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Is Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a symbol? [closed]

Is Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim vs the World a symbol or icon? Is she merely a representation of a 'kind' of girl? Or was she a real person person the story?
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What's the recommended reading order for Fall of the Mutants (X-Men)?

I've been searching the net for some definitive (or even a suggestion) for a reading order for this X-Men crossover but I'm coming up blank. The best one I saw was from this site but I'm a bit ...
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What's the reading order for X-Men Second Coming?

I'm a bit confused with this story arc. The chapters are clearly defined on the cover but I'm unsure where X-factor/Hellbound/Blind Science comes into the picture as they are part of "Second Coming: ...
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Which American made comic book was the 1st to be translated into a foreign language and marketed abroad?

Which American made comic book was the first to be translated into a foreign language and marketed abroad? What language was it translated into, and what country was it intended for?
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In The Secret History, why are the Archons becoming less powerful over time?

The Secret History is an alternate-history comic series that follows the story of four immortal siblings who use their runestones to manipulate the world, by altering chance and entropy. It is ...
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Comic book that was released in the 80s

I am trying to find out the name of a couple of science fiction comic books that think were released in the 1980s. They were full colour and contained warfare between all kinds of aliens and humans. ...
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Early '80s sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel made with real photographs?

I remember checking it out from the library when I was a kid. It is set on an alien planet; there is a woman in a diaphanous white gown who, at one point, rides on the back of a centaur-type creature ...
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Lost in alien world - Comic book identification

I am looking for a comic book / series (likely 60's or early 70's) in which a mixed crew of men and women (I remember them to be youngish) get lost in an alien but very Earthlike world only with ...
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Where do the X-Men get all their money/funding?

Charles Xavier's father was a "wealthy nuclear scientist". In the beginning, Charles personally bankrolled the Xavier Institute/X-Men using his family's money. This included, but was not limited to ...
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In Death Note, how do shinigami and humans speak the same language?

Shinigami are totally different from humans, so how do they speak to each other? How can Ryusaki and Ryuk speak the same language?
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Is Mister Dark part of/Homage to The Endless?

I've just started reading The Dark Ages, part of the Fables series, and Mister Dark has just been introduced. I couldn't help but notice the striking similarities between him and the Endless of Neil ...
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What is the TV show in “Transmetropolitan” about inventing drugs before they're banned by the government?

The first time I read through Ellis' amazing "Transmetropolitan", I ran across a quick throwaway sequence about a fictional TV show in which the hosts invent new recreational drugs, which would then ...
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Who is this superhero?

Who is this character? I cannot figure it out.
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When/How did Wolverine learn about his past?

After a decade-ish hiatus from reading comics, I've recently started reading again. (Marvel Unlimited was the greatest birthday gift ever!) Before stopping, one of the last arcs I had read was the ...
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In the Asterix series, Why didn't the Romans just address the magic potion problem head on?

Re-visiting the famous (at least outside of America!) Asterix series which I loved from my more impressionable days as a kid. Now wondering if I missed an issue in the canon or if the Romans simply ...
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Is there a reading order for Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales?

I've just started finally reading this series and have the first two TPBs. I'm thoroughly hooked and I see there is a ton of of various GFT titles that have been done and also currently going. I have ...
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Why is Captain America described as the perfect human when he can be overpowered by people like the Hulk or Thor [closed]

How can Captain America be the 'perfect human' when: he can be overpowered by the Hulk isn't as agile as Spiderman is outmatched in intelligence by Reed Richards He doesn't seem to be 'the best' at ...
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In which Batman comic issue was there a plague of illiteracy?

I read this one on paper so it was likely pre-2004, possibly pre-2000. Not sure which villain was the perpetrator -- maybe the Joker? -- but I seem to recall it being caused by a hand-sized, ...
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What is the relationship between First Formics War Marvel comics and Card/Johnston prequel books?

What is the relationship between First Formics War Marvel comics (Formic Wars: Burning Earth and on) and Card/Johnston prequel book trilogy (Earth Unaware, Earth Afire and Earth Awakens)? From rough ...
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Possibly a 80s horror comic question

I remember a particular story in a comic in the UK (could have been a US import though), it regards a couple on a honeymoon cruise on a liner. The ship picks up someone in a lifeboat (or directly ...
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What are all the R.I.P.D. comics currently available?

I'm trying to assess if it's feasible for me to read all RIPD (Rest in Peace Department) comics before I see the movie. So far, unless I'm hugely mistaken, there appear only two publications: A ...
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Has there ever been a video game based on Flash Gordon?

None are listed on Wikipedia. I'm not talking about pinball games with a Flash Gordon theme; I've seen those. I mean a game where you get to be Flash, or ally with him, or be on his team or ...
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Identify this Indian comics with two protagonist fight with supernatural beings

In my childhood, more then 14 years ago. I used to read a Indian comic book with two charter as protagonist one with magical beard which changes length as per his wish and the second one who has a ...
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In Wolverine Origins, couldn't wolverine just cut away the flesh surrounding the cut made by the Muramasa and regenerate?

I was reading the Wolverine Origins comic where Captain America cuts Wolverine with the Muramasa blade. The cut, as it is revealed will not heal because of the blade. If Wolverine were to cut out ...
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Superman computes pi

My father remembers an old Superman comic in which Lois Lane is kidnapped and her return is conditioned on Superman computing the last digit of pi (you know, 3.1415926535...) Or perhaps this is just ...
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Was every version of Batman in Ellis' “Planetary” a reference to other comic artists?

The comic book series "Planetary" by Warren Ellis plays directly on the DC multiverse being a retcon device. In the Planetary/Batman crossover, the story rotates between six versions of Batman. As ...
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Do I need to watch the Gundam series in order to not be lost?

I previously asked about a specific scene and found out that it was from Gundam Wing. [1] I'm now considering watching that series, but I'm concerned that I'm not going to know what's going on if I ...
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How is the movie adaptation of R.I.P.D. different from the comic?

How is the movie adaptation of R.I.P.D. different from the comic? There appears to be no wiki for the comic. But seeing as to how the movie is considered to be a flop, I'm curious to know how faithful ...
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Who is this character, wearing a space suit with a big hole in the upper torso?

I saw a tweet today which probably represents the most ridiculous take on the Chainmail Bikini trope I've ever seen. Even as simple armor, this wouldn't pass the practicality test with such ...
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What are the various fictional metals in the Marvel Universe?

I think the question is self explanatory. In the Marvel Universe what are the various fictional materials(metals or otherwise)? The only ones i have encountered are Adamantium, Vibranium and uru. Are ...
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Who are these superheroes?

I realize the DCnU has changed but I am having trouble recognizing some of the people in this image. I recognize Guy Gardner (Green Lantern) and Booster Gold. I assume that one of them is a remnant of ...
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Comic book cataloging and pricing software? Does it exist? [closed]

I'm looking to catalog and price my comic collection. In this day and age, there's got to be a high tech solution to this. I'm imagining some kind of database that uses my iPhone's (or computer's) ...
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Identify comic book about 1940's resistance fighters battling an alien invasion

Anyone know name of comic book from the 1940's about resistance fighter after devastating alien invasion. The fighters used a vehicle that was a large wheel. The driver would ride in the center and ...
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1980s or late 70s comic featuring a space ark with humanity frozen on board and a romance?

I may be remembering this incorrectly, but was a large hardbound SF anthology with several comics. May have been black and white, don't remember color. In one particular story, there is a space ark ...
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What are the different ways that Spider-Man makes webs in the comics?

I've never really followed the comics too religiously, but I've read a few issues here and there, and a few of the spin-offs. I recall one explanation of Spider-Man's webs as being an invention of ...
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Why the name “Cable”?

Wolverine: Sabertooth? [looks at Storm] Storm. [looks at Xavier] What do they call you? "Wheels"? Most comic book characters have names which are so befitting them, or ...
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2000AD comic from the 80s featuring a giant shark

This should be easy for someone to remember but I'm having no luck searching for it on the internet. The UK comic 2000AD featured, very early on, a long running series about a giant shark and the ...
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Why is there a giant penny in the Bat Cave? [duplicate]

I was watching Batman Beyond with my daughter and was wondering why there is a giant penny in the bat cave. I've seen it before in other Batman shows/comics but I was curious what it's origins are.
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Need attribution of Spiderman quote-Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option

I need correct attribution of the quote "Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option." Was this only for the movie? Or did it come ...
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How did Valérian meet Laureline?

The comic book entitled Bad Dreams features the meeting of the series' protagonists, Valérian and Laureline, which is unavailable in an English translation at this time. Time Jam: Valérian and ...
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Are the Cybermen in “Assimilation²” Mondasian or Cybus?

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 is a great comic, but what's the deal with the Cybermen in the flashback? They have the enormous earcovers and smooth lines of the Mondasian ...
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Why are there not more Super Hero literary novels? [closed]

I understand that comic books are the medium of choice and graphic novels are next in line. But after all this time that super heroes have been around, there have only been a handful of pure text ...
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Actor with the most comic-book movie roles?

When Ryan Reynolds starred in Green Lantern (2011), I recall seeing jokes based on the fact that he'd recently appeared in another comic-book adaptation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even before ...
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Does the death penalty exist in comics?

This question is about comics in general, but is focused on Marvel and DC since I know only those two universes. Hence, "comics" in this question refers to those two universes. Everyone knows ...
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Mutated animals in X-men (/Ultimate X-men)

In Ultimate X-Men #18 when Xavier talks about how he and MacTaggert started their work, he mentions "Boys made of steam, dogs made of ice cream." Even if this is a humorous remark, it still seems to ...
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The X-FACTOR gene in Ultimate X-men

Reading the Ultimate X-men #15 I see that Xavier claims that "98% of all known mutants test positive for the X-FACTOR gene". Isn't the X-FACTOR gene what makes a mutant or does this simply include ...
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Why does Slaine warp-spasm?

In the Slaine comics, what causes him to warp-spasm in battle? Does he have any control over it happening?
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What is the deal with Deadpool and Iron Man?

So I was just curious I am new to Deadpool. In looking to start a collection I have seen a LOT of Deadpool/Iron man variant covers. Is it just cool for the artists to draw that kind of thing, or do ...
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When Did Magneto Start To Ally Himself With The X-Men?

I've recently been getting into reading comic books again & in particular I'm trying to fill the gaps in my X-Men knowledge (a favourite). I've read a number of the original books & Magneto ...
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Does Alan Moore hate Harry Potter?

I finally got around to reading The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 and I still puzzling over some of it. Warning! Major Spoilers ahead! And in one scene: I can't make up my ...