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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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 ...
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What would you do with a universal multi-verse transcription device in your hands? [closed]

So, basically, where would you go, who would you meet and what would you do, if you were given a handheld device that allowed whoever or whatever was touching you whilst you touched it to travel ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Who is this Superheroine?

I was watching Justice League vs. Teen Titans today. At the end, there is this female superheroine (probably) She has the ability to fly or use that 'thing' under her feet to fly. She can be seen ...
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Who is this guy in Zack Snyder's Batman vs Superman [closed]

I recently saw a video on youtube which is apparently a deleted scene from the movie. Lex Luthor before getting arrested met a demonic figure that disappeared after the military arrives. Detailed ...
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Is this character really dead in Batman v. Superman?

The cameraman accompanying Lois into the African desert is killed.
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In Suicide Squad why will the nano-bots cause their head to explode and not the whole body?

In the Suicide Squad animated movie, they had explosives planted in their necks. In the movie, they drink the nano-bots, but Flag says that his head will explode. Are the nano-bots a lie, and they ...
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Where did Captain Cold get his freezing power from, when he stopped using his gun in the new 52

I can't remember the title, but in the new 52 flash book, NOT Rebirth, but something else. Captain Cold is using his powers like Killer Frost. The book ends with him trying to kill Barry for ...
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In Batman v Superman, how did Batman know where Martha was?

Did I miss something during the movie? How did Batman know where Martha was? Even Lex didn't know that.
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Has Batman ever defeated Superman without kryptonite?

Batman always seems to surprise him with kryptonite. Has he ever defeated Superman without it? By defeat I mean incapacitate, not just talk him around. This answer fails to list an instance of ...
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In The Flashpoint Paradox, if Flash stopped his earlier self from changing past then how is a new timeline created?

The New 52 version of DC, which is caused by the events of the Flashpoint story, it is also shown in movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. But how is a new timeline created at end of the ...
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Is New 52 Wonder Woman bullet-proof?

Are there any instances of regular bullets piercing Wonder Woman's skin in specifically the New 52 (post-Flashpoint) continuity?
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What exactly is kryptonite? [duplicate]

I was watching a Mythbusters episode (the Superhero Special) and one of them mentioned kryptonite as a metal. And I was wondering what exactly it was—a metal, a gas, as is shown in Batman vs. ...
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Who is the girl sleeping besides Bruce Wayne when he wakes up from his nightmare?

In the movie Batman vs Superman, At the end of the first nightmare, Bruce Wayne wakes up in his bed and there is a girl sleeping besides him. There was no reference to her before/after that scene. I ...
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Batman breaking his own rule against killing [duplicate]

Why has Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman shown brazen killings by Batman? It might have been okay if the killings were not direct, but he shoots and blasts off individuals by directly targeting them ...
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How does Barry keep from accidentally running through time?

As noted in this answer, Barry can run through time when he hits mach 2. Until recently, this was considered his top speed. In the episode Trajectory (S02E16), Barry is told that he needs to run mach ...
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In DC Comics, who is the fastest woman alive?

In DC Comics, The Flash has the epithet "The fastest man alive." Who is the fastest woman alive?
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Why does Superman use the Clark Kent persona?

While there's plenty of answers to the question why nobody realizes Clark Kent and Superman are the same person, a question that I haven't seen the answer for yet is why Superman keeps the Clark Kent ...
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Was the idea of Batman inspired by vampires?

When the character of Batman was first created, is there any indication that it was inspired or influenced by vampires? In-universe, here is a description of how Batman chose his identity, from the ...
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When has Lex Luthor been a Cardinal or Pope?

I came across this miniature of Lex Luthor for the Heroclix board game. Most information I have been able to find about that picture is actually on this page. I don't know to which comic book, ...
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Why didn't Superman become a scientist? Or a genius of some kind?

As we all are aware that Kryptonians were highly intelligent people, with far more advanced technology than humans. Therefore if an alien from Krypton comes to Earth, why isn't he regarded as a ...
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Who are these classic DC characters?

I saw this T-shirt in store yesterday, and realized I couldn't recognize a good number of the villains, and a couple heroes. They're too early in comic history for me to be familiar with them. Who ...
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How do Hawkgirl and Hawkman reincarnate?

Reading @Thunderforge's answer to this question, I percieved an assumption he had taken on how Hawkgirl and Hawkman reincarnate (which he confirmed in this comment) and that I originally shared: ...
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Which character in a comic book adaptation returned after staying dead the longest?

Many characters die in comicbook movies and shows, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: ...
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Which character in comics stayed dead the longest? [duplicate]

Many characters die in comics, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: Must have existed in ...
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In the comics is Two-face's coin a regular coin?

In the Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight, Harvey Dent starts off with a double headed coin, which then gets turned into having two different sides when he becomes Two-face. Is this the same in the ...
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Did Final Crisis retcon Darkseid?

I've heard, many times, around the interwebs that Grant Morrison stated in an interview about Final Crisis, that every appearance of Darkseid was just an avatar of his true form. But I've never ...
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According to comic book canon, how many full scale, full bodied Kryptonian humanoids made it to Earth?

According to comic book canon, how many full scale, full bodied Kryptonian humanoids made it to Earth? Krypto, being non humanoid, of course wouldn't make the list, and neither would any Kandorians ...
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Which DC characters have alliterative names?

Many characters in DC have alliterative names, such as Billy Batson, Lex Luthor. and Wally West. Is there a complete list of DC characters whose first and last names begin with the same letter? ...
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In the New 52 Multiverse, are there multiple Apokolips/New Genesis?

So in Multiversity, it is shown that there is a single Apokolips and New Genesis that exist in the Sphere of the Gods, and that the New Gods are all a singularity, with diluted aspects peppered ...
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What are the main differences between Green Martians and White Martians?

Except the physical features are there any differences between the two races in the DC universe?
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Has a superhero ever deliberately killed a non-superhero/supervillian? [closed]

Has one ever killed a 'civilian' deliberately? For the purpose of this question it would be an individual one-on-one situation, not destroying a star to save a galaxy or some such thing. This question ...
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Does the Joker consider any act of violence to be too wrong?

The Joker is a psychopath, apparently fine with murdering just about anyone in any way. However, according to TV Tropes, some versions of him do have some standards. For example, he won't work with ...
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Has any Marvel or DC comic ever shown graphic nudity?

The release of the Deadpool movie marks the first R-rated movie based off a "mainstream" comic character in more than a decade. Although it has been wildly successful, initially there was a lot of ...
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Jack Kirby's Third World

What exactly is the Third World, because different stories have given different histories. Jack Kirby's Fourth World Series says that the Third World is the pantheons that arose from the Godwave. ...