Brian Cronin-

Brian Cronin

About Brian Cronin

CBR Senior Writer Brian Cronin has been writing professionally about comic books for over fifteen years now at CBR (primarily with his “Comics Should Be Good” series of columns, including Comic Book Legends Revealed). He has written two books about comics for Penguin-Random House – Was Superman a Spy? And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed and Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia! and one book, 100 Things X-Men Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, from Triumph Books. His writing has been featured at ESPN.com, the Los Angeles Times, About.com, the Huffington Post, Vulture and Gizmodo. He features legends about entertainment and sports at his website, Legends Revealed and other pop culture features at Pop Culture References. Follow him on Twitter at @Brian_Cronin and feel free to e-mail him suggestions for stories about comic books that you'd like to see featured at brianc@cbr.com!

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Five Characters Who Debuted in 'Back Door Pilot' Comic Book Stories

Discover five times that comic book characters debuted in a "back door pilot" comic book story

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How Stan Lee Drove Bernie Wrightson Away From Marvel

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, discover what change made to an early Bernie Wrightson comic drove the artist from Marvel

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Was Superman's First Ongoing Series, Superman #1, Meant to be a One-Shot?

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, discover whether Superman's first ongoing series was originally intended to just be a one-shot comic book

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Vision is the Avengers' Only Hope in Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa's Upcoming Arc

Marvel previews the next Avengers arc to close out 2023, and it appears as though the Vision might be the Avengers last and only hope to survive

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Elsa Bloodstone Is Spotlighted in Marvel's Werewolf by Night First Look

Marvel has released a first look at September's Werewolf by Night #1, spotlighting Elsa Bloodstone and Jack Russell being forced to team-up together

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Line it is Drawn: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Crash Famous Comic Book Covers

In the latest Line it is Drawn, in honor of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Mutant Mayhem, our artists drew the Turtles into famous covers

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Archie Mondays: Danni Malloy, Archie's First Trans Character, Gets Her Own Comic

In CBR's weekly preview of this week's Archie comics, we take a look at the debut of Danni Malloy's comic book series, Strange Science

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Marvel Announces New Thanos Series Pitting the Mad Titan Against the Illuminati

Christopher Cantwell and Luca Pizzari will be the creative team on a new Thanos series featuring the Mad Titan facing a new version of the Illuminati

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Tom Brevoort to Take Over Editing Duties on Marvel's X-Men Line of Comics

Tom Brevoort, the longtime Marvel editor who has been editing the Avengers titles for 25 years, will now be moving over to take on the X-Men line

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Marvel Teases Major Jean Grey Development in Immortal X-Men #17

Marvel released a solicitation for November's Immortal X-Men #17 that teases a major development in the life (and death and life) of Jean Grey

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EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals Solicits for Beast World Crossover Event

DC gives CBR an exclusive reveal of the solicitations for the start of the epic Beast World Titans-centric crossover starting in November

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EXCLUSIVE: The Fall of X Continues with the Start of the Genesis War in X-Men Red

The Genesis War begins on Arakko as the Fall of X continues in this CBR exclusive preview of next week's X-Men Red #14

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EXCLUSIVE: The Dark Droids Try to Access the Force by Targeting Darth Vader

Darth Vader's ability to access the Force is sought by the Dark Droid rebellion in the CBR exclusive preview of next week's Star Wars: Darth Vader #37

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Marvel to Introduce a Brand-New Sentry

Marvel announces that a brand-new Sentry will be debuting as a reborn version of the powerful Marvel superhero

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Birds of Prey Writer Teases Wonder Woman Appearance

In an interview with CBR, Birds of Prey writer Kelly Thompson teases a clash with the Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman in an upcoming issue of the title

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Marvel Launches New Spider-Woman Series Following Her Web of Destiny Resurrection

Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman, is receiving a brand-new ongoing series spinning out of the Spider-Man crossover, Gang War.

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Line it is Drawn: Pee-wee Herman Comic Book Team-Ups

In the latest Line it is Drawn, in honor of the late, great Paul Reubens, our artists drew your suggestions for Pee-wee Herman comic book team-ups

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Marvel Announces a Sequel to Spider-Man: Reign

Marvel announces a sequel to 2006's Spider-Man: Reign, which the company is dubbing "the most notorious Spider-Man story ever told"

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Archie Mondays: Two Golden Age Marines Teach Archie and Little Archie Lessons

In CBR's weekly preview of this week's Archie comics, we take a look at two Golden Age Archie Marine heroes giving advice to Archie and Little Archie

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Marvel Reveals New Details About Its 1990s Throwback Series, Daredevil: Black Armor

Marvel reveals more info about Daredevil: Black Armor, which is set in the 1990s, with 90s Daredevil writer, D.G. Chichester, back in the saddle

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