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Comic about a man on the run who helps a lost girl and encounters a woman who can see into the future

In the early seventies DC reprinted a story as a second or third feature in one of their comics. It was possibly a National story from the forties or fifties about a man on the run from the law. He's ...
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Late 1960's Comic Book with H shaped space ship

In a period approximately from 1967 - 1971 I remember reading a space adventure comic book with an unusually shaped spaceship with a crew of, I think, scientists-explorers. I cannot remember the ...
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Can Rogue absorb and utilize powers from multiple mutants simultaneously?

It is established that Rogue absorbs and is capable of utilizing powers from any mutant she makes skin to skin contact with, but what happens when Rogue makes contact with multiple mutants? Is she ...
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Graphic novel where the cover had a short blonde woman kissing a tanned man with mechanical parts coming out of his head

I first saw this graphic novel in the store called “Movie and trading co”. When I saw the cover for the first time, I wanted to give it a chance, but I didn’t have the money to pay for it back then. I ...
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Looking for 80's scifi comic about astronaut looking for Earth in ancient alien spaceship

I have been looking for a long while for the name of an 80's comic/graphic novel of which I once read a short section as a child. What I can remember is this: The story is about an astronaut who ...
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Are the edges of Captain America’s shield blunted or sharp?

When Captain America throws his mighty shield, does it hit things with a razor-sharp edge that can cut or a blunt edge that can bludgeon/bruise? Or is it some sort of modified edge that could do one ...
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Early 2000's fantasy comic about a pale character who felt no pain

I've been trying to find a comic I came across in the early 2000's I believe. The main character had pale white skin and I think his eyes were either black or tattooed. He was a barbarian type of ...
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Graphic novel with a woman, deep sea experiment, Abe Sapien-looking monsters killing people

I absolutely cannot find this comic anywhere. I read it maybe 5 or 10 years ago. It had amazing artwork, similar to Rick Remender. It was kinda like the series Low, but not quite. There was a young ...
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What happens if the Winter Soldier commands himself?

The Winter Soldier can be programmed using Russian words, making him comply with whoever speaks those in front of him. What would happen if he, himself, speaks those words? Will he go into an infinite ...
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Is there a limit to Batman's “power” of prep time?

The common meme I have seen is that Batman, if given sufficient prep time, can defeat anyone in the DC Universe (or any universe, depending who you ask). Is this actually true in the current ...
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Were all titans as powerful as Thanos?

In Guardians of the Galaxy we learn that only someone with great power can touch an Infinity Stone, yet we see Thanos pick them up with no issue. Even without the stones, Thanos is shown to be ...
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Did Punisher succeed in decreasing crime rates?

Punisher is known for getting the job done, "You hit them they get up, I hit them they stay down", etc. Did Punisher factually reduce crime rates in his area/city? Canonical references please, No ...
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Golden age science fiction comic about shrinking man

I’m trying to find a comic from the golden age era about a scientist that is sitting in a psychiatrist office describing an experiment that went awry and has him continuously shrinking, finding out ...
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Which characters in marvel are multiversal? [duplicate]

I want to know which of the marvel characters in the marvel Multiverse / Megaverse exist EXACTLY ONCE. What i mean by that is, for example exists as a singular entity in all the multiverse at the ...
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Comic from 1970’s/80’s with a spaceship named Celeste [closed]

My kid was named Celeste by her dad. He said it was from a comic he read when he was a kid. It was the name of a spaceship. Now my kid is an adult and asking where it came from. Unfortunately, this is ...
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Why did Venom fight Jack O'Lantern?

The following question is related to my previous question: What was the fight between Venom and Jack O'Lantern really about? My previous question asked whether or not a comic-book character Jack O'...
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Comic book about guys with powers that are hunted by society

There was a comic book I had, but I can’t remember the name. I don’t remember the name of the publisher, but wasn’t something like Marvel/DC/Vertigo, was some smaller one. Also, it was published ...
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Is Jack-O-Lantern part of the DC Universe, or the Marvel Universe?

I was reading the entire comic book series of Venomverse (i.e. #1-5) which is literally the introduction of an entire Venom Universe and a Venom clan known as The Resistance. In the first few pages ...
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Comic about Inca or aztec medicine man visited by alien woman

My dad used to have a comic-book that he kept hidden from us because there was a lot of nudity in it. I would have read it in the late eighties, early nineties. I remember the story was about an Inca ...
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Who was the first superhero to wear a cape in comics?

Plain simple question: Who (and when) was the first superhero to wear a cape in comics? By cape I mean: Superman man type Mandrake type By cape I DON'T mean: Pelts, e.g., Hercules lion pelt By ...
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Story I read in an EC Vault of Horror/Tales From The Crypt style comic book

I remember reading an issue of a Vault of Horror/Tales From The Crypt type comic in the late 70s/the early 80s, and one story stuck with me and I am trying to track it down. The story centers around ...
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Who was the first comic book superhero to fly without technological means?

We know Superman only started to fly in 1940/1941. So who was the first comic book super hero to fly without: The use of technological means Any gadget or the like (magic carpets, Mjolnir). By fly, ...
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How old was Miguel O'Hara when he became Spider-Man 2099?

Spider-Man 2099 is about Miguel O'Hara who gets his DNA spliced with that of a spider and takes on the mantle of Spider-Man. How old was Miguel when this happened? He seems to be an established ...
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Are the incredibles comics canon?

The film The Incredibles has had two types of sequels: the film Incredibles 2 and a set of comic books (can't find their plot on Wikipedia, just the title "The Incredibles: Family Matters"). I seem to ...
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Has anyone been suspected as being Superman's alter-ego, other than Clark Kent?

I was reading this question about the world's obliviousness to Clark Kent's secret. It got me thinking - regardless of Clark Kent, it seems as though there would be least some cases of people ...
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Trying to track down a bizarre superhero comic involving gifted children who reunite in adulthood at their father's funeral

I 95% feel like I came upon this series on this site, but I can't seem to locate it. The basic idea behind the strip is that a scientist/adventurer man has died at the beginning of the strip, and his ...
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Has The Walking Dead ever done a crossover with another comic?

I have only been a fan of The Walking Dead for roughly two years now, mainly watching the TV series and playing the TellTale Games. However, I am now starting to read the original source material, and ...
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Horror comic about a vampire in space on a (possible) generation ship

In the 1970s or early 1980s, I remember reading a horror comic from a rack in a grocery store. I don't even remember the publishing company's name, unfortunately. It may have been one of several ...
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Is Spider-Man's blood really radioactive?

The theme-song for the 1967 Spider-Man TV show has this part: Is he strong? Listen bud, He's got radioactive blood. I assume that "radioactive" in this case means that it is currently ...
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Do Loki's illusions fool the sense of smell?

Loki has the ability to create illusions, most commonly copies of himself, that are visually indistinguishable from the original. However, if you try to touch them (or tackle them), you'll find that ...
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Comic/Picture book about cartoon-style creatures invading a body, evolving/being eliminated in various areas

I'm trying to identify a picture book I remember reading around 1999, which included a set of cartoonish creatures (diseases?) invading a body. Each page included a different area (starting with the ...
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How has the average number of words per page changed in American superhero comics? [closed]

Comparing a typical modern comic to a typical 1960s comic, there certainly seems to be a shift toward decompression, but I don't know whether the shift was concentrated in a short period or whether ...
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Hardback 80s UK comic with 2 stories, one sci-fi, one fantasy, ends with a peasant uprising singing about the fight “for freedom”

Trying to find a comic book/graphic novel that I read when I was a kid. Probably came out in the early 80s but possible earlier or a little later, probably by a UK publisher. I believe it had two ...
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Does Doctor Strange lose his medical license?

In Doctor Strange, the titular character, after the car accident, is adamant about others addressing him as "doctor", even though he knows he is no longer able to practice his medical specialty ...
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Has Wonder Woman ever used the Lasso of Truth on Brainiac?

Across the DC universe, Wonder Woman has been shown to use The Lasso of Truth on her teammates and enemies as well. Even the big guns like Superman haven't been able to overcome the lasso's compulsion ...
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Astronaut turned into robot

I recall reading a story in a comic book in the 1970s (although it could have been older - it was in my uncle's collection). What I can recall is that an astronaut/explorer is converted into a robot ...
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Looking for a specific Conan comic strip story

I have been searching for a particular Conan comic strip story for a very long time. I do not recall which series it is hence the difficulty...the story is from the perspective of a winged demon ...
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What is Dr. Strange's source of income?

He spends most of his time fighting mystical threats and would-be transdimensional conquerors. That leaves him very little time to pursue a profitable career. How does he earn his bread and pay his ...
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Help with this particular comic about bipedal reptiles, man who hears voice in head

I've been looking for the name of this comic I read a few years back. As for the plot I remember...the civilization is similar to that of the dark ages with bipedal reptiles who oppress mankind. The ...
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Old comic book - Batglare leaves new Justice Leaguer speechless

(yeah, I realize that it's the very point of every Batglare ever) For those who don't know what the Batglare is, here's a self-explanatory video: As for the question ...
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Is there an alternate reality/universe female version of Thanos?

I recently came across some Thanos fan-art depicting the mad-Titan as a female (image below). This got me thinking, is there an alternate version of Thanos who is female?
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Who was the first female “Captain” or “Doctor” in comics?

During a recent conversation about female superhero code names, it occurred to me that, for the first half-century of comic books, the titles "Captain" and "Doctor" were exclusively reserved for male ...
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Has John Stewart ever worn a mask to conceal his identity?

John Stewart was the fourth Green Lantern of Earth, formerly a sniper for the U.S. Marines (Prime Earth) and an architect (New Earth). In his origins story, when Hal Jordan presents Stewart with the ...
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Has Superman ever been depicted to smoke and/or consume alcohol?

Superman, since his first appearance in the late 1930's has been a symbol of Truth, Justice and the American way etc. Looking back at his representation and the characteristics the writers have used ...
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Comicbook with color coded realms

At least 15 years ago, I have read a comic book about a hero from our world being summoned to a magical realm (it might have been a different planet). The magical realm is divided by colors: red, blue,...
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Has Galactus ever been depicted as anything other than a humanoid?

Galactus, the Devourer of worlds, is depicted as a humanoid in the comics and according to Wikipedia: His true form cannot be perceived by most beings; each species sees Galactus in a form they can ...
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Comic book story- nuclear war between 2 planets

I read this story in a comic book, between 1972-1975. I think it might have been one of several stories in the comic book - a standalone story, not part of any franchise like Thor or Green Lantern or ...
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Comic book identification - lost astronauts, pocket watch, alien civilizations

I used to be a regular visitor at my local library, at some point for sci-fi/fantasy books mostly. However, I did venture into the comic book section from time to time and it was there that I found ...
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A short story about finding a planet where there is a great hall full of statues of deities(?)

There are a group of humans that finds on a planet some great hall (ruins?) full of strange statues that seem to resemble various forms of the messiah, human and alien like. Something happens, they ...
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Trying to find Graphic Novel

I read a graphic novel once which I can only vaguely remember now. The main character was a man who was somehow connected to this other world (I can't remember if it was real or fantasy) and I do ...