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Does Marvel Comics exist in the the DC universe?

We know from this question that DC Comics, or at least some of its properties, exist in the Marvel Universe. Is the reverse true? Have any DC comics shown or implied that Marvel Comics, or any of its ...
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Green Arrow - Captain Cold

Captain Cold's name is Leonard Snart. Why was 'Snart' picked for his last name? In Norwegian, 'snart' means 'fast'.
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Could Batman survive this?

In the Court of Owls, Batman I'm sure in the real world he couldn't have defeat the bad guy after that. But is it even possible that he survived ?
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What is the Flash's normal or jogging speed?

It has already been established that the Flash can reach and surpass the speed of light. However, if has also been made explicit that such a feat is not easy for him, as it's not cheap in terms of ...
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Why doesn't Superman check every lead mine to find Batman?

I've been reading the Injustice series (of course from Year 1). If I read them correctly, Batman have gone underground for 5 years without being able to be tracked by Superman. How? By hiding in ...
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Which of these stories are in the same continuity as Batman: The Long Halloween?

I've heard some conflicting reports as to which comics and graphic novels are in the same continuity as Batman: The Long Halloween. I know that Batman: Dark Victory and Catwoman: When in Rome are ...
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Lex Luthor Vs Tony Stark Vs Brainiac? [closed]

Who would win a battle of intelligence among these three ? Who is the most intelligent one ?
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Why not just imprison Vandal Savage?

In the end of the Legends of Tomorrow episode Blood Ties, Rip Hunter manages to The ship AI suggests checking out the year 1986 as the time Vandal has become active again, and the episode ends. ...
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What was Mongul referring to about red suns?

In Young Justice Season 2 Episode 15 "War", Mongul says the following to Superboy: Little Kryptonian. So proud of your powers. Did you truly believe yours was the only race to come from a world ...
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How does The Flash move without being seen?

In the second episode of the CW Flash TV show, Barry runs around Iris so fast and speaks so quickly that to her it appears that he was standing in front of her the whole time(She doesn't even notice a ...
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Why is Supergirl vulnerable to Bizarro's powers?

In the recent episode of Supergirl, "Bizarro", we encounter (obviously) a Bizarro version of Supergirl; similar to the Bizarro from the comics, this Bizarro Supergirl has opposing powers to Kara's: ...
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Where is Nanda Parbat meant to be?

Many significant events in the TV series Arrow have taken place in Nanda Parbat, the home of the League of Assassins. My question is, according to the DC comics, where is Nanda Parbat meant to be ...
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Why is Morpheus exhausted in Overture #6

In Overture #6, the final issue of the Sandman's prequels, Morpheus expends a considerable amount of energy recreating the universe by using the dreams of the beings on his vessel: This leaves him ...
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Why are heroes without supernatural powers considered “super” heroes?

If I were to name a few Superheroes or Villains, I could end up with a really interesting mixture: Superman, Batman, The Flash, The Joker, Bane, Cpt. Cold, Vibe, Wonder Woman, Spider Man, Green ...
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Which city in the DC Universe has the highest crime rate?

While writing my comment on @Thunderforge's question, I began to wonder about the other cities in the DC Universe. ComicVine did a Poll, but only 27 people participated and Gotham City "won" followed ...
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Has Per Degaton appeared in any of the current DC comics adaptations?

In the first episode of Legends of Tomorrow, Rip Hunter mentions three despots: Caesar, Hitler, and Per Degaton. I haven't watched Arrow, but I do watch The Flash and Supergirl. The mention of someone ...
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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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Why can't Rip Hunter take the team back in time back to where it all started?

Rip Hunter is taking the elite team of superheroes back in time so that he can weaken Vandal Savage's operations in the past. If he does have a time machine, why can't he just go back to the meteorite ...
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How many time has Ra's al Ghul used the Lazarus Pits?

I'm interested in the total number of times Ra's has been in the pits himself. I'm looking for the total number of uses in the main DC storyline/continuity, but I am also interested in totals for ...
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What are the artifacts in the Waverider timeship?

DC Comics posted a message on Instagram saying that the set decorators of Legends of Tomorrow have placed easter eggs that reference DC properties. I am able to see a few Old Red Tornado helmet ...
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Does the League of Assassins ever assassinate people?

The League of Assassins has been described as a group of assassins that have spent thousands of years eliminating people that were "dangerous to society". However, the only concrete activities we ever ...
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Who created the iconic Superman phrase 'truth, justice, and the American way'?

Interestingly the term is entirely missing from Superman's wiki-page. I was wondering who coined this famous phrase?
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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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Can Supergirl get sick?

Has Supergirl ever gotten sick before? According to this question, Superman has gotten sick before, but has this happened to Supergirl, and what are the effects?
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Why does the Green Lantern have to say the oath when charging his ring?

The Oath of the Green Lantern is spoken when charging his ring: In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power... ...
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Identify a story in which Superman marries a witch

I vaguely recall the following: The comic was from the 1970's (could even be the 1960's) silver age type It was a 'what if/untold story' type scenario Superman falls in love with a girl get ...
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What is Barry Allen's aka The Flash's top speed?

Barry Allen, a forensic scientist for the Central City Police Department (C.C.P.D) was struck by lightning and bathed in chemicals which later granted him super-speed and the power to tap into the ...
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What DC Comic Book issue was the first to use the phrase “To the Bat-Cave”?

I know it was used almost every week on the 1966 TV series, but I'd like to know if it was used in the comics, and if so, in what DC Comic Book issue was the phrase To the Bat-Cave! first uttered by ...
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Has Superman ever dominated over other metahumans?

In the game "Injustice - Gods Among Us", an alternate-universe Superman dominated over Earth and installed a dictatorship very much Stalin-like. It showed that he had got the support from some ...
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What is Batman's costume made of?

I know the Batsuit has had many incarnations but what's it made of? A chronological list is fine. The original can't be Kevlar it wasn't created then.
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Has Superman ever gotten sick?

The Man of Steel has many well-documented super abilities as we all know. Discounting any effect by Kryptonite, has Superman ever gotten ill? I'd prefer comic depictions, but any format will do. ...
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Has Superman ever had an army?

I was wondering why in the new Batman V Superman trailers when Batman is fighting soldiers dressed in all black in the desert, why do they all appear to have a Superman logo on their shoulders? Having ...
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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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What are the various types of science & engineering qualifications that Batman has? [duplicate]

Is there any DC comic or any other authoritative source that states/lists the various science & engineering qualifications that Batman has? EDIT: I see that this question is on hold. However, ...
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Did Two Face's coin ever land on its edge?

I vaguely recall it did just that in a DC 100 page special. Can someone say if it did and point me to the example?
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Identify this DC character

Can anyone tell me who the guy with the yellow and black mask is? He's in the top right corner. Directly above Batgirl and to the right of Superman. Image source - Harley's Joker
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Is Deadshot still alive?

In Arrow in one of the last episodes of season three, Diggle and his wife travel with the Suicide Squad. They are escaping a building and Deadshot says he will hold off any bad guys that attempt to ...
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Why did Cullen Bunn leave Aquaman?

He says he left due to negative fan reaction. Can anyone let me know why the fans didn't like it? I haven't seen any negative fan comments. Is there a way to find reviews or something?
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Has Vandal Savage ever been incinerated, vaporized, etc.?

DC Comics' villain Vandal Savage is immortal and has come back from all kinds of nastiness, including falling into orbit and being burnt down to just bone. Savage's immortality is not strictly from a ...
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What happened to Bruce Wayne in Green Lantern vol 4?

I currently read Green Lantern vol.4, and there is an unclear thing to me. In Sinestro Corps War yellow ring finds Bruce Wayne, later in Blackest Night Flash and Hal finds Bruce Wayne's grave dug, and ...
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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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Why is Damien so much more powerful than Ra's?

In season three of Arrow it is revealed that the Lazarus Pit is having less effect on Ra's al Ghûl than it used to. To put it simply, he is dying. Season four's Damien Darhk, however, expresses no ...
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Why did future Barry ask the present Barry not to save his mom?

When the present Barry went back in time to save his mom, the Barry from the future (the one fighting Eobard Thawne) tells the present Flash not to save his mom. Why so? Is this because he had seen ...
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Superman throwing the S!

Was this an original comic book power of Superman or Fortress defence... or was this completely made up by the director Richard Lester? There's quite a few sites which talks about this, probably the ...
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Whose costume is Richard “Rip” Hunter holding?

Rip Hunter, Time Master of the DC Universe is making a comeback. And he is getting some help. The costume on the right, I recognize as Booster Gold. Whose costume is that on the left? A name and a ...
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Does the Joker care about Harley Quinn?

The Joker seems to care little about anything other than himself (and to some extent, Batman), whereas Harley Quinn is quite literally mad for the Joker. Has the Joker ever shown any genuine concern ...
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Did any DC comics live-action adaptations cross over before The Flash?

In the premiere episode of The Flash (the 2014 CW version), Oliver Queen appears, played by Stephen Amell from Arrow. In the Season 3 premier of Arrow, Barry Allen appears, played by Grant Gustin from ...
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Is it true that Batman's supervillains exist as a reaction to Batman himself?

The basic premise behind the TV show Gotham is, in part, showing the origin stories of many of Batman's rogue's gallery before they were super villains. If you view the show as describing a Gotham ...
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DC Comics Special: Girls of Superman and Lois Lane

DC published a one-shot comics sometime around 2003-2004. In this issue, it featured many female superheroes, all of whom were the children of Clark Kent( Superman) and Lois Lane. Please help me ...
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Does the Flash slip on ice?

My question is inspired by a LEGO Justice League short, Batman: Be-Leagured. There's a scene where Flash is running towards Captain Cold, and Cold freezes the ground which causes Flash to slip. I get ...