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

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Avengers comic v/s Movie [on hold]

What are the main differences between the Avengers comics and the movie? I feel like the movie would have changed many details about the original comics to make it more popular. I'm only asking for ...
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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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Which fictional character has the greatest volume of content created about him/her? [closed]

Perhaps there is a better place to put this, as it transcends sci-fi and fantasy, but my proposed answer fits in with sci-fi and fantasy, and there is no "literature" or "narrative" SE that I could ...
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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 ...
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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 ...