Questions tagged [comics]

For use when asking questions about comics or comic books when a more appropriate specific work tag doesn't exist. For example, if asking about the comics canon of Marvel use this tag but if asking about the specific The Infinity Gauntlet comic use the work tag [the-infinity-gauntlet] instead.

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How does MJ still know Peter's alter ego?

In the events of Amazing Spider-Man #Brand New Day and after it becomes clear, that Peter somehow erased the knowledge of his secret identity from literally everyone. Neither villains nor heroes know ...
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

We, the readers, know Batman has no superpowers. I have no idea if the villains know that. Several superpowered heroes use technology to augment their capabilities, so it is not a wild guess to say ...
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Has Bruce Banner ever partially transformed into the Hulk?

Has Bruce ever partially transformed into the Hulk i.e, has he transformed a part of his body into the Hulk, while still remaining human? For example, transforming just his arm to punch someone really ...
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Is the Martian Manhunter's weakness to fire physical, or purely mental?

I'm getting conflicting information in the comics, but considering many are from differing eras, that's to be expected. In most Pre-Crisis comics, J'onn J'onzz, a green martian, has an aversion to ...
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Did Green Arrow ever acknowledge Batman as a “role model”

Way back when GA was created, DC was basically looking to create a "second Batman". So they made Oliver Queen a billionaire, gave him a boy sidekick, gave him an Arrow-car, etc, etc. My question is, ...
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How did Superman get his electrical powers in Superman Blue?

I just read the Superman Blue volume 1 trade paperback (collecting Superman #122-125, Adventures of Superman #545-547, Action Comics #732-734, Superman: The Man of Steel #67-69, and Superman Annual #9,...
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When did Batman die?

In Dark Days: The Casting, when Batman finds Green Lantern and Duke inside his subcave, he states that he died in the hands of the Joker, in which issue and what storyline was he referring to?
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Did Superman ever attend Sunday School in Smallville?

In the comics, did Clark as a boy ever attend Christian Sunday School (or any religious schooling) growing up? You would think that this would be probable given it's a small town in America, and the ...
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1970's (?) comic, kid's pet lizard turns into giant salamander

Looking for a comic story from the mid 70's (I think) about a kid who is tormented by his building's super. Super ends up throwing the kid's pet lizard into the incinerator/furnace and the lizard ...
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Has Galactus ever been satiated?

As the "devourer of worlds", Galactus hunger is LEGENDARY. Hell, even after feasting on the life energy of a planet, he's STILL been hungry. Considering his power is at its height when fully fed, ...
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Looking for the comic book where Spider-Man was [mistakenly] addressed as Super-Man

I recently saw this snippet from what seems like an old Spider-Man comic where he's battling Doctor Octopus. Here, Doctor Octopus is able to snap out of Spider-Man’s webbing after which he says: ...
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Graphic novel about an immortal watcher living through the eons in a library

I'm trying to track down a graphic novel I read about 7 or so years ago. The protagonist was an immortal watcher who kind of nudged the course of history at several points in time and had a limited ...
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When did Gwenpool meet Ms. Marvel?

In Champions Vol 2 #5, Gwenpool tells the Champions that she's met Ms. Marvel before. I want to see this meeting for myself, but I don’t know what comic it happened in. When did Gwenpool meet Ms. ...
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UK boy's comic story, 1960's, kids with special powers

As described in the header, I'm trying to remember the weekly story. There were five or six kids, they regularly met at a secret cave or grotto on some bleak windswept moor in England. There was a ...
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After The Infinity Gauntlet, is Thanos ever evil?

It seems like Thanos turns good after The Infinity Gauntlet, so is he ever really evil again in the 616 continuity? By the way, by evil I mean, say, killing people, blowing up planets, stealing ...
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Are Thanos and Adam Warlock friends?

At times, Thanos and Warlock fight or have small disagreements (like those times when they have killed each other) and sometimes they team up. At one point, Adam says he trusts Thanos most to protect ...
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60s/70s(?) comic where a guy in a coma is offered the chance to explore space and/or time

Read in sixties/seventies in one of those Strange Tales type of comic. The main character is in a coma, maybe from a car accident or something. He leaves his body and another character appears to ...
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Graphic novel involving a couple on an island (Pacific?) with murders and mutants

I think I read this about 3-8 years ago as a book checked out from the library (unfortunately, that was long enough ago that it's not really feasible to check my history). The protagonists were, I ...
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Has Matt Murdock ever tried to pass as sighted?

It seems that Matt Murdock's abilities would allow him to convince most people he had normal vision. Particularly if he wore sunglasses, in case something about his nonexistent eyesight might convey ...
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Can the Green Lantern ring be used to locate a nearby power battery?

In the game Injustice: Gods Among Us, when the Justice League members are pulled into an alternate dimension, Hal Jordan sees that his ring is low on power. He then proceeds to use his power ring to ...
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How is King Thanos so strong in “Thanos Wins”?

In the comic book arc Thanos Wins, you see Thanos defeating the Living Tribunal, Infinity and he says he killed all life. That would include abstracts, Franklin Richards and whatnot, all without ...
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Comic book set in near-future about boxers wearing gloves to enhance their strength

I am looking for a comic that I read as a kid somewhere in the 80's. I read it in my native language (Dutch), but the style and theme looked very much like American comics of that time, so it was most ...
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Short comic about alien explorers visiting an abandoned world with giant statues that turn out to be alive but move very slowly

A sci-fi short story, probably part of a comic sci-fi/horror anthology. I remember seeing it when I was 13, but still remember the twist ending clearly. Judging from the artwork, something around 60'...
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When was the first time Batman disappeared at the end of a conversation?

Batman has a habit of talking to someone like Commissioner Gordon, then disappearing when their back is turned. When was the very first time that Batman did this, either in the comics or some other ...
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What Is The Fastest That We Have Seen Bart Allen Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Bart Allen travel in any continuity? It doesn't matter if it is when he was Impulse, Kid Flash or The Flash. I'm interested in the issue number and page (image ...
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Which Issue Did Barry Allen Travel At His Top Speed?

I am trying to find the top speed of each Flash in any continuity. What is the fastest that we have seen Barry Allen travel? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Jay Garrick Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Jay Garrick travel in any continuity? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he actually travels at his top speed rather than a ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Wally West Travel?

What is the fastest that we have Wally West travel in any continuity? I'm not interested in characters talking about potentially how fast they could travel. I'm only interested in them actually ...
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Has the Eye of Agamotto ever been lost or destroyed in the comics?

In the MCU we have seen that as of Avengers: Infinity War Doctor Strange has now; I realise that in the comics the stone is not an Infinity Stone but has there been any precedence for Doctor Strange ...
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Spider-Man and Fantastic 4 crossover comic with Double Identity Scene

I recently found this question while browsing the site, and the accepted answer says the image never came from the comic books. However, I clearly remember that my first comic book issue had that ...
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What Marvel character has this 'W' symbol?

My son got this shirt. It has six comics character's symbols on it; five of which I can identify: Spider-Man Captain America Iron Man Thor (???) Hulk Wolverine seems like he'd fit ...
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Why did Supergirl kiss Nightwing in this panel?

This is likely a scan from after 2005 (given Supergirl's outfit), but I don't know if it was from an Outsiders comic, Teen Titans or some other story. If anyone has any idea, I would be curious as to ...
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Has Iron Man made any suit for underwater combat?

Iron Man has made many suits and many of them serve some specific purpose like the Hulkbuster armor and the suit to fly in space, but has he made any suit which will help him in fighting underwater? ...
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Story about an Arthurian knight who forces himself to volunteer for everything

I'm looking for a fantasy story about a Knight of the Round Table with Impostor Syndrome (they don't call it that). He's scared of being found-out, so he volunteers to do every quest, fight every ...
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Where was it established that Super Goof's goobers were irradiated by a meteor?

In old comics from the 1960s and later, Goofy used to have a superhero alter ego, Super Goof. Toonopedia explains that Disney made a trial run in Donald Duck #102 (October, 1965) where Gyro Gearloose ...
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Superman comic which had a drawing style of the Animated Series

I've seen some comics where the style of drawing was like in the cartoon TV series (The Superman Animated Series). What was the name of those comics (for example, Action Comics or The Adventures of ...
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Is Steve Rogers a well-known soccer fan?

This was inspired by this question on Steve Roger's list of things to watch. There are a few versions of the list, to please fans in different countries with cultural items from their country. Some ...
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Comic book story about a Lion tamer who is injured then trains a gorilla

The story is about a circus lion tamer who is injured during a performance and told he can never train again but ends up training a gorilla who in a disguise trains lions. Not sure if it was in a DC ...
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Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)? [closed]

Iron Man's suits displays a wide array of advanced technologies: super-durability amazing artificial intelligence, virtually unlimited energy via the ARC reactors, and repulsor technology The ...
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Are there any individual aliens that have gained superpowers in the Marvel universe?

We have seen plenty of examples of Earthlings (Terrans) who have obtained superpowers through various means: Bruce Banner, became the Hulk after exposure to Gamma Radiation Steve Rogers, gained super-...
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Have Steve Rogers (Captain America) and a young Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) interacted during WWII?

Captain America served in World War II and Magneto's backstory revolves around his time in a concentration camp. Have Steve Rogers and a young Erik Lehnsherr interacted during WWII? Presumably this ...
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What are the issues with Hank Pym in the comics?

I have heard in multiple podcasts (sorry, no specific reference) allusions to there being issues with the personality, representation, or actions of the Hank Pym character in the comics in the past. ...
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What comic book are Young Sheldon and Paige talking about in the carbon dating museum? [closed]

Paige asks Sheldon if humans will become extinct like dinosaurs and Sheldon replies, Yes, but not before some of us merge with computers and become immortal cyborgs. Sheldon then says he got the ...
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What time-related powers has Dr. Strange demonstrated in the comics?

In the MCU, the Eye of Agamotto houses the Time Stone, and Dr. Strange has demonstrated numerous powers, including: ageing/deageing fruit trapping Dormamu in a repeating time loop seeing 14,000,605 ...
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Marvel Comic with Ant-Man and Spider-Man holding a weapon

I am looking for a story which I can only remember one page from. It starts with the villain saying something to the effect of "you don't dare to fire that". It then cuts to a panel with Spider-Man ...
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Comic book about dinosaurs in space

The comic book I'm talking about is about this one T. rex-like dinosaur being frozen in a cryo-pod after trying to rejoin his father on Earth, who was holding off some sort of black ooze from getting ...
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The origin of the Moon: Comic book

This is story where the human race, once widespread in the galaxy, was beaten back to our home planet after a devastating interstellar war. The aliens won the war and the Moon -- an artificial ...
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Did the Avengers do the same in the comics?

In Avengers: Endgame, the Avengers Is that what happened in the comics?
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Is Logros an actual thing in DC comics?

Spectre #37 ('92 series) mentions Logros as the "real" or "mythic" Britain. It is mentioned again in the next issue although I think the spelling gets changed to Loghros. However, I can't find any ...
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Do comics in the MCU involve the known heroes? [duplicate]

In Logan it is established that comics exist related to the well-known X-Men. LOGAN: We have ourselves an X-men fan. You do know they are all bullshit right? Maybe a quarter bit happened, and not ...