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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-4
votes
0answers
91 views

Which Marvel character could most efficiently be used as a stable power source? [on hold]

If you were a supervillain in the Marvel universe, and figured out how to enslave all of the characters, what's the best way to build a power plant to produce cheap infinite power? (For example, ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Which comic book cover has had the most homages?

Often you'll see covers paying homage or parodying a famous comic cover. For example: or or So, which cover has been...well...covered the most?
0
votes
1answer
111 views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
571 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
265 views

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!
6
votes
1answer
185 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
693 views

Why is the Green Lantern Corps “power object” manifested primarily as a ring?

I know that not all Green (or any other color) Lanterns wear physical rings, but most do and that seems to be the case historically as well. I'm curious as to whether or not there's a canon ...
3
votes
0answers
81 views

Looking for a sci-fi horror comic book about a cyborg

Can anyone help me find an old sci-fi horror comic - I read it at least 25-35 years ago - not being able to remember the title has been driving me crazy for months. Here's what I remember of the ...
5
votes
1answer
291 views

How far can Mr. Fantastic/Plastic Man/Elongated Man stretch?

Is it an infinite amount or do they eventually start tearing?
4
votes
0answers
85 views

Trying to remember a sci fi comic from the 90s or 2000s; main character is a girl with white skin and black markings around her eyes

As above, I'm trying to bring to mind this comic I read years ago. I remember the cover very clearly, at least it seems clear even if the image has been corrupted over the years: A girl on a bike, ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

The name of the comic book about the Hulk and the dinosaurs

After having watched a movie, Jurassic World, I recalled reading a comic book about the Hulk where there also were the dinosaurs. It was about 10 years ago I used to look at the pictures in the comic ...
3
votes
1answer
143 views

is Psylocke's Psi Blade visible to others?

In either 616 or Ultimate universe, is Psylocke's psionic blade visible to normal people? Since it's psychic energy, I've always just guessed it was only visible to those with physic preys Powers, ...
8
votes
1answer
183 views

What do we know about Cyclops' eye dimension?

So while reading through some old questions and answers I came across this answer: http://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/33326/44765 In it, it is said that Cyclops doesn't feel recoil from his eye beams ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Kids(?) British science fiction comic from mid '70s

I know this is really vague, but I'm hoping someone out there knows enough about this genre/time/place to give me some clues... When I was a kid in elementary school (grades 4-7, approx. 9-12 years ...
3
votes
2answers
220 views

Has Magneto ever abducted an enemy and held them hostage for any length of time?

I am currently working on an X-Men fan fiction story which acts as a modern retelling of the original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby stories. After after having the X-Men defeat Magneto the first time, I was ...
6
votes
2answers
255 views

If the Marvel Zombies hadn't turned Wolverine, could his healing factor have been utilized to supply them with meat indefinitely?

Since he can regrow tissue/muscle/etc., seems as if he would be a perfect self-regenerating source of food.
3
votes
1answer
195 views

Why is it that Cyclops and Havok are immune to each other's powers? Does this apply to all mutant siblings?

I know Havok has a limited degree of energy absorption powers, but Cyclops doesn't and he's still immune to Havok's abilities.
23
votes
2answers
5k views

Identify this icon

I came across this list of upcoming comic movies : But I don't recognise this icon, can anyone tell me what / who it represents?
7
votes
0answers
101 views

Looking for a specific Twilight Zone-style comic storyline - Wealthiest man in the world, global ecological disaster, cryogenically frozen

I remember reading a comic book in a flea market, about thirty years ago (meaning I read it in the mid-1980s, though the comic book was likely dated from the early 1970s to the early 1980s), that had ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

In Jason X, does his son have similar characertistics?

In the horror comic book series Jason X, The iconic slasher is re-imagined as an unstoppable cyborg in the future. My question is does Jason's genetic son, Free Jefferson have his fathers abilities? ...
4
votes
1answer
118 views

Jason Voorhees vs. Jason X

It's known that Jason Voorhees is unkillable. And in the future (canon) he becomes an unstoppable the cyborg Jason X. In the Jason comics there's a featured issue I was curious about: Jason vs. Jason ...
6
votes
3answers
196 views

In Flashpoint Paradox, how did Flash saving his mother cause multiple unrelated changes in the timeline?

In Flashpoint Paradox, we see an alternate timeline where Bruce Wayne is the one that was gunned down in the alleyway, and Thomas Wayne survived to become a darker, gun-toting Batman. Cyborg has ...
3
votes
1answer
175 views

Identify: comic book about an astronaut

10-15 years ago I read a comic book about an astronaut. As far as I remember the action begin on Earth right after some kind of war or conflict with alien race. Main hero is young or middle aged man ...
3
votes
1answer
73 views

Late 90's or early 00's fantasy comic

I recall reading a comic in the early 2000's that I am unable to recall the name of. I do remember bits of the story however: The main character was a girl with magical powers and an evil uncle ...
4
votes
1answer
112 views

explain inconsistencies in The Flashpoint Paradox?

So, I've admittedly only seen the film adaptation, but I've read the synopsis of the comics and I'm still confused. Barry originally went back in time to save his mom, which caused the major shift in ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

Start reading Star Wars comics in 2015 [duplicate]

I would like to start reading Star Wars comics and made a lot of research on the internet and on this forum. Could you please check whether my understanding of the current situation is correct or not ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

What did Nick Fury say to Thor in Original Sin?

In Original Sin #7, Nick Fury whispers something to Thor. As you can see in this panel, what Fury said was obscured, but it had a significant effect. Has it been revealed anywhere what Fury said ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

How does Baron Zemo relate to the Civil War comic arc?

Comicbook.com revealed a while back that Daniel Bruhl will play Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War. I wondered why I hadn't noticed him in the Civil War Trade Paperback (currently at my ...
3
votes
1answer
68 views

Who is the First referring to?

In the hellblazer story "Confessional" set in the 1960s, a demon named the First is talking to someone and, while looking at a crucifix mentions: D'you know he's coming back? Oh yes. He'll be ...
6
votes
1answer
389 views

Why did Batman change his mind in the finale of Endgame?

MAJOR spoilers for the just-released finale of the Endgame Batman comic arc: Why would he do this? Unless I'm missing some important story beat, it seems like an odd confession from Batman. Only ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Why did the sleeping gas affect Dynamic Man?

Towards the end of Marvel's The Twelve series we learn that Dynamic Man So how is it that the sleeping gas used by the Nazis in the beginning knocked him down as well?
3
votes
1answer
96 views

Looking for the name of a graphic novel about an astronaut who crashes on a planet with limited water

I am looking for the title of a graphic novel/comic book series probably from the 1970s or 1980s where an astronaut's ship is dragged through a wormhole and crashes on a planet that has little water. ...
2
votes
0answers
73 views

Identify a Space Opera comics featuring Uranium Theft from moon

Long ago, I read a western comics in my school library. It wasn't kind of from a comic series. It was thick and had library binding. You can call it graphical novel. The genre was Space Opera and it ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

In the Walking Dead, do older more decrepit zombies retain their eyesight? [duplicate]

Whenever we see a close up of a zombie's face, their eyes always appear to be a milky white / brown colour, which would lead me to believe they are blind. And, I'm assuming, they don't produce tears, ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Name of comic/graphic novel with circus people

Apologies if this isn't the right site to ask this on. Can someone tell me the name of a comic, or series of comics, the first one being about a group of people from a circus, including clowns and a ...
1
vote
1answer
206 views

Finding the Tesseract [duplicate]

At the end of Thor, the tesseract falls into the bifrost, and is lost on earth. My question is, from that point, how does the tesseract wind up in a monastery in Norway?
5
votes
1answer
131 views

Does 'The Twelve Tasks of Asterix' take place in the same universe as the rest of the Asterix books?

The Twelve Tasks of Asterix was an animated movie which was also adapted as a storybook, and released (in the UK, at least) alongside the other Asterix comic books. However, the content of the story ...
3
votes
2answers
283 views

Are there novels in the Marvel comic universe?

Growing up I liked the idea of comic books and graphic novels, but I never could read them. I think it was just a matter of patience - they didn't seem to move fast enough for me. Plus I would read a ...
3
votes
1answer
67 views

What early Teen Titans comic had a witchcraft story on an isolated island?

I had this comic in the 70's, which featured the Teen Titans. It was a really spooky one as it was set on a cut-off island. I think there was a mansion belonging to one of the female superhero's ...
7
votes
2answers
376 views

Were the -man/-woman/-boy/-girl suffixes of superheroes once considered…erm…goofy?

This is a question which bugged me in my childhood. Being German, I recognized that most of the superheroes names were not translated at all (Superman, Batman) or were translated incompletely. Well, ...
4
votes
1answer
99 views

A comic book about searching for girl who teleports in time inside the sphere

Please help me identify a comic book about searching for girl who teleports through time in a bubble (she is naked as I remember). The girl is lost in time and all the adventures that happen are about ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

How much of Harsh Realm was planned before it was cancelled?

Harsh Realm was the third of Chris Carter's sci-fi / horror television series (after The X-Files and Millennium). It takes place largely in a war-stricken virtual reality. It both premiered and ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

A solar-themed monster or creature [closed]

This is my first question on this stackexchange, so feel free to reprimand me if it does not adhere to local rules or informal standards. I am working on a project which involves researching and ...
3
votes
0answers
301 views

Lightsaber claws in Expanded Universe?

This may be a bit of a weird question, but here goes; have any notable Sith or Jedi used 'lightsaber claws' in the expanded Star Wars universe? The reason why I asked this is because I remember an ...
10
votes
6answers
4k views

Why do characters from Marvel and DC Universe have muscular physique most of the time?

From all comics I have read, characters from the Marvel and DC universes are shown to have a generic muscular build. Usually male characters have similar muscular structures, only to vary in size. By ...
4
votes
2answers
162 views

How did Goldrush get her powers?

I recently ran into a picture of this panel from Justice League #18 where the character Goldrush says she won her powers in her second divorce. Was she being serious or is that a joke? If she was ...
3
votes
1answer
366 views

Recommended reading order for Marvel comics

I'm a big fan of comic books but I would say my overall knowledge of the Marvel universe is below average for a comic book fan. I know a lot of origin stories but would like to be able to get into ...