Comics is a graphic medium in which images convey a sequential narrative. The term could include 'graphic-novels'.

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Comic book about a British aesthete in an anachronistically advanced Victorian world

I know I've found this one a half dozen times, but I keep misplacing the title. It involves a man locked in solitary confinement, hooded and chained, for crimes of perversion. He escapes, I believe ...
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Who is this size-shifter that gets smarter as he shrinks

I remember this character from a superhero comic book. It was almost certainly a book by a US publisher, and I'm pretty sure it was not older than late 90s. I'm also pretty sure that the character in ...
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Can you identify these Doctors of the science fiction genre in miniature formats?

Please identify these Doctors, their minions, their comic or science fiction genre of origin and links, if possible.
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The age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?

In general, comics, series and movies. What's the age difference between Bruce Wayne and Alfred?
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Buffy. The First imitates dead people

For those who have read Buffy comics knows that In the last season of Buffy (s07) The First (of all evil) imitates different dead people, because that is the only thing he can do. At one point he ...
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Has Superman ever said, “Ouch!”?

I was playing with my son and when Superman got knocked off a castle I had him say, "Ouch!" Then I realized, he probably never says ouch. But, I thought maybe there's a chance that he had! Has ...
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Which issues, if any, are the Hellboy movies based on?

I was wondering which comic issues cover the story arcs used for the two live-action films. Supposing, of course, that the films were adaptations of existing comics, and not original plots loosely ...
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Post nuclear war comic

There was a comic that told the story of a society based in Iceland. The one story line featured an oil tanker stranded in a desert that a military force was extracting oil from. The militay force was ...
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Where does the witch end up at the end of Seconds?

At the end of Seconds, Katie is trapped in a dead, empty world* with the witch. Katie says, "...you aren't alone. I'm here now. I'm in this world with you! ... we can still at least try to make it a ...
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Robin pretends to be evil to get close to a villain

One of the first comic books I came across was a story with Robin and a team (in retrospect, likely early Teen Titans). I read it decades ago, but no earlier than 1972. In the issue, the devil-like ...
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What comic book super hero/villain has appeared with the most “real life” individuals?

While is becoming ever more popular to have real life individuals portray themselves in superhero movies in the context of their actual positions, comic book fans recognize this type of appearance ...
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Are the metal parts of Wonder Woman's costume affected by magnetism?

What are Wonder Woman's weapons made of? By weapons I mean the Bracelets, Sword, Tiara and the parts of her uniform that appear to be metal. I know they're all mystical in origin, so I'm trying to ...
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Are all Kryptonian objects “super” under a yellow sun?

Superman's original cape made from his swaddling blanket is indestructible. Are other Kryptonian artifacts, materials, substances or products of similar super durability? Or, are only certain ...
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Comic book with a boy and animals

I read this comic book as a child, but can't recall it's name & Google couldn't help. It's about a boy and lots of animals. As far as I can remember the boy regularly enters a dream-world, where ...
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What does the small picture indicate on the cover of comic books?

What does the small stamp/picture (usually in the upper left hand corner) on comic book covers indicate? The Hulk below is the best example of what I am referring too. I was wondering if it was ...
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Which German comic does this (translated) image come from?

I recall finding out that this image comes from a German comic, but its name is lost on me. I've tried a reverse image search on Google, but with no luck. Could someone please tell me the name of the ...
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When did the original Batman comic series end?

We know that it started in 1939, and presumably ended somewhere in the 1950s or 1960s, but on which exact date and which exact chapter/issue of the comic series? By "original", I refer to when the ...
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What is this comic featuring a man whose eyes see two different versions of the world?

I would have read it in the mid-90s, but I'm not sure if was new at that time. The main character of the series sees the world normally through one eye, but the other shows a demonic version of ...
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Who said 'Sacre Bleu?'

What comic book series had characters that said 'Sacre Bleu? I am unable to find the title that seems right. I believe that the Aries was published in the early 1950's, possibly earlier.
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Identify a mid to late 80s comic, possibly 2000AD

There's very little to go on. It had a 2000AD sort of art style and vibe (it may even have been a 2000AD storyline). It had a group of mercenary/anti-hero types. They were mixed gender and race (but ...
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Help identify a 1960's comic book about an older space craft saving more modern spaceships

I'm looking for a fondly remembered comic book for my husband. He recalls a comic book from when he was a child - (Late 1950's to mid 1960's) where an older astronaut has a space craft that is ...
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What was considered the Judge's secondary weapon?

So near the beginning of the 2012 movie... Judge Dredd: A rookie Judge on assessment is likely to be involved in armed combat. One in five don't survive the first day. You may be required to carry ...
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When was Superman's backstory and the fate of his parents revealed?

I was pondering the issue of why so many superheroes are orphans, which led me to consider who was first identified as an orphan and when. Although Batman was probably hot on Superman's heels, I ...
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When did “The Batman” become “Batman”?

In Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics No. 27, he is referred to as "The Bat(-)Man" exclusively. In the issue, characters say "It's the Bat-Man" rather than "It's Batman". For example: ...
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Why is Shepherd Book crushing a snake on the cover of Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale?

Have any of the writers or artists stated why Shepherd Book is stepping on a snake on the cover of Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale? There is no snake in the graphic novel. Is it a allusion to Book ...
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Connection between Doktor Sleepless and Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island

Doktor Sleepless and Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island are both comics written by Warren Ellis, and I noticed that the protagonists of both comics have a very similar name. ...
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Is the Trial of Jean Grey just a complete misunderstanding?

Some time in 2013, a story line ran between Guardians of the Galaxy and All-New X-Men starting in Guardians 11, "The Trial of Jean Grey". Here Jean had been transported from the past, accused for her ...
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Why was Alfred's father named Jarvis? (Out-of-Universe)

In the New 52 continuity, Alfred Pennyworth's father is named Jarvis Pennyworth. However, there was already a well-known comic book butler named Jarvis; Edwin Jarvis, the butler of Iron Man and the ...
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Rick's hand in The Walking Dead comic

As fans of the comics know, in the The Walking Dead comic books, I haven't seen any such images myself, despite having looked for them. Do they exist? If so, can you find a few instances of ...
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Comic book about a girl who can see monsters hidden among us

This was a comic book. I think I read it as a bound graphic novel some time after 1998 and before 2006, but I can't swear to the exact time period. The main character is a teenage girl. Her ...
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Astronauts on Europa (moon), time-shift future, gravity, intelligent computer, Aries, 1960s?

I'm looking for the title and artists of a comic about some astronauts (around five I think) doing research/archaeology on (I think) Europa (Jupiter's moon). They're working when one or more of them ...
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Did Einstein ever lead the Kents to Kal-El in the comics?

In the Elliot S. Maggin novel Superman: Last Son of Krypton, an aging Albert Einstein was contacted by a drone that preceded baby Kal-El's ship to Earth. The drone spoke in Jor-El's voice, told ...
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How does Superman get a clean shave? [duplicate]

As we all know, Superman is invulnerable, nothing can harm him except kryptonite. We always see Superman in clean shave. So how is it possible, and with what blade does he shave?
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Are Clark Kent's glasses prescription, or just for show?

In the comic books were the glasses just part of the disguise, or did they actually correct his vision?
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All Halo Books List [closed]

As a fan of the Halo games and its lore I was thinking about getting all of the books or comics that are a part of the Halo lore. I was wondering if anyone had a full list of all the books related ...
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Identify comic novel with mice and aliens (Martians?)

The story takes place on Mars (or another planet) where Martians (?) are waiting for people from Earth to land. Both planets have been communicating for some time and they finally manage to meet each ...
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Most recent original Marvel and DC hero? [closed]

I know Marvel and DC have well established characters, so they rarely need to create original ones. I want to know the last original hero for each universe as of August 2015. Can someone help me find ...
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Has Superman ever won a fight by using brains over brawn? (Except for Heat Vision Lobotomy)

I know Superman generally has some pretty tough combat feats and I know he's proven to be massively intelligent with calculations and medicine, but have there been any really notable instances where ...
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What was the name of the graphic novel with perfume-mixing people and a walking egg?

I suddenly got a flashback about this comic, which must've been from around 80s-90s. The only things I can manage to remember from it are that there was the protagonist who tried to blend in a strange ...
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Can post-Crisis Superman destroy the world with his heat vision?

A number of questions were raised in a discussion about Post Crisis Superman... We were wondering if he could destroy the Earth with his Heat Vision and it came to my attention that in one issue He ...
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Was there a one-off Spider-Man public awareness / anti-drug comic given away with chocolate pudding in the early 90s?

I seem to recall a one-off Spider-Man comic book issue or series that came out when I was much younger. This would have been between 1990 and 1992. I believe that it was actually a set of two ...
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Searching for this comic on bots and humans

Ok , a couple of days ago I came across this comic strip. Basically its about an alternate world where a human dresses up like a bot and tries to infiltrate a bot community or something... then he is ...
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Which comic book cover has had the most homages?

Often you'll see covers paying homage to or parodying a famous comic cover. For example: or or So, which cover has been...well...covered the most?
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The earliest TV show/movie to have an actor portray a comic book character with dissimilar ethnicity?

With the new Fantastic Four (yet another Hollywood reboot) coming out soon, it's great to see that the actor Michael Jordan (nah...not that one) playing The Human Torch isn't another white actor ...
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When and why did the shape of Captain America's shield change?

In his first appearances, Captain America's shield is an elongated triangle with three peaks at the top: Joe Simon's first sketch of Captain America Cover of Captain America issue #1, 1941 ...
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What was the first use of white eyes?

To clarify think about storm how her eyes turn pure white. Often when you see Batman or Wolverine in costume their eyes are just white (no eyes). When did this first become a thing? First usage of ...
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Are there any classic fantasy type comic series? (with dwarves, magic, etc) [closed]

I'm starting to get into comics and am reading some of the big ones, marvel, dc and I've seen the fantasy world in Grimm Fairy Tales. But I was expecting to be able to find something like a classic ...
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Why do Darkseid and Orion look so different if they're father and son?

Orion has a very human appearance. And Darkseid looks like this. Has this ever been explained? Edit: I remembered that in Kingdom Come we see an older Orion whose appearance more closely ...
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Has Batman Ever Sacrificed himself for Superman?

Has Batman ever sacrificed himself to save Supes? Or come close with intention? I was curious if he had! Any universe, but comic source preferred and encouraged.. Thanks!
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Identify old comic about man who discovers he is an android

I bought this first issue during the late 80's or early 90's. My vague recollection of the first issue's plot is that there's this long haired dude; blonde if I'm not mistaken. I think he was a rock ...