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Is Peter Parker/Spider-Man a stalker in the comics?

In both the 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy and the newer Amazing Spider-Man trilogy, Peter Parker is seen stalking his love interest (Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy, respectively) to an unhealthy degree. Was ...
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What happened to Edwin Jarvis?

In the events of Dark Reign, Jarvis refused to join the dark Avengers and when Dark Reign ended Jarvis still wasn't in the Avengers. So what happened to him? Did he retire or has he appeared among ...
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How did Secret Wars fit into regular comics continuity?

I’ve just read Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984/5. (Fun!) In it, a bunch of heroes and villains are transported to the far reaches of the universe, and (in a surprising turn of events for a ...
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What's the reading order for Age of X?

I've seen several discussions regarding the preferred reading order for the "Age of X" storyline but it seems they just listed the release order and quite often, that's not the way it works. As the ...
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What is the Winter Soldier's arm made out of?

The Winter Soldier has a metallic arm, and being a Marvel property it's unlikely to be something as simple and straight-forward as aluminium or steel. So what metal is it made out of?
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Why is Marvel snubbing Fox license characters? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knows the reason why Marvel is snubbing the Fox license characters? When did the rift between Marvel and Fox start? Didn't Kevin Feige actually do the first 3 X-men movies ...
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Who was the first X-Man recruited by Professor X?

In the comic books who was the first X-Man that Professor X recruited?
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Do Odin and Thor eat and drink?

Do Marvel's Thor and Odin require food and drink (human food and drink) for their energy, or no? Is this shown anywhere in canon sources?
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When did Daredevil's weapon first appear with a rope attached?

I'm trying to find out what the first issue of Daredevil where his batons / eskrima had a rope attached between them more like a manrikigusari? I found someone online mentioned Issue 252 says he ...
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Is there an issue where Deadpool kills off everyone?

I saw this post on Facebook: And I thought that if it was real, it would be a good issue. So, is there any issue where Deadpool kills off everyone, as well as the writers?
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What is required to wield an infinity gem?

In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie it is stressed that a mortal human cannot wield the Infinity Stones. In the comics, however, several humans appear to have wielded one or more Infinity Gems ...
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How does Groot's regeneration work?

While Groot is a formidable brawler, he is not impervious (he is made of wood, after all), and often finds himself reduced to nothing but kindling. Thankfully, planting even a splinter of Groot's ...
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Does Howard the Duck ever cross into Earth 616?

One of the oft-forgotten (possibly intentionally forgotten) facts about Howard the Duck is that he is technically a Marvel Comics character. It was always my understanding that he was only a parallel ...
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Is there an internal reason for Mutants being disproportionately European-descended and/or American populations?

Last I read, mutants were caused by genetic manipulations of Earth's primitive populations by the Celestials, million years ago. Considering that according to current calculation, the time to most ...
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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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Are there any Australian superheroes in the Marvel-616 universe?

In the main Marvel Universe 616, there are heroes from all over the world. There are even special "patriotic heroes" like Captain America and Captain Britan (or was he Union Jack). Was there an ...
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Why is it forbidden for any alien species to visit Earth in Marvel NOW?

Why is it forbidden for any alien species to visit Earth in Marvel NOW? I read this on the Star-Lord wiki page. Does this extend to other Marvel Universes?
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What is an “Accuser”?

The new Guardians of the Galaxy movie features Ronan The Accuser. I've read a few of the comics, including one issue where Gamora is confronted by an Accuser. The Accuser in the comics seems to be ...
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Is Alex Wilder still alive?

In Runaways v2 #24, we see the Gibborim “die”, and they end up in a white place with Alex. They don’t explain if they are technically “alive”, but it has something to do with Molly’s powers (because ...
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What's the reading order for Age of Apocalypse?

I've been looking around and found many many conflicting topics. Can you help? Thanks
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Young Avengers / Childrens Crusade what to read?

So years ago I've read YOUNG AVENGERS (2005 - 2006). Thanks to the ComiCon Discount I've subscribed to Marvel Unlimited and I just found this comic again and saw that there are a lot more, like Young ...
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Can Nightcrawler escape Spider-Man's web by teleporting?

My 5 year old son has been garnering an interest in Marvel superheros and is a particular fan of Spider-Man. I recently showed him the Marvel Super Heroes Storybook Collection (Amazon link) where it ...
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Has there ever been a fight between Iron Man and the Hulk where one of them won?

I've been thinking about, and I've read spin-off stories that talk about who would win in a fight: Iron Man or the Hulk. Iron Man has technology and speed on his side, but the Hulk has brute strength ...
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What is Prester Omega?

In Defenders Vol 4, Strange and the Other find the Concordance Engine, and it was guarded by Prester Omega, who is extremely powerful. So who exactly is Prester Omega? Is he from the Marvel-616 ...
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What are the shiny circles on Thor's costume?

Anyone have any idea what they are or what they're for? I'll take a Marvel Universe explanation or even a Norse mythology answer. Thank you!
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What is the “canonical” size of The Hulk?

I've noticed that in the recent Hulk movies his size varies from movie to movie. I've heard, but don't know for a fact that the size of the Hulk seemed to change during the 2003 Eric Bana Hulk movie. ...
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Does Marvel's Taskmaster have a limit to the number of skills he can duplicate at one time?

The Taskmaster has the superhuman ability to duplicate the physical skills or abilities of individuals as long as the skills are not superhuman in and of themselves and he has time to study the ...
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How many people have been called Captain America in the mainstream Marvel Universe?

In the canon Marvel Universe (Earth-616) Steve Rogers (Captain America) has lost his super-soldier serum and has passed the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson (the Falcon). There is great ...
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When was A.I.M. declared a sovereign nation?

In recent comics like Avengers and Avengers Undercover it is mentioned that A.I.M island is a nation and so the avengers can't attack them. When did this happen, is it explained in another comic, or ...
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How did Squirrel Girl defeat Thanos?

I was in a Marvel forum, and I saw a picture of Squirrel Girl with a defeated Thanos, and the Watcher saying that it was the real Thanos, and that she had saved the universe. I'm not sure if that is ...
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When did Weapon X give Wolverine his adamantium

Note: I am ONLY interested in the main Earth-616 comic continuity. No movies, cartoons or alternate universes. As I understand it, Wolverine worked with Team X sometime after, or at the tail end of ...
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What started the multiverse collapse?

In New Avengers #2, Reed Richards presents the crisis to the Illuminati. He describes that the current issue with 'incursions' started when 'an event' occurred on a parallel Earth, which caused the ...
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What did Dr. Strange say to scare Red She-Hulk?

In issue 2 of The Defenders volume 4 (written by Matt Fraction), Red She-Hulk needed to be scared in order to revert back to her human form (Betty Ross). Dr. Strange whispers something in her ear to ...
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Why didn't Phil introduce himself as being with S.H.I.E.L.D from the beginning?

When Phil Coulson first introduces himself to Pepper Potts, he says the following: Agent Phil Coulson: I'm Agent Phil Coulson with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics ...
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Who are the characters in the Marvel Universe Wiki background?

I was browsing the Marvel Universe wiki and liked the cool background but do not know all the characters are. I can only name some of them: Spider-man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man ...
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Does the attempted invasion of Midgard by Frost Giants figure into any Nordic myth?

As we learn in the first Thor movie and in episodes of Agents of SHIELD, many of the stories of the Norse gods on Earth were likely influenced by early interactions with Asgardians. Lady Sif mentions ...
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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

In Iron Man (1), Tony is shown escaping the terrorist camp in the Mark I armor. He crash lands in the desert, and leaves the scraps of armor there. In fact, the terrorists are shown recovering it ...
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Who invented the Marvel Multiverse numbering system?

I've found conflicting sources over who initiated the idea of Marvel's Multiverse having numbered universes. Some say Alan Moore's Captain Britain was the first to use Earth-616, whereas others ...
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What happens to parts of Mystique that are cut off?

In the original X-Men movie, Mystique takes the form of Wolverine, including the appearance of having Adamantium claws. The claws are clearly not actual Adamantium though, as Wolverine is able to ...
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How does Ultimate Avengers fit into the other Avengers story arcs?

I'm trying to figure out how to start reading the Avengers comics, and have found some pretty good suggestions - however, I'm a little confused about how all of the story arcs fit together. Do the ...
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Old Man Logan - how did the Hulk end up as a villain?

I don't read a lot of comics, and most of those I do are from DC or indie publishers. However, I recently picked up Old Man Logan just because I liked the art (that's the only usual reason I read any ...
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How were Wolverine's memories “implanted”?

Over the years, Wolverine has learned that many of his memories were false and implanted. It seems as though most of this memory tampering was done by Professor Cornelius and his staff during the ...
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What was Galactus feeding on in planets?

Often Galactus fed on planets with lifeforms, but the lifeforms could leave and he would still feed. Also not every planet he eats needs to have life. So what is he looking for in a planet?
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How long did Silver Surfer arrive at a planet before Galactus?

How long did Silver Surfer arrive at a planet before Galactus would arrive to consume it? Would they have enough time to prepare or leave or cover themselves in ranch dressing?
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What is the list of comics series about Thanos (Marvel Comics) and the Infinity Gauntlet?

I just remembered about my childhood comics and remembered The Infinity series involving Thanos in the 90's. After a quick search I found out that the series continued well after I stopped collecting ...
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Why doesn't Quicksilver create sonic booms?

In both the comics and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver is described as being able to break the sound barrier. Wikipedia explains sonic booms: A sonic boom is the sound associated with the ...
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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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Why hasn't Captain America been promoted?

Considering that he's performed exceptionally for many years, has proven leadership capabilities and is highly intelligent, why haven't they given him a higher rank?
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Has Charles Xavier ever exhibited the ability to freeze minds/time in the comics?

In the X-Men movies, Professor Charles Xavier exhibits the ability to freeze minds, effectively stopping time for people on a fairly large scale, freezing everyone in the Oval Office and an entire ...
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Does adamantium conduct electricity?

Are there any canon references to adamantium conducting electricity? (I started thinking about this after reading How vulnerable is Wolverine to electricity?)