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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Peter David's Historic Run on Incredible Hulk Came to an End 25 Years Ago

A look back to 25 years ago, when Peter David's epic run on Incredible Hulk came to an end with a touching farewell to the characters in the series

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Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine Oscar Winner, Dies at 89

Alan Arkin, the acclaimed actor who won an Academy Award for his performance in Little Miss Sunshine, has passed away at the age of 89

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Marvel's Al Ewing Teases the X-Men’s Upcoming Genesis War in Fall of X

In an interview with Marvel, X-Men Red writer Al Ewing teased the upcoming Genesis War that will rage during the Fall of X crossover event

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Ten Years Ago, Hawkeye Readers Saw the World Through the Eyes of a Dog

A look back to ten years ago, when an award-winning issue of Hawkeye saw the superhero's dog take control of the story for a change

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When it Comes to Stan Lee's Legacy, One of His Greatest Enemies Was...Stan Lee

One of the biggest problems with Stan Lee's comic book legacy was his own counter-productive statements about his iconic career

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EXCLUSIVE: Spider-Man's Newest Ally Helps Him Battle Electro

Spider-Man is aided by one of his newest allies in a battle against a super-charged Electro in a CBR exclusive preview of Spider-Man #10

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The Flash Speeds Into His First Scripted Podcast Series

Hot off of his first solo motion picture, the Flash will also be starring in a scripted Apple podcast series starring Max Greenfield as the Flash

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Eight Series Will Launch Out of DSTLRY's Debut Comic, The Devil's Cut

DSTLRY's debut comic book, The Devil's Cut, will launch eight new series from the brand-new comic book company in 2023 and 2024

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The Line it is Drawn: Comic Book Crossovers Done in Strange, New Genres

In this week's Line it is Drawn, in honor of Disney's new take on Secret Invasion, our artists depict comic crossovers done in completely new genres

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The Hulk Is Being Hunted by All of Marvel's Monsters

A new villain has placed a bounty on the Hulk's head, and all of the monsters of the Marvel Universe are obliged to hunt down the jade giant

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Harley Quinn Erased Aquaman From the DC Universe

Aquaman is the latest victim of Harley Quinn's destructive trek through time in the DC Universe, with Harley making sure his parents never met

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Russell Crowe Jokes About How Many Fathers in Superhero Movies He's Played

Russell Crowe hilariously responds to a viral meme about how many fathers the actor has played in superhero movies over the years

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EXCLUSIVE: Deathstroke, Black Adam's Priest Wants to Write a Power Girl Series

In an interview with CBR, longtime DC writer Priest explains what kind of series he wants to write and why Power Girl is a character he'd like to use

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DC Officially Debuts Wonder Woman's New Daughter

Wonder Woman's daughter, Trinity, made her official debut in this week's Wonder Woman #800, in a story leading into a new Wonder Woman series

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Line it is Drawn: The Flash Encounters Strange DC Characters in the Multiverse

In this week's Line it is Drawn, in honor of the new Flash film, our artists drew your ideas for the Flash meeting other DC heroes in the Multiverse

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Moondragon's Daredevil Origin Was Done With Unpublished Iron Man Pages

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, see how Moondragon's origin in the pages of Daredevil was done with unpublished Iron Man pages

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Line it is Drawn: The Line Pays Tribute to John Romita

In a special Line it is Drawn, our artists paid tribute to the late, great John Romita Sr.

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Why Ms. Marvel Fans Think Kamala Will Be Resurrected Before Iron Man and Emma Frost's Wedding

A promo image for an upcoming X-Men wedding has fans thinking that Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel, will be resurrected sooner than later

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Was a Controversial Marvel Comic Canceled After Being Seized at the USA/Canada Border

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, learn whether a controversial Marvel comic was canceled after being seized at the USA/Canada border

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Did Gerry Conway Not Know the Identity of the Jackal Was When He was Introduced?

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, learn whether Gerry Conway didn't know who the Spider-Man villain, the Jackal, was when he was introduced

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