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Which comic book cover has had the most homages?

Often you'll see covers paying homage or parodying a famous comic cover. For example: or or So, which cover has been...well...covered the most?
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Has Superboy-Prime ever been featured in any media besides comics?

I've been reading up on him for a quite a while now and it surprised me that I haven't seen a character that powerful and evil in any animated or regular show. Does anybody know anything he was in ...
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Is normal Kryptonian physiology affected by magic?

To make myself clear, I'm aware that one of Superman's major weaknesses is magic, but is that because he's also superpowered by a yellow sun, or just because he's from Krypton? Would Kryptonians be as ...
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DC New Gods - Can Darkseid take off his suit?

Can Darkseid take off his suit? I know it was made to protect him from being killed in the omega force but once he emerged from the force can take it off or is it keeping him alive? If so why ...
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What was the first use of white eyes?

To clarify think about storm how her eyes turn pure white. Often when you see Batman or Wolverine in costume their eyes are just white (no eyes). When did this first become a thing? First usage of ...
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What are the differences between Ant-Man and The Atom?

I recently saw "Ant-Man" and was able to get a general understanding of Ant-Man's powers and limitations. I've also read DC comics for years, and while I know about the Atom and have a general ...
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Did Bruce Wayne ever fight crime as a masked vigilante, before becoming the Batman?

Are there any stories covering a period of time when Bruce Wayne fought crime as a masked vigilante, before dressing as the Batman? Looking for a comic or something in the DCAU preferably.
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Does Joker wear makeup in the comics?

In Burton's Batman Jack Nicholson's Joker falls into a vat of chemicals which turns his skin pure white. In a couple of scenes he wears skin-colored makeup to appear more normal. In Nolan's The ...
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Height of Groot VS Swamp Thing [duplicate]

Trying to figure out who could end up being taller Groot or Swamp Thing. On these infographics it shows both their heights as varying. Do either of them have a limit? ...
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Why do Darkseid and Orion look so different if they're father and son?

Orion has a very human appearance. And Darkseid looks like this. Has this ever been explained? Edit: I remembered that in Kingdom Come we see an older Orion whose appearance more closely ...
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Has Batman Ever Sacrificed himself for Superman?

Has Batman ever sacrificed himself to save Supes? Or come close with intention? I was curious if he had! Any universe, but comic source preferred and encouraged.. Thanks!
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Batman's helmet in Superman vs Batman

In the new trailer for Superman vs Batman, it looks like Batman is wearing an armor type helmet with eyes that glow or light up in some fashion. Has this type of helmet shown up in any Batman stories ...
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Is Batman in “The Dark Knight Returns” acting out-of-character compared to the “canon Batman”?

Me and my friend recently had an argument regarding Miller's DKR story. Namely, my friend (who is far more familiar with Batman comics and DC comics in general) claims that its portrayal of Batman is ...
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Has the Joker ever been inside the Batcave?

I was about to ask why there is a giant penny and a dinosaur in the Batcave, but both of those questions have been answered already. The other question I had regarding the Batcave is this: I know ...
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Why is the Green Lantern Corps “power object” manifested primarily as a ring?

I know that not all Green (or any other color) Lanterns wear physical rings, but most do and that seems to be the case historically as well. I'm curious as to whether or not there's a canon ...
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How much of Metropolis is Toronto?

Joe Shuster was the co-creator and original artist of Superman. Shuster was born and raised in Toronto, where he was a paper boy for The Toronto Star. (For those of you who know Toronto well, he ...
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Where did Arkham Knight get his army?

In the last installment of the Arkham trilogy we find out that the mysterious mercenary leader with an army who calls himself Arkham Knight is no other than That would explain his training, ...
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What is the limitation of J'onn J'onzz's power of intangibility?

J'onn J'onzz, AKA Martian manhunter, has the ability to go intangible. My question being, why does he not use this ability full-time whilst in battle? Are there any limitations to his ...
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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 ...