DC Comics, Inc. is one of the largest and most successful comic book companies in the world, and traditionally the rival to Marvel Comics. Use this tag for questions about DC Comics' properties as a whole, including decisions made by the studio regarding those properties.

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Why wasn't he shot too? [duplicate]

How come Joe Chill killed Bruce Wayne's parents and he didn't kill Bruce? And why did he kill Bruce's parents?
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Are the actions of the same character in different multiverses linked?

Do the actions of one superhero affect those of the same superhero on another Earth? For example, does the action of Flash on Earth 2 influence the actions of the other Flash on Earth 1?
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Do Free Comic Book Day comics from DC or Marvel contain important plot?

If they do, will they sell them in the future? I'm asking because I'm worried that there might be an important plot point in a series I'm following, and I might not be able to get the free comic. I ...
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How does flash travel faster than the speed of light? [duplicate]

Like in the show he is running so fast that he goes back in time. How does that happen?
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Can Beast Boy mate with animals?

Can Beast Boy mate with any animal? He can fully transform into any animal, with the exception of having with green skin, scales, feathers, hair, etc. Is it possible for him to mate with an animal of ...
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How fast is flash? Is superman faster than flash? [duplicate]

Can you please tell me who's faster and what is speed force?
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Birds of Prey (TV Show) - Messed up timeline?

So I am in the middle of a Birds of Prey marathon. Watching all the episodes in order I am confused by the timeline. Am I missing something or did they just really mess up? In the "Lady Shiva" ...
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Was Comic Book Guy correct about Green Lantern?

In The Simpsons Movie, the following conversation occurs: Grampa Simpson: [in video] Twisted tail! A thousand eyes! Trapped forever!!! EPA!!! EPA!!! Marge: EPA? What could that be? Comic ...
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What Films and TV make up the Current DC Universe?

Unlike Marvel who has a well defined and established shared universe, DC seems to differ on what material belongs to what universe. I know that Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow have ...
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How important is it for Superman to see the light of day? [duplicate]

As we all know, Superman is supposed to get his super powers from Earth's yellow Sun. It almost sounds like he needs exposure to daylight every so often to keep them. How important is it for Superman ...
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superboy/girl and the legion of superheroes

Superboy and Supergirl sometimes travel to the 30th Century to work with the Legion of Superheroes. Aren't there any potential descendants they may meet, and if so do they ever meet (I don't think in ...
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First instance in the comics of The Flash's trailing lightning as literal rather than a visual effect?

There are many ways to portray speed through illustration: speed lines, after-images, a blurred background, etc. Some of these are simply artistic license upon a visual effect, rather than something ...
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Are there faster dead men?

The Flash's title is "The Fastest Man Alive." The modifier "Alive" implies that there was at least one faster man, but he is no longer alive. In the main comic continuities, are there men faster ...
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What is the reason behind the superhero righteousness of beating people silly?

Most of the superheros from comics (and now their movies) believe very strongly that they mustn't kill. They all believe in it so strongly that they go to any extent to prove that to the antagonist (...
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Can Superman focus his heat vision to a microscopic level?

If Superman can turn off Manchester Black's powers, can he focus his heat vision to a microscopic level?
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Comic identification

I came across this comic book page on the Internet, I would like to know which comic this page belongs to.
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Superman: why so many “LL” initials? [duplicate]

Why are there so many significant characters in Superboy, Superman with the same initials LL? For instance Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Lena Luthor, Linda Lee, ....? For Batman all I can recall ...
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Do all the DC live action heroes from movies and TV universes exist in the same universe but as different earths in the multiverse?

There have been hundreds of live action DC heroes and villains played by multiple actors in TV and movies, for example in some old serials, The 1950s George Reeves "Adventures of Superman, "1966"s ...
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Have Superman or Supergirl ever tried to change history?

Superboy once ventured into the past and tried to make some changes to history, but found that compensating effects seemed to be at play and history was put back on track. Have Superman or Supergirl ...
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What is the difference between the Justice Society and the Justice League?

At the end of the Legends of Tomorrow episode Legendary (S01E16), a character arrives and introduces himself as a member of The Justice Society of America. I've seen and heard both names mentioned in ...
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Jim Gordon's past in Year One

In Batman: Year One, the animated adaptation, there is a point where Jim Gordon is beating up Flass, and as that about to go down, he gives him a baseball bat. The voice-over says something along the ...
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Which martial arts styles has Batman been said to use?

When I saw The Dark Knight Rises, I was perplexed by the fighting style Batman uses against Bane - specifically, his reliance upon elbow strikes. I did some ...
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The Flash - Do these metahumans match up with real comic versions?

At the end of Season 2 Episode 21, Here are a few screenshots: Are these metahumans pulled directly from the comics? Put another way, do they correspond to actual DC comic characters or are ...
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Did the events of Convergence have any importance for The New 52?

After I read Justice League #50, I noted that DC Comics Rebirth will be the continuation of The New 52. I did not get to read all of The New 52, but I thought that after New 52: Future Ends, the ...
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How many Time Remnants can one have at any given … time?

Zoom has made repeated use of Time Remnants, sacrificing them as needed. In The Race of His Life: Now:
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Why was this person not affected (Arrow)

Some spoilers may appear. How come in green arrow people who are injected with the mirakuru die. But Slade and Roy survived. Why did these people not die and how?
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Can a speedster move fast enough in a room to be unnoticed by people in it?

In Invincible (The Flash 2014 S02E22), Caitlin hallucinates Zoom appearing in front of her. I think it is a hallucination, but I wonder: Can a speedster move fast enough that they can remain unnoticed ...
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Does Captain Marvel only transform if the lightning strikes him? [duplicate]

I was showing my son who Captain Marvel / Shazam was, and I noticed something in this clip from Justice League Unlimited. When he's fighting Superman, he says "Shazam!", but holds Supes in front of ...
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In The Flash (CW), what is the Time Wraith?

I have done extensive research, but in the DC universe, I have found nothing on time wraiths. When I watched the episode, I saw the time wraith was wearing a hood much like the one Barry Allen wears. ...
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The Flash S02E20 : What does 'Barry Allen is trapped in speed force' means?

In reference to The Flash TV Series Season 2 Episode 20: In the end, we see that Barry Allen doesn't exist in physical World anymore. But his soul is trapped in Speed Force (Got this from YouTube ...
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Why is Desire (almost) always portrayed as a villain?

While the Endless are beyond human morality, it is quite easy to notice the general characters of them: Destiny is cold and formal, Dream is moody, Delirium is happily childish (and really, really ...
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What's the relevance of Joe Chill to who should succeed Batman?

From The Big Bang Theory Sheldon: I am asserting, in the event that Batman’s death proves permanent, that original Robin, Dick Grayson, is the logical successor to the Bat Cowl. Stuart: Ooh,...
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Is DC Comics Detective Comics Comics?

DC, at least originally, stood for "Detective Comics." Therefore, due to RAS Syndrome, DC Comics would technically be "Detective Comics Comics." Is this true? Or did they officially change the ...
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First time(s) other superheroes acknowledge Superman as morally superior to themselves?

It's common contemporary refrain that Superman is better than us and you see that in some of the modern event books exalting the character as the center of their universe. However, when did this ...
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Do Kryptonians wear diapers?

In both Superman and Man of Steel, Kal-El arrives on earth au natural. The first version is possibly old enough to be potty-trained, but the second certainly isn't. In the comics, do baby ...
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Is there a Batman-Lovecraft connection?

Arkham is the fictional town that many of Lovecraft's stories take place in. Arkham Asylum in Gotham is named from its founder. But with the line of Arkham-named Batman games, I cannot help but wonder,...
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Are there any superheroes in DC that break the fourth wall?

Deadpool is the ultimate fourth wall breaker and we all know that. But do DC have some or any superheroes that break the fourth wall? Not some random fourth wall breaks but someone who has a habit ...
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When has Freddy Krueger crossed over into Marvel?

Inspired by a recent question (Who would win? Freddy Krueger vs Sandman/Dream (DC Comics)) I did a quick search to see if I could find instances of Freddy Kruger crossing over DC. This proves ...
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Superman/Flash Time Travel

Just finished Season 1 of The Flash. Loved it!!! The Flash time-travelled twice, once by himself and using the particle accelerator. Can Superman reach the same velocity to do the same? Is there ...
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Whatever happened to Superman's super powered moa?

There once was a super powered moa, and comic book Superman did battle with it and managed to capture it unharmed just near the end of the issue. What did Superman do with the beast?
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Is Clark Kent a legally adopted U.S. Citizen?

In the mainstream DC comic universes, did the Kents legally adopt Kal-El upon finding him, or did they just take him home and start raising him without bothering to tell the government? Or did they ...
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Has Batman ever fought Hawkman?

My children are going through a comic that they just got today in the mail and it has a 'Tourney' set up to find out who the best villain and superhero is and then who would win in the fight. The ...
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Why these associations between DC characters and the Seven Deadly Sins?

I'm not much a DC fan as a Batman fan, so the less a character is related to Batman the less I know about them. I can't remember exactly from which series this picture is. It shows the 7 statues that ...
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What is the relationship between Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman in Justice League Unlimited series?

In Justice League Unlimited animated series wonder woman seems to be very caring and understanding for Martian Manhunter. She even hugs him 2 times in series, she appears to be the member who is most ...
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Is the Arrowverse watching order a bit jumbled? [duplicate]

So I've been looking at plenty of watching orders for Arrow season 4, The Flash season 2, Legends of Tomorrow season 1 and Supergirl season 1. As most of you know, there are crossovers but the airing ...
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Should I start reading batman from the start or from the new 52?

So I was looking to start reading the batman series. I have read through this question: Where to start reading The Batman? but it only seemed to confuse me as some of those releases are ...
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How did Lucius Fox revive the failing Wayne Enterprise?

In Batman Comics and some other adaptations, Lucius Fox is called in to revive the failing Wayne Enterprises. How exactly did Lucius Fox revive Wayne Enterprise? What are his qualifications? Does he ...
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Why doesn't the Spectre beat everything?

Why doesn't the Spectre beat everything? By all rights, he has nigh-omnipotent powers, yet DC has repeatedly been invaded, conquered temporarily, enslaved, parts have been destroyed, etc. Why doesn'...
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In Batman: Arkham Knight, why do these two characters use the same tank?

In Batman: Arkham Knight, when you first fight the Arkham Knight he is in the Cloudburst tank, but when you fight Deathstroke it is the same as the Cloudburst fight is. Where would Deathstroke get ...