the strangest comics of all-time explores the woman who gave Wonder Woman the name Diana Prince and her husband who would rather chain his wife to a table than let her go to work.
CSBG's Brian Cronin and Chad Nevett continue their conversational reviews of Before Watchmen with the release of Darwyn Cooke's "BW: Minutemen" #2. Come see what they thought of the issue!
The latest edition of CSBG's look at easter eggs in comic books looks at a variety of Easter Eggs in Joe Quesada's "Daredevil" run, including references to Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon and Kevin Smith!
CSBG's weekly look at the introduction of major comic book items and ideas continues with a look at the evolution and development of the Infinity Gems Thanos eventually used for the Infinity Gauntlet.
Every week, CSBG spotlights hidden references and in-jokes that comic books sneak into the background. Check out is a collection of all the various "Easter Eggs" uncovered over the years.
CSBG's Brian Cronin and Chad Nevett continue their conversational reviews of "Before Watchmen," this week discussing Len Wein and Jae Lee's "Ozymandias" #1.
This week, our artists drew your suggestions for drawings featuring famous comic book characters in a noir style. Noir Batgirl! Noir Cloak and Dagger! Noir Atom and Hawkman! And much, much more!
In honor of Spider-Man's new film and his 50th Aniversary, CSBG has collected four month-long reader polls where you decided your favorite Spider-Man covers, characters, creators and stories!
In honor of the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man," CSBG examines the debut of various parts of Spider-Man lore, like when exactly did Peter Parker start taking photographs for the Daily Bugle?
Every week, CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories and ideas explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, a look at the shifting state of Magneto and Polaris' relationship.
CSBG has been counting down your votes and now the list is complete! Find out what you decided were the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told!
CSBG's Chad Nevett and Brian Cronin continue their joint reviews of the Before Watchmen comics with a look at "Nite Owl" #1 from J. Michael Straczynski and Andy and Joe Kubert!
CSBG's countdown of your votes for the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories continues as we reach the top twenty, with stories from Dan Slott, Stan Lee, Jeph Loeb and more!