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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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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?
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Are there economic implications portrayed in comics where the buildings and cities are ruined almost daily?

This article was posted in chat. It fictionally estimates that if the final battle in Man of Steel had happened in New York City, the cost to repair would be 750 billion dollars. Cities and ...
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When was the story element of Bruce Wayne being trained by mentors introduced into the comics? [duplicate]

In the original version of Batman’s origin, after Bruce Wayne promises to avenge the murder of his parents the next panel shows him wearing a lab coat and in the next he’s lifting a dumbbell. In the ...
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Does the death penalty exist in comics?

This question is about comics in general, but is focused on Marvel and DC since I know only those two universes. Hence, "comics" in this question refers to those two universes. Everyone knows ...
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Do the New 52 comics make any references to pre-new-52 works?

So far (through the end of May 2013), did any of the DCnU (New 52) DC comics make references to events/characters/details/etc... that happened in works outside of DCnU line? In other words, are there ...
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Is Superman the only immortal Kryptonian?

According to the latest incarnation of Superman (I may be wrong here), he gets his powers from his Kryptonian heritage, and we've seen that he lives up to the 853rd century (if not more), so, are we ...
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Why did Bruce Wayne not contact Rachel after he returned from his years abroad?

In Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne is abroad to study the criminal mind and to join the League of Shadows for several years. When he returns to Gotham City, Rachel - his "oldest and best friend" - hears of ...
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How do the cables connected to Brainiac's head help him?

What are the cables connected to Brainiac's head and how do they help him? Is he less powerful when he is untethered? from Superman: Unbound
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Differences between different incarnations of The Flash

As far as I know there are 4 characters who have taken the mantle of The Flash: Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen. Why are there so many versions? Do they have any differences in ...
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Does Superman need to breathe?

While researching for this question, I came across a couple of conflicting images of Superman in space. First we have him in space with no helmet - and talking to another character. As far as I can ...
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Why did Nightwing's costume change from black and blue to black and red in the DC New 52?

With the recent revamp of the DC comics, I noticed that Nightwing has changed his costume from black and blue to black and red. The only reason I can think of for this would be to sell toys. Does ...
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Does The Flash have a (theme) sound/music?

Does The Flash have a significant sound that is his? Since he runs so fast he can create a sonic boom, but nothing comparable to Batman and his little theme music, Iron Man and the sounds of his ...
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Does Flash age slower because of his ability to run at relativistic speed?

Due to Time dilation, time is perceived differently at greater speed. Time dilation is an actual difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers either moving relative to ...
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What else did Pa Kent salvage from Jor-El's son's rocket?

According to DC Comics, beyond the baby and the blankets that were destined to make up Superman's future uniform, what else did Pa Kent salvage from baby Kal-El's spaceship?
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What is Blüdhaven's status post New 52?

In the New 52 era of DC Comics has the status of Blüdhaven been mentioned, either in conjunction with Nightwing or any other characters? Before Flashpoint and the change over it was basically a toxic ...
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How is Nekron related to Death of the Endless?

Nekron is "Lord of the Unliving" and the ruler of a dimension where souls go after they die, although this is clarified as "before their final judgment". If Death of the Endless is also present in the ...