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Has Captain America ever been completely in the wrong?

While watching people pick loyalties in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, some (a tiny bit) of the tension gets lost because of an easy litmus test: if Captain America objects to it, it's wrong. ...
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How many comic-based movies won an Oscar? [on hold]

I'm curious to know how many movies based on any comic source have won an Oscar(s). This can range from the massive Marvel or DC universe comics to individual comics such as Men in Black (originally ...
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What is the first occurrence of a pre-teen female superhero in comics?

I am looking for the first appearance of a female heroine that would generally be considered a super-human and who is under the age of 13. Wonder Tot comes to mind, but is this the first?
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Why does Teen Titan theme song have accent?

The theme in question is here ...
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What's the difference between “Deathstroke Volume 1: Legacy” and “Deathstroke the Terminator Volume 1: Assassins”

I know that Volume 1: Legacy has been discontinued and Volume 1: Assassins is still on-going, but what is so different about each comic book series?
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Looking for a comic hardback book about an alien ship crashed on earth and a giant humanoid pilot [duplicate]

When I was about 10 I read a great comic hardback. the story based around the discovery on earth of a crashed alien ship, with a giant human pilot. I clearly remember a scene where the giant ...
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80s -90s sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel about teen girl and brother rescued, travel to non-Earth place

I'm looking for a graphic novel I read as a teen which I do not remember the name. It includes: Teen girl and brother running from bad guys. I believe the parents may have died. Rescue by ...
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Looking for a short comic story about a robot trying to save a human pilot but bound by the 3 laws

I remember reading this short comic about 2 years ago. The look of the book seemed pretty new. I remember that it was a hard-cover comic. The picture on the cover was the robot with some kind of a ...
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Looking for a comic with a jester, the Grim Reaper and a rose

I'm looking for a comic story I read in the late 90s / early 2000s. It featured: a jester-type character (face painted white) Death / the Grim Reaper Something about a rose and an hour-glass The ...
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Which Batman comic had the Joker trick a man into thinking he was ugly?

IIRC there was a Batman comic which featured a storyline in which the Joker manipulated a young man into thinking he was hideously ugly despite his evident good looks with blonde hair and blue eyes. ...
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70s/80s children's comic about a green ghost/alien and his young human friend?

Can't remember much else. The creature or ghost is green and cute, and the human is (I'm pretty sure) a boy. It's not My Pet Monster, Slimer from Ghostbusters, Casper in the wrong color, or Doop ...
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Why do Marvel Comics' Celestials appear to have humanoid forms?

According to this and their depictions in the comics, Celestials can remain levitated in the air and maneuver in any directions. If they could just fly anywhere they want and constantly remain ...
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Looking for short comics about boy sent for a quest for leaf

I am looking for a short comics that I've seen long time ago somewhere in the web. The comics is about a boy who falls in love with a girl, but the girl is a bitch. She orders the boy to get ...
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What's the perfect place to start reading DC comics for a newbie? [closed]

I am a newbie in comics. Although I'm well aware with all the DC characters and have seen all the movies, I think it's time for me start diving into comics as they're the real deal and I've always ...
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Are Kryptonians affected by Kryptonite if Earth's sun turns red?

Kryptonians get their power from Earth's yellow sun, however when they are on a planet that has a red sun, they are essentially human. Kryptonite was irradiated by Krypton's explosion, it's not ...
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Can Flash think faster?

The Flash is a superhero whose power is superspeed. In the TV shows (the current one and the one from the 90s portrayed by John Wesley Shipp), the superspeed effect by often shown by slowing ...
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Did Batman ever let the Joker out of Arkham?

Much like the plot of The Mystery Men, does Batman at any point in the comics let the Joker "escape" from Arkham Asylum?
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Where to start reading The Batman?

I've recently gotten into comic books and I'm interested in reading the Batman comics. I have no idea where to start. I've seen all of the live action Batman movies so I pretty much know origin ...
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What's a good place to start reading DC comic books? [closed]

I'm starting to read DC comic books but I don't know where to start. It's pretty easy with Marvel thanks to Marvel Platinum series but I can't seem to find something like that but for DC. Is there ...
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Graphic novel where protagonist is an architect that doesn't need sleep

I am trying to identify a graphic novel I read around 10-15 years ago (although it may be older than that). The plot centers around a city designer who has used special techniques in his design that ...
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Can you help identify this sci-fi graphic novel/comic book?

Some 20 odd years ago I read a graphic novel and can't remember the title. Here's what I can remember: It as a sci fi story, set in a future where humans had made contact with several alien races. I ...
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Is there a reading order for Grimm Fairy Tales - Age of Darkness?

I've searched the net but I can't find the order for this one. It seems like a crossover but maybe it isn't. Can someone tell me the right order to read these? Any help is appreciated.
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Superman time-travels to red Sun age

I have a rather vague recollection of this comic book. I believe I read this in early 70's. Superman time-travels back to the time when the Sun is a red star. The Earth is (rather strangely) inhabited ...
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I can't remember the name of this super villain

I'm trying to figure out the name of this super villian, here is what I remember: Super Strength (yawn) Looks like he could be somebody's dad (he had a really nice looking sweatshirt, and I think a ...
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Which order to read the Humble Bundle IDW Star Trek comics?

I recently purchased the Humble Star Trek Bundle (presented by IDW). They've included 18 volumes of comic books (84 comic issues in total). I'm fairly sure that the stories are 'more or less' self ...
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Is there a known predecessor for Jenny Sparks?

Jenny Sparks is a character created by Warren Ellis that first appeared in the Stormwatch comics and then lead The Authority. She is a century child, an embodiment of the 20th century. Her successor ...
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What does Dr. Strange summon from the Blood Bible?

In New Avengers, Dr. Strange summons some tentacle thing from a portal using a spell from the Blood Bible. It's so hardcore even Sun-God is severely weakened permanently. New Avengers #21 What ...
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Help ID a trapped in time comic

I'm trying to find an old comic I once read. Details:The story involves a group of scientists that are tossed back in time to the 1800's. They have no way of getting back. I think they tried to make ...
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Comic/tabletop RPG about mice with swords and shields going on adventures

I know I am not crazy, and it's within the last 5 years that I've seen the stories and the Tabletop RPG with the same characters. But for the life of me I cannot remember the Title. What is worse; I ...
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Comic book about a city of superheroes

Here's all I remember from the comic: The comic was about a city filled with people with superpowers, the plot focused a lot on a group of teenage superheroes, who where mainly goth, the whole city ...
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Are there list of canon LGBT characters in comics with citations to source material? [closed]

Looking around there are a lot of lists of disparate lists of LGBT comic characters but they tend not to include references or citations to comics that support their identity. Some characters are ...
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Comic story ID: The exterminator of exterminators

This was a story in a comic book. I don't know the title, nor the author or artist. It was definitely a comic book of (unrelated) horror stories, though. I believe I read it sometime between 1975 and ...
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Iron Man comic identification

I read this comic a long time ago. In it, Iron Man traveled back to an old time(a time where people used sword and armor). He gets imprisoned and beaten up. His girlfriend in the present is an ...
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Which order to read the IDW Transformers comics?

I've purchased the following comics as part of the Humble Transformers Bundle offer and now wonder whether I should read them in some specific chronological order or not: Transformers Classics, Vol. ...
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Looking for the name of a scifi comic strip from a book-for-boys book

During the 1980s I received as a present a hardback comic book (of the typical Christmas style annals) that covered a whole raft of space stories, fact and fiction, including several episodes of a ...
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Graphic novel about a space traveler in a falcon-type ship with an amulet and a large earthworm

There was a black and white graphic novel from the 70s about a young space traveler who flies in a falcon type ship. He comes to a planet carrying an amulet that is missing what was inside. He meets ...
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Green Lantern Corps and Krypton

I was wondering if the issue of "why the Green Lantern Corps did not do anything to save Krypton" has come up in the DC Universe. I don't really know enough about the Green Lantern mythology to know ...
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Comic Book Identification - Sci-fi/Fantasy - Lost Soul Earthworm

When I was a kid(early 1990s), I read a graphic novel from the local library that I have been unable to find or identify. Here are the clues: It's from the 1970s or 1980s, from what I remember of ...
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Why is Karl Tagon allowed to be an officer of Tagon's Toughs?

Why did the U.N.S. military allow Karl Tagon to serve as an officer in Tagon's Toughs after the company's first stint working for the Oafans? It's well-established that the U.N.S. gets displeased with ...
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Robot wakes man from suspended animation to play Santa Claus (comic)

I recall a short comic story from a magazine (maybe Heavy Metal or similar) in the late 70's or early 80's. It's about a guy who is woken from suspended animation on a colony ship by a robot once a ...
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What is the back-story of “Sister Claire” comic?

"Sister Claire" comic's back-story seems very scantily covered in the strips themselves, IIRC. Is there any information on what the back-story is? Is it on Earth in some post-Apocalyptic time? Some ...
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Do comics books tend to assume a high level of genre knowledge in the reader? Why? [closed]

When you read fantasy or science fiction novels, the author generally takes significant time to develop the setting, making the details of its "otherness" clear to the reader, especially those details ...
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What does Wayne Enterprises produce in the Batman comics?

In the new Batman movies Wayne Enterprises produces military weapons but what does it produce in the comic book? I'm not a big comic book reader but I am curious. If there is canon evidence please ...
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Story ident : Graphic novel about people building a spaceship to explore other worlds?

I'm trying to remember the name of a graphic novel I read in Barnes and Noble several years ago (probably 2010 - 2012). It was full color. They were trying to build a spaceship to explore other ...
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In comics does Batman have a rule against killing?

Inspired by this question, I have to admit I don't know a lot about the Comic Book Batman, but I know a fair amount about his other incarnations. I know for example, that the 1989 movie had him kill ...
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Have any Marvel/DC superheroes died of natural causes?

Reviewing an answer on another question, someone posited that Professor X is a mutant, and thus not subject to normal rules of mortality. This isn't really true, but it brought up an interesting idea, ...
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Has Charles Xavier ever exhibited the ability to freeze minds/time in the comics?

In the X-Men movies, Professor Charles Xavier exhibits the ability to freeze minds, effectively stopping time for people on a fairly large scale, freezing everyone in the Oval Office and an entire ...
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How vulnerable is Wolverine to electricity?

In comics which are considered canon, are there any ways that Wolverine has actually been affected by electricity? I'm having a lot of trouble finding cases where this has happened. The guy has a ...
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What is the earliest mention of an alternate reality in Marvel comics?

Over the years, Marvel has explored a lot of characters and possibilities using alternate realities. Now, there are a whole lot of alternate universes in the Marvel Multiverse, and characters now ...
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Reading order for Wolverine's history

I want to learn the history of Wolverine from the beginning. What comic issues should I read and in what order to understand how he became what he is (what he actually is) and he came to the present ...