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

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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 Clair” comic?

"Sister Clair" 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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Can anyone help me find a grapic novel I read 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 ...
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How do Green Lanterns breathe in space?

I understand it is a power of the ring but I was curious if they ever explain how it works. It seems to be some protective aura that does it as they are never seen in space without that but it prevent ...
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Comic where time-travel assassination of Hitler backfires

(Asking on behalf of an anonymous person on the internet whose mention of the comic piqued my interest -- so unfortunately, I cannot offer any more details.) [...] A comic where someone goes back ...
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What was the story with goo that absorbed everything?

I remember reading a sci fi comic with a story where there was a goo or ooze that absorbed everything. I think the goo (or whatever it was) was black. I remember reading it in the late 70's or ...
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Why did Ozai confront Ursa (The Search Part 2)

In the Search Part 2, it was revealed that Ursa faked the letter she wrote regarding Zuko's true parentage to provoke Ozai and to see if he was intercepting her letters home. Ozai, angry, confronted ...
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TV's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. vs The Comic Books

Without revealing any spoilers concerning information beyond that which has been televised thusfar, can someone please answer how closely related the TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is to the ...
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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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Guardians of the Galaxy starts at Vol 2

Why does Guardians of the Galaxy start at Volume 2 instead of Volume 1? Is the Volume 1 the old Guardians of the Galaxy or something?
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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 ...