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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 ...
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What is the 1st published example of Kal-El using the scientific method to benefit the general population of Earth?

EDITED FOR CLARIFICATION-What is the first published example of Kal-El using the scientific method to benefit the general population of Earth? I'm looking for the first time it was noted, not an ...
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Why does Superman love Lois Lane?

In every DC Comics alternate Earth I can think of, Superman and Lois Lane are together. Why? Other than "because the writers said so" or "because she occupies the requisite-female-love-interest ...
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How far can Mr. Fantastic/Plastic Man/Elongated Man stretch?

Is it an infinite amount or do they eventually start tearing?
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Is there anything a Green Lantern ring can't create?

I know it's limited by the user's willpower and imagination, but is there anything the rings truly can't create?
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What are the forces external to Yahweh in Mike Carey's Lucifer?

In the final issue of Lucifer (#75) the following exchange takes place: Though a spinoff from Neil Gaiman's "Sandman", the Lucifer series was written by Mike Carey. He conflicts with the ...
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Has Superman ever been defeated immediately and easily by a new foe?

Given Superman's great power and few vulnerabilities, it seems that he cannot be defeated without considerable preparation or effort. But - in any official comics - has Superman ever been defeated ...
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Can Beast Boy turn into other humans?

This question could apply to any superhero who can turn into animals, although the only ones who come to mind are Beast Boy and the chick from the Wonder Twins. To avoid making the question too ...
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When did Superman stop leaping and start flying?

As I understand it, the famous tag line regarding Superman - "Able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound" - was meant to be taken literally. That is to say, Superman didn't "fly", he simply ...
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Why does the Amazonian nation have zero population?

From a blog post in 2008 In #3, ... as Wonder Woman offered a very cogent argument ... about why she shouldn’t endorse any candidate, being a diplomatic representative of the Amazon nation (never ...
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Would altering the cosmetic color of a Power Ring affect its function?

A friend and I were looking into getting some Lantern Corps Rings from a really cool design site. During the discussion of which Corps to "join" my friend said he would probably fit well into Sinestro ...
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Which one of Superman's powers was the last Superpower to fully develop?

Assuming that all of DC comics Superman's powers have completely and totally matured, which one of them was the last power to fully develop? I haven't read each and every universe, but I'm pretty ...
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What happens if a Green Lantern (or any color) ring is destroyed?

I know if the user is killed the ring seeks out a new host, but what if the ring itself is destroyed?
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Who Started Fighting Crime First Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne?

I know Superman predates Batman as far as first appearances in the comic books (1938 v 1939), but as far as the different universes go its not clear to me which character started vigilantism first. ...
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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?
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Is there a suggested order to read the Convergence Event DC Comics

In the Convergence event, there are many two part comics. These all revolve around the main nine part Convergence story. Is there a suggested reading order for these two part issues?
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Is it canon in DC universe that it is widely known that Superman is an alien?

In the Supergirl pilot episode, Supergirl herself argues with a coworker about whether or not aliens exist. But that wouldn't make sense if Superman is widely known to be an alien in the DC universe. ...
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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 ...
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Identify these DC villians

Watching Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and I'm having trouble identifying these two members of the Crime Syndicate. They appear in the battle around 15 minutes into the movie. Does anyone ...
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Darkseid's Omega Beam vs Superman's heat-vision

They've battled a few times as far as I know, but have their beams ever directly collided? And if so, who came out on top?
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How Salvatore Maroni became batman's villain when he is already dead?

In Gotham Series Salvatore Maroni was killed by Fish Mooney when bruce wayne was so young but in the film 'The Dark Knight' the Salvatore Maroni is showcased as one of the villain. How can it happen - ...
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How did the Joker actually get his scars?

There are many references regarding how his scars were obtained. But none of the ones I know about hold any true origin. I am an avid fan of the Joker and for the last few years I have been searching ...
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How long do Superman's powers last without access to the Sun's radiation? [duplicate]

Superman gets his powers from the radiation generated by our sun, but once he no longer has access to this radiation, how long do his powers last? I'd be looking for examples from comics or the ...
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Have any comic book villains tried a plan like Ultron's before?

In the Age of Ultron, Ultron's ultimate goal was to: Are there any examples of villains in either the Marvel or DC comic book universes trying to accomplish the same goal by the same means?
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Are there only one septuplet of Endless that oversee all DC continuities?

Or are there, for instance, Qward-Dream and Qward-Death who are not the ones we read about in Sandman?
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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 ...
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Superman has the strength of how many men? [closed]

Like 100? 1000? And was it said anywhere in the comics? (The modern age)
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Why is S.T.A.R. labs so easy to walk into?

Several characters including villains just walk into where Barry is in his Flash suit unmasked, or testing his speed in street clothes.
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In DC (Flash), is there any comic version of Iris West Allen which isn't Caucasian?

I always thought that Iris West was a redhead Caucasian. But in CW's TV show 'The Flash', she's African-American. Is this her first version to be African-American, or is it inspired by some alternate ...
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Is DC's The Creeper's yellow skin and green hair a reference to the “Canary Girls” of World War I?

I recently learned that, during World War I, they found that the women working on TNT shells developed yellow pigmentation to their skin and green hair, leading to the nickname of Canary Girls (the ...
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What do the spine colors on the DC “New 52” issues indicate?

So, I've started reading new 52 Batman franchise (Batman, Batman & Robin, Nightwing...) collections and I've noticed the New 52 books all have a colored pattern at the top of the spine. All Batman ...
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Prior to the CW tv series, has Felicity Smoak had any interaction with the Green Arrow?

In the CW tv series Felicity Smoak is one of the core members of Team Arrow and a potential love interest (though it's become quite the mess because of Plot Drama). But from what I can gather she has ...
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Does Deadshot ever remove his mask in canon?

In the new Suicide Squad pictures, Deadshot (Will Smith) is not wearing his mask. Whether in comics or animated TV shows, I've never seen Deadshot without his mask. Does Deadshot remove his mask ...
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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 ...
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Can Zan rematerialize after being evaporated?

So, Zan, the supremely useless Wonder Twin, can transform into any state of water. My question is, if he changes to say, a giant snowman, and Superman uses his heat vision on him to go from solid, to ...
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Did Batman use his cape to glide before The Dark Knight?

Has comic-book Batman ever used his cape for gliding or did he only use the Batglider for such a feat? I know that the fairly recent incarnations of Batman allows for his cape to possess rigid ...
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Can Shazam/Captain Marvel's transformation be prevented by a roof?

On a normal day, Billy Batson transforms into Shazam (previously Captain Marvel) by saying "Shazam!" and being struck by lightning. Upon being impacted by the lightning, he switches between his two ...
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Who is this giant spider creature?

Who is this giant spider creature? I don't want to call him a villain as he's in a picture with Justice League Dark and could very well be a temporary member or ally.
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What is the title of this DC comics book?

I've seen in the Batman sold by Moleskine diary. Which issues the scenes?
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Are Wonder woman and Superwoman the same character?

Are Wonder woman and Superwoman the same character? I have tried looking it up but I can not find anything.
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Has there been a Wayne in the Court of Owls?

I haven't read Batman Inc., Dark Knight, Detective Comics, or Batman & Robin in the new 52, just his flagship title. Whenever Bruce Wayne talks about the Court, there is an obvious history ...
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Is the Golden Superman canon, and what were his exact powers?

In Superman one million, Superman spends 15,000 years, I think, inside the sun. I'm just wondering how powerful he is compared to other characters in the DC universe, and if it's canon.
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Lock Superman Underground, how long till he loses his powers?

If we were to take superman, and hide him from a yellow sun by any means (underground, too far, block the sun, perpetually staying in night regions), how long would it take for his powers to be lost? ...
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Enemy worthy of Lady Shiva

Following the events of Nightfall, Batman had somehow recovered from the back breaker (HOW!?) and asked Lady Shiva to retrain him since he's been out of action to long. She does this by killing an ...
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What comics feature Batman's alternate universe where Bruce Wayne dies?

I read about the existence of another universe for Batman where Bruce Wayne dies. To avenge his death, his father turns into Batman, and his mom turns into the Joker. Which comics feature these ...
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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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How does Bruce Wayne mask Batman's injuries between beatings?

OK. We can agree that comic book Batman always gets the bad guy, but sometimes he gets nicked and dinged during the encounter. It's a common thing to see Alfred tending (or trying to tend) his ...
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What is relation between Bane and Ra's al-Ghul?

Was Bane trained by Ra's al-Ghul in the same way Batman was? Which comics will provide me with better details about this question?
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Can anyone, including Wonder Woman, resist the Lasso of Truth?

This question popped into my head when I was watching The Flashpoint Paradox, in which Colonel Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman's romantic interest outside of the Paradox) gets caught by the Amazons. Wonder ...
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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 ...