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What's the perfect place to start reading DC comics for a newbie? [on hold]

I am a newbie in comics. Although I'm well aware with all the DC characters and have seen all the movies, I think it's time for me start diving into comics as they're the real deal and I've always ...
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When do Batman and Bane first fight?

I'm working on a project on Bane and I am having trouble following the main storyline in the comics that involve Bane. In particular I am looking for the comic that contains Bane and Batman's first ...
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Can The Flash breathe in outer space

I'm playing the new Lego Batman 3, and while everyone is outside of the Justice League Space Station, everyone is either wearing protective suits (Batman and Robin), or is already known to be able to ...
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In Justice League #1, why does Barry Allen act surprised when he learns of Batman's existence?

I've been absolutely confused since the beginning of the New 52 and I have recently had it explained to me that Barry Allen actually does remember everything that occurred in his life before ...
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Does Barry Allen remember his life in the prime DC Universe?

Since Flashpoint occurred, I've always wondered about this question. Since Barry basically created the Flashpoint universe and then reset everything by stopping himself at the end of the event. Does ...
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Superbaby adventures?

When I was a child (around 30+ years back) I read a comic or two about Superbaby. I never found more stories/adventures of Superbaby. Are there any significant number of comics about Superbaby? If ...
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Where does the new 52 start?

I haven't read any DC comics before, but started reading The new 52 series. I've tried various families such as Batman, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Red Lanterns, Green Lantern - New Guardians, ...
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What is the source of magical energies in the DC Universe?

In the Marvel Universe, magicians like Doctor Strange draw their magic from three main sources: Internal physical/psychic/spiritual energy giving them abilities such as astral projection, telepathy, ...
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How does Superman avoid deafening everyone with his sonic booms?

I recently read that military jets don't normally go supersonic over land because their sonic booms would cause disruption, which I didn't know. It got me thinking about how fast Superman goes. He'd ...
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Are Kryptonians affected by Kryptonite if Earth's sun turns red?

Kryptonians get their power from Earth's yellow sun, however when they are on a planet that has a red sun, they are essentially human. Kryptonite was irradiated by Krypton's explosion, it's not ...
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Are there any comics where Superman is influenced by several types of Kryptonite in the same time?

I've seen and know some types of Kryptonite and know what its effects are, but is there something canon (or even non-canon) that shows what effects can happen when various different types of ...
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Where do we get the idea that Superman changes in phone booths?

I have heard many references to the fact that Clark Kent will enter a phone booth and change into Superman. But, in all my experience with the Superman comics, I have yet to see this take place even ...
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Questions about Phantom Zone

In the DC Multiverse map the Phantom Zone appears to be part of a single Underworld. Do all of Zod's soldiers go into the same Phantom Zone from each of the various multiverses? and if they do, do ...
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What are the DC comics “species” being referenced in Sandman Overture?

Spoiler for Sandman Overture issue #1
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Which 52 universes from the DC Multiverse survived Crisis on Infinite Earths?

In the comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, the DC multiverse is destroyed. But, in Infinite Crisis and subsequent comics, it was revealed that the multiverse had been restored/recreated/preserved into ...
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Did Solomon Grundy get his name from the nursery rhyme?

Does the DC villain Solomon Grundy have anything in common with the nursery rhyme of the same name? In-universe, was he named after the rhyme for a specific reason, or is that happenstance?
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What is the difference between DC Comics' Supergirl and Power Girl?

I don't understand the difference between Supergirl and Powergirl. Are they the same person but one is older? Are they from different universes? Is one a clone of the other? Or are they two ...
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Where to start reading The Batman?

I've recently gotten into comic books and I'm interested in reading the Batman comics. I have no idea where to start. I've seen all of the live action Batman movies so I pretty much know origin ...
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What world did Odin offer Sandman?

In Neil Gaiman's Sandman, in chapter 5 of "Season of Mists" Odin offers Sandman a world he created in order to learn about Ragnarok. We can see some warriors from this world, whose Odin, to his ...
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Why doesn't The Flash's speed kill the people he saves?

This question is prompted by the new television show, but I'm open to any sources for explanation. With reference to this particular scene from the season's trailer, The Flash saves a person from ...
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In DCAU / Batman Beyond, what happened to “Silver” and why was Batman working alone during that time?

During the DCAU cartoon series Batman Beyond, we hear mention of Dick Grayson, the ex-Nightwing and how he and Bruce have not been on speaking terms for many years. In the 2011 comic book ...
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Is there a complete list of published dates for all the New 52 titles?

I didn't think I needed to ask this question, but DC forced me into this. I am not used to of DC's way of telling a story by putting it in several different comics and even in several different ...
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What's a good place to start reading DC comic books? [closed]

I'm starting to read DC comic books but I don't know where to start. It's pretty easy with Marvel thanks to Marvel Platinum series but I can't seem to find something like that but for DC. Is there ...
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In comic version of Batman, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

The Waynes are extremely rich, why they don't drive their car out of the theatre instead of walking through a dark alley which is a common sense that a millionaire like them should not. Note that I ...
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What did Comedian mean by this in the watchmen movie

In The Watchmen movie, during the scene where The Comedian and Nite Owl are clearing a group of protesters the Nite Owl says: "What the hell happened to us, what happened to the American dream?" ...
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Who are the villains in this picture?

I'm watching Justice League Season 4 Episode 1: The Cat and the Canary, the bad guy at the front of that group about to attack Black Canary is Atomic Skull. The image isn't the best but can anyone ...
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Whose underwear is this?

Okay, this is a bit different.... My son recently got underwear for his birthday. The underwear came in a set of 5, packaged as Justice League underwear. On the packaging, you can see The Flash, ...
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Is this written in Kryptonian?

I spotted this in my local book store and it piqued my curiosity. It is part of the cover of The Superman Files, ISBN: 9781449447151. I can't find any where that explains the text on the cover. ...
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Who's faster? Quicksilver or Flash?

We see a lot of information about both of them, but is there a specific speed that each one can reach? I'm trying to figure out the current speed of each one, in the current comics line.
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In which comic issue was Superman ruler of hell?

The Wikipedia page for Lucifer (DC Comics) has the following to say: Two angels, several demons, a human, and briefly Superman have taken his place as ruler of Hell... This is, I believe, after ...
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Is Gotham intended to be in the same universe as other DC/WB TV properties?

We know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe encompasses both movies and television series produces directly by Marvel Studios (including, e.g. Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter). We also know that ...
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Dr. Fate related items

I know that the main items associated with the Dr. Fate are the Helm of Nabu, the Cloak of Destiny and the Amulet of Anubis. In many representations of Dr. Fate he has a peculiar belt. Is this a ...
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Have Lex Luthor and the Riddler ever tested their intellects against each other?

I'm not a big fan of "who would win" or "who's stronger" sorts of pair-offs between superheroes, because it's clear that the victor is just whoever would serve that particular story best. But the ...
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Wasteland horror series in trade paperback

DC published an anthology horror series in the '90s called Wasteland. I have never seen a collected edition of this series. My question is: has the entire series, or any part of it, ever been ...
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Can Aquaman's trident cut through Superman's flesh?

Zack Snyder sort of intervened in a radio show stating the following: [...] The cool thing is, with Aquaman his trident (people don't realize this) that could cut the flesh of Superman, if they ...
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Is Batman's Kryptonite ring enough to stop Superman if he ever went rogue?

It's well-known that Superman has entrusted Batman with a Kryptonite ring, in case if he ever went rogue. He even believes that he's entrusting his life to Batman, as can be seen in the scan below ...
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Does Belgium or its inhabitants have any roles of note in DC or Marvel?

As a Belgian myself, i sometimes wonder if Belgium is only known for their chocolates, fries and beer, or if Belgium has a significant presence in DC or Marvel comics outside of those (delicious) ...
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What's the reading order for “Red daughter of krypton” (2014)?

I've looked around the net, but can't find anything concrete. Any ideas? Thanks a lot.
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How does Shazam tell people his name?

Shazam turns into a superhero and back by saying his name. So how does he introduce himself?
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Green Lantern Corps and Krypton

I was wondering if the issue of "why the Green Lantern Corps did not do anything to save Krypton" has come up in the DC Universe. I don't really know enough about the Green Lantern mythology to know ...
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Why are Batman’s cape and cowl blue?

I understand that the bat logo on his chest is like a sigil, I understand that the yellow oval is to draw gunfire to the chest which is the only bullet proof part of his costume, I understand the ...
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Can Beastboy regenerate limbs?

Beastboy is capable of changing into many animals, including long dead dinosaurs, alien animals, and even some mythical ones. This change can be significant, including changes in mass, or limbs ...
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Is Starfire’s race related to Superman’s?

Starfire is from the planet Tameran. She looks humanoid, has the ability to fly, has super-strength and shoots energy beams out of her eyes. Superman is from Krypton and has many of the same ...
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Has Batman ever time-traveled in any form?

Some of the main DC characters have time-traveled such as the Flash and Superman, has Batman in any serial ever traveled through time?
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What does Wayne Enterprises produce in the Batman comics?

In the new Batman movies Wayne Enterprises produces military weapons but what does it produce in the comic book? I'm not a big comic book reader but I am curious. If there is canon evidence please ...
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Have any Marvel/DC superheroes died of natural causes?

Reviewing an answer on another question, someone posited that Professor X is a mutant, and thus not subject to normal rules of mortality. This isn't really true, but it brought up an interesting idea, ...
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Is “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” considered canon?

A friend recently showed me a scan from a Batman comic from Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, and we ended up discussing whether or not the events shown are considered canon. The ...
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Was The Bookkeeper of Oa actually Sinestro?

I recently read Wrath of the First Lantern and towards the middle the future is shown where a young new Lantern speaks to a person in a cloak who seems to be The Bookkeeper of the Book of Oa. The ...
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DC Transmedia Universe: are Man of Steel and Arrow part of the same cinematic universe?

Marvel obviously have a very successful cross-medium Universe, and there are a lot of suggestions that DC are attempting some form of wider Universe themselves. Arrow and Flash are both going to ...
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How do Green Lanterns breathe in space?

I understand it is a power of the ring but I was curious if they ever explain how it works. It seems to be some protective aura that does it as they are never seen in space without that but it prevent ...