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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 ...
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Weird Superman time travel

Superman flew around the Earth until it span in the opposite direction, which (of course) causes it to travel backwards in time. If he continued flying faster for a longer period of time could he ...
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What is The Flash's suit made of?

At the high speeds The Flash travels at, he must be generating vast amounts of friction from the air around him. What is his suit made out of, that prevents it from instantly bursting into flames? ...
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How does Superman accelerate when flying? [duplicate]

I am not interested in how he flies or how he propels himself; I am only curious as to how he controls the speed he is flying at and how he can fly faster? Canon answers please.
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When Asp forces Shondra to kill with her powers, what conditions must be met for her to use them?

In Knightfall, how does Shondra Kinsolving's and Benedict Asp's combined ability to remotely kill people work? It failed to kill Bruce Wayne because they directed their attack towards Mr.Gray (who ...
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Deathstroke's Gear

I need to ask about deathstroke's gear. I wanna know all about Deathstroke's gear specifically this thing: I specifically wanna know are the things circled. i hope you guys can help. Thank You In ...
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Why are Superman and Batman against each other? [closed]

I've heard lots about the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. But I don't understand why they're fighting against each other. They're both superheroes, trying to fight for the good of humankind, ...
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What is Wonder Woman's magic lasso woven from?

Incredibly strong, able to stretch and contract, and a magical lie detector created by the Gods of old... What is DC Comics Wonder Woman's lasso of truth made of?
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What Language is Raven using for her attacks?

I know that Teen Titans is based off from DC Works as Robin, Starfire, Raven and Cyborg are supposed to be younger versions of themselves. I am wondering what language Raven uses in her attacks, if ...
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Did Mandrake the Magician physically fly or levitate prior to Superman's first flight?

The 1938 version of Superman did not fly; Superman did not fly until some time in the 1940s. Earlier Western stories, based on Theosophy, had portrayed "the astral plane" as medium for non-physical ...
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Could Dr Manhattan have cured Janey's cancer?

In the comics and also in the movie we see that Dr. Manhattan gets so upset about have given his ex-girlfriend Janey Slater cancer that he decides to remove himself from the equation and abandon the ...
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How does Superman conceal his identity with just a pair of glasses? [duplicate]

Almost every other superheroes have a mask or a hood to hide their identity secret. But all Clark Kent uses is a pair of glasses. Is that enough to hide the identity? What is the logic behind this?
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Do any of the live-action DC Comics based shows share a continuity?

I understand that the live-action TV shows are separate from the comics, and that the recent/upcoming DC movies are separate from the TV shows, but do any of the shows share a continuity universe? ...
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Are magic (and religion) just higher-level science in the DC universe?

Summing my question into one LONG sentence: Does magic actually exist in the DC universe or is it — and are spiritual realms such as heaven, hell and purgatory — essentially pocket dimensions that ...
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When Lex Luthor ran for president, who did the man on the street think it was?

Background Lex Luthor was presumed dead in Action Comics #660. He re-emerged as his son Lex Luthor II (Cameos in Action Comics #670 and properly revealed in Action Comics #672 - "All This and Lex ...
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Is Batman a SUPER Hero? [closed]

There is no doubt that Batman is a hero, he saves Gotham and the world. Batman is very strong and extremely smart. He has no super powers, he is smarter than the average man but that is not a power it ...
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Why did Marlon Brando want the “S” to be the symbol of the “House of El”?

This is a follow on from a prior question, to get some details on the "S" symbol. Prior to the 1978 Superman movie the "S" Symbol had no fixed source. However, it is stated that 'it was Marlon ...
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When did Krypton explode?

Is it ever specified when did Krypton explode considering Earth time? I read that Superman took about three years to reach Earth, but I think it was considering the time at the capsule (which would ...
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Why did DC Comics change The Daily Star to The Daily Planet?

When Superman first appeared in comics he worked for The Daily Star (first refereed to in Action Comics #7, Dec 1938 ). Then in the 1940s that all changed, without any in-story explanation and ...
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How does Batman disappear?

Batman keeps vanishing a lot, how does he do it? We've seen him do this in a desert (and even snag a child with him) with lots of smoke, on a train station with almost no or little smoke, in rooms ...
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Has Wonder Woman previously been described as a demigod?

In Justice League Unlimited, Hades claims to be Wonder Woman’s father. And in New 52, Zeus is her father. Both of these would make her a demigod. In any previous DC comic, was she described as a ...
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Is The Flash's physiology faster than normal humans?

Can Flash do things like build muscle faster than normal (do his muscles grow right after a work-out or meal)? Can he heal faster than normal? Does he have a faster immune system to stop all illness ...
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What is the TV show in “Transmetropolitan” about inventing drugs before they're banned by the government?

The first time I read through Ellis' amazing "Transmetropolitan", I ran across a quick throwaway sequence about a fictional TV show in which the hosts invent new recreational drugs, which would then ...
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Was Batman gay according to his creators?

I recall reading that one of Batman’s creators once stated that Batman was gay, but I can't find any reference to that (it was some blog). Was it made up, or did someone who created Batman for DC ...
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Did any mainstream female comic character deliberately deconstruct “fanservice attire” trope?

Typical DC or Marvel comics heroine would wear incredibly fan-servicy yet absolutely impractical clothing. The was of course deconstructed in a number of places (my favorite being the amazing "Evil, ...
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Were there any Catwomen who were not Selina Kyle behind the mask?

In any of the DC comic canon (excluding movies), was Catwoman always Selina Kyle behind the mask? I'm excluding things that happen in alternate times (e.g. future Terry McGinnis's Batman may ...
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Was Batman and Catwoman pairing the predominant Wayne romance in various canons? [duplicate]

There are at least several Batman works where Bruce Wayne was romantically involved with Selina Kyle (Catwoman). At least, the Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, and Hathaway in Nolan's Dark Knight Rises". ...
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Can Superman reverse time in comics by flying faster than speed of light?

I recall hearing people (deservedly) ridiculing the Superman movie (the one with Reeves) for the "fly faster than the speed of light, so he can reverse time and go back to the past" plot device. Was ...
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Since the 'New 52' reboot, are there any characters in DC comics that are not neurotypical such it could be considered a handicap (ie, not eidetic)?

The only ones I can remember from when I was a kid are Cassandra Cain, who was nearly mute until she had a lot of speech therapy (and it took her a few years to decide she wanted it), and some ...
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What is the Herb used by Oliver Queen

In the Arrow TV Series, Oliver Queen uses a "magic" herb from the island for instantaneous healing on many occasions. He also used it as a life saving alternative when Diggle was shot. ...
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Batman foreseeing Green Arrow's rant, what arc is that?

I read in a tv trope page there's a story where Batman recorded a tape that a backup justice league watches, and where Batman foresees the rant of Green Arrow. Anyone knows what story arc is that ?
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Was every version of Batman in Ellis' “Planetary” a reference to other comic artists?

The comic book series "Planetary" by Warren Ellis plays directly on the DC multiverse being a retcon device. In the Planetary/Batman crossover, the story rotates between six versions of Batman. As ...
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When did Batman get a Green Lantern Power Ring?

What is this panel from? I tried googling it, but I just got people arguing about how powerful this combination would be, or why it hasn't happened yet. The only thing I can think of is the 1994 ...
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How do the Amazons of Themyscira know English?

It would seem that they cut themselves off from civilization and it's considered a Greek island. How would they even know what English is?
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Late 80s/early 90s DC Comics arc with Greek (and Roman?) gods involved?

In the late 80s or early 90s, DC put out another one of those story arcs where basically everyone in their universe was involved (a DC staple, methinks), and in this particular arc the ancient, ...
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Is there a steam-like service for purchasing DC comic books online?

I live in South America and would love to purchase The New 52 series of my favoritie characters. My son and I would love to read them as bed time stories. There are no comic book stores down here and ...
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Has DC published any non-New 52 comics since the reboot?

In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted (almost) their entire line of main continuity comics. They called this event The New 52, as there were 52 ongoing titles rolled out as part of the event. I'll ...
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Can Dr. Manhattan cease to exist?

Jon Osterman a.k.a. Dr. Manhattan has complete awareness of and control over atomic and subatomic particles of his "body". He can reassemble his body even when he was dissintegrated which renders him ...
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Hulk vs. Superman - did they ever fight? Who won?

Many people extremely underestimate Hulk. They don't know that Hulk's strength grows the more he fights. It doesn't matter if you are x100 stronger, he soon will be just as strong and then some. It ...
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Why is there a giant penny in the Bat Cave? [duplicate]

I was watching Batman Beyond with my daughter and was wondering why there is a giant penny in the bat cave. I've seen it before in other Batman shows/comics but I was curious what it's origins are.
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In which Comic Book series is Batman actually Thomas Wayne?

I've heard people say that there is a series of comics where Batman is actually Thomas Wayne instead of his son, Bruce. Where can I find this? What is the series called?