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Who are these DC superheroes?

Besides Batman, Superman , Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, who are these superheroes?
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Is Flash Faster than light? [duplicate]

If Flash is faster than light then wouldn't he violate laws of physics ? In one movie it is shown that he time travels ? It proves that he is faster than light.
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Why Superman is vulnerable to Kryptonite? [duplicate]

How can an element affect a person? Why would exposure to Kryptonite weaken Superman?
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Has Batman ever arrested Catwoman? If so has she been sent to Arkham?

The Facebook status between Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne is definitely set to "it's complicated", but Batman cannot deny that Catwoman IS a criminal. Has he ever turned her over to the police, and if ...
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Are Gotham and Metropolis neighbours?

Are Gotham and Metropolis neighboring cities? If not, how do Batman and Superman meet each other? And in the upcoming film trailer for Dawn of Justice, Batman is shown watching his Wayne tower being ...
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Most recent original Marvel and DC hero? [closed]

I know Marvel and DC have well established characters, so they rarely need to create original ones. I want to know the last original hero for each universe as of August 2015. Can someone help me find ...
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Has Superman ever won a fight by using brains over brawn? (Except for Heat Vision Lobotomy)

I know Superman generally has some pretty tough combat feats and I know he's proven to be massively intelligent with calculations and medicine, but have there been any really notable instances where ...
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How many heroes has Batman created?

I know of Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Robin. Dick Grayson become's Nightwing and also Red Robin in an alternate reality I think. Barbara Gordon is Batgirl. Do anymore of Batman's friends/allies ...
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Have we ever seen Bruce Wayne getting re-constructive surgery?

As Batman, Bruce takes a serious whoopin' regularly enough. In some canons his cowl probably offers some protection but as any UFC fighter's face will tell you, a career in fist fights will inevitably ...
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Which character is depicted on the cover of Harley Quinn New 52 series?

On the cover shows a semi-cyborg character with Harley, but I can't find the information about him. Who is he? Supervillain/hero/normal character?
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Can post-Crisis Superman destroy the world with his heat vision?

A number of questions were raised in a discussion about Post Crisis Superman... We were wondering if he could destroy the Earth with his Heat Vision and it came to my attention that in one issue He ...
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Is The Joker trained in any martial arts?

In any canon, do we ever see or find out if The Joker is or has trained in any sort of martial art or fighting style? I've seen him go toe-to-toe with Batman before, I can't remember which animated ...
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Has the death sentence ever been introduced in Gotham?

With the amount of super villains roaming the streets of Gotham and the massive body count that inevitably follows in their wake, has the death sentence ever been introduced to try and handle the ...
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What does Superman see while using his heat vision?

I've always wanted to know if he can see while he's using his heat vision, and if he can, what does it look like, is everything red, does his vision spectrum change? Have we ever seen through his ...
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Has anyone ever been subjected to Joker Venom and Fear Gas simultaneously?

Individually, each chemical seems to have a pretty devastating effect on it's victim. Fear Gas seems to always wear off but Joker Venom can sometimes be lethal, at least in Batman The Animated Series, ...
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Flash and Reverse Flash relationship

I remember during the last few episodes of season 1 Which brings me to my main question: As far as I can tell, this isn't explained at all during the season and no characters ever ...
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Why are Martians weak against fire in the DC Universe?

Has there ever been an in-universe explanation?
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Is there any significance behind Joker's aliases?

Joker has many aliases he uses to get away with various purchases and transactions without revealing that he is in-fact the Joker. Some include names like Melvin White, Jack White, Jack Napier, Joe ...
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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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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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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?