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Which Marvel character had a bomb in his heart which would explode when his heart stopped?

I remembered a Marvel Comics story I read a while ago. I read it in the 90s but I think it had been published long before that, any time between the 60s and 80s. It was a story of a superhero team. I ...
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Who put on costumes first, Batman or his enemies?

In the Batman stories, we have several characters in costume, such as Batman himself, as well as the Joker, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, just to name a few. Who put on costumes first? Are the Joker ...
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Did Solomon Grundy get his name from the nursery rhyme?

Does the DC villain Solomon Grundy have anything in common with the nursery rhyme of the same name? In-universe, was he named after the rhyme for a specific reason, or is that happenstance?
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Who are the villains in this picture?

I'm watching Justice League Season 4 Episode 1: The Cat and the Canary, the bad guy at the front of that group about to attack Black Canary is Atomic Skull. The image isn't the best but can anyone ...
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I can't remember the name of this super villain

I'm trying to figure out the name of this super villian, here is what I remember: Super Strength (yawn) Looks like he could be somebody's dad (he had a really nice looking sweatshirt, and I think a ...
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Is Roderick Kingsley supposed to be a dig at a Marvel Executive?

I've been catching up with Superior Spider-Man, and can't help but wonder if Roderick Kingsley, the original Hob-Goblin, is supposed to be an analogue for a real-life person within Marvel ...
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Is there any connection between all the psychopaths called Morgan?

One of my favourite characters in Angel is Lilah Morgan - a character who basically revels in her own evil, not for any great purpose, but because she likes her comforts, enjoys her work, and doesn't ...
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Book featuring magic headgear and death by cats

I read a novel, at most ten years ago, that featured a villain of some sort (not the big bad- more of a side quest) who wore a stack of hats. As in, probably upward of one dozen hats on his head ...
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Why don't more villains die/become crippled?

In the superhero genre heroes fight the bad guys daily. Not everyone is blessed with super-toughness and the like, so there will be casualties. Even if everyone is fighting with the best intentions, ...