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 did the Justice League survive on the Anti-matter Earth in “JLA: Earth 2” if they're made of ordinary matter?

! In the Graphic Novel JLA: Earth 2, the Justice League travelled to the Post-crisis Earth 2, which is presumably the Anti-matter universe of Qward without being annihilated, could someone please ...
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Who first said this iconic Superman line?

The famous Superman line is It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's Superman! Who was the first person to say that in a Superman story?
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Comic with disturbing imagery

I recall reading a comic book (possibly a graphic novel) in the late 80's which had some disturbing imagery. I can't recall much but here are some of the things I do remember; A very burly reformed ...
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Who is in the middle of this Avengers cover?

The Wikipedia page for Marvel's Avengers comics uses the following cover for the main illustration: This comes from Avengers Vol. 3, Issue 38, which according to the Marvel Fandom Database entry has ...
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90s-2000s (Panini?) comic with a villain having an additional face on the back of his head

I have a recollection of a relatively short (20 pages?) comic I read somewhere in the mid-2000s, 2005 to 2008 most likely. It was in a magazine, in color, probably mainly aimed at children/teenage ...
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Is there an early 90s DC series or tales about a race of aliens that could transform and give others powers accidentally?

After the Death of Superman in 1992, comics changed, and DC got a lot of stories out of it. Subsequent to Superman's demise, 4 new "Supermen" appeared to take his place; one was John Henry Irons (...
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Comics identification: Priests who are embodiment of 7 sins are venerated as saints

I read this comicbook 6-10 years ago. Can't find it but I would like to read it again. The Serbian translation was titled something like "Seven holy men" or "Saints" or "Seven saints". The main ...
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A comic story about the edge of the universe being a white fog

This appeared in one of those cheap tie-in comics, almost certainly one of Blake's 7 or Doctor Who, or possibly some Star Wars tie-in, in the early 80s. I'm pretty sure it had an advert for a Star ...
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Is the Batman who Laughs storyline in “Dark Nights Metal” part of its own story?

So, I am going through the Dark Nights: Metal story line currently and each of the nightmare Batmen has a one shot comic book related to showing who they were in their own negative universe before ...
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Can anyone please identify this panel? That's not Bruce Wayne, is it?

I know I have seen this comic panel somewhere before, years ago, but my mind is just not pulling up the data! I want to believe this was a Batman comic, but that just doesn't... "feel" right. Hence ...
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Is Crush's eye color in this panel intentional or a drawing mistake?

Due to only being half-Czarnian, Crush has eyes that look human, save for the red iris, instead of full-on red eyes with no pupil, like her father Lobo. After Lex Luthor gifts Lobo with a way to mind-...
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Comics about sorcerer that is an heir to a kingdom on another plane

The main protagonist is a male sorcerer and son of a king of some strange kingdom not on earth - it's full of monsters and probably on another plane. The story starts with him and his mother living on ...
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Sinister themed comic/graphic novel containing the Book of Revelation, Apocrypha, ravens, the Four Evangelists

I'm trying to track down a comic/graphic novel I read as a child (must've been between 2001 and 2008, and I estimate it wasn't older than from 1990) in a mid-sized local library. First off, I read it ...
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Old British comic story about a mountain that's really a giant slow creature

Once more I'm in the world of British comics from the 1960's/1970's... Hotspur, Rover, Beezer, Topper, Victor etc. This was one that went on for a few months. A small town (maybe in Wales but I'm ...
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Why is Hal Jordan considered an idiot and when did such a depiction begin?

I'm not the deepest DC comics reader, but I read a few growing up in the 70's and 80's. Also, watching most seasons of the Superfriends cartoon at the time, I got the impression that Hal Jordan (Green ...
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Comic: Astronaut trying to escape from alien planet

I remember reading a comic story in the early seventies which told the story of a stranded astronaut and his desperate attempts to escape from an alien planet and avoid aliens who were pursuing him. ...
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The original Mutant Ninja Turtles Graphic Novels

I remember when I was about 13-14 years old a friend had the original Mutant Ninja Turtles graphic novel. It was much much darker in content and played on the Vigilante theme a lot more. In ...
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Who else has stopped the “Unstoppable” Juggernaut in battle?

Contrary to his moniker, Cain Marko (The Unstoppable Juggernaut)n_has_ been literally "stopped" cold before. True, it's usually by some INHUMANELY POWERFUL beings, but that goes without saying. The ...
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Is Matt Murdock's Daredevil persona still public knowledge in the comics?

This is in the comic continuity, not the TV show, but at one point, Matt Murdock was outed as Daredevil. I know he turned down an invitation to the Avengers because of it, recommending Ronin to serve ...
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What superheroes have worked for the Daily Bugle in the comics?

Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, quite famously worked for the Daily Bugle. However, upon doing research for another question I found out that Carol Danvers, before she was aware that she was Ms Marvel, ...
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How true to the comics is Mysterio's portrayal in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”?

I have a lot of nostalgia around Mysterio based on old Spider-Man games that I used to play, and have always had the impression of him as one of Spider-Man's oldest and most challenging enemies, but I ...
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What was the first retconned superhero origin story?

Inspired by this question. The “Superboy” in that question not only isn’t the “original”, his origin story even as the “new” Superboy has apparently changed multiple times. There was a time when ...
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Did Superboy [Conner Kent] and Batgirl [Cassandra Cain] ever date?

I was checking my scans for some particular information and happened across this: It struck me as new, and oddly intimate. I wasn't even aware Conner knew Cassie. Last I read, connor had died ...
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Is the MCU origin for the "Avengers” name consistent with the comics?

At the end of Captain Marvel, it's suggested that Nick Fury conceived the name for his new crack squad of superheroes from the nickname on the side of Carol Danvers' plane from her US Air Force days: ...
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Comic story where Superman builds a telescope to see Krypton's destruction

Looking for the story-arc where Superman (with the help of some scientists I presume) builds some sort of super-high resolution telescope. He then uses this telescope to see his home planet Krypton's ...
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Does Marvel have a designated gender-swapped universe in the comics?

A Marvel universe, Earth-TRN454, is shown in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man (Earth-12041) where Spider-Man is Spider-Girl (Petra Parker). It is revealed that this universe is gender-swapped ...
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Is there an extended universe to MTV's “Teen Wolf” series?

I was wondering if there were any form of extended Universe for Teen Wolf, much the way Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Smallville were continued post-series in Y.A. books, games and comics?
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Does the Beyonder know about the Beyonder race? If not, why?

Noticed it wasn’t answered in my other Beyonder related question. Does the Beyonder know about the Beyonder race? If not, why?
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Comic with device causing lock-in syndrome

I am looking for a comic (or graphic novel) I read about 8 years ago [*], where one of the characters had a device that induces immediate lock-in syndrome. Towards the end of the story, one of the ...
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What is the connection between the Beyonder race and classic Beyonder?

I’ve read comic books with pre retcon Beyonder, as well as some with the race of Beyonders, and in one, it references there being ‘ a child unit from the secret wars ‘ who was one. They both come from ...
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The Flash (Vol. 2) where Wally West casually fetches the Cosmic Treadmill from the past under his own power?

There's a 2-3 panel sequence during the Wally West era of The Flash (volume 2), when the Flash Family are planning to save the world or something. At the time, Wally is the only Flash who can time ...
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Comic strip: Time traveling schoolboy and Easter Island aliens

This was a weekly two pages in a UK comic in the late 1960's/early 1970's, I can't recall the comic....Victor Hotspur Rover Topper Beezer etc, I read them all. This schoolboy either invented or ...
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Are only the bones in Wolverine's skeleton adamantium?

I was discussing this with a colleague at work, and we couldn't find any definitive answers. Are, for example, the joints in Wolverine still regular ones, or are they covered in adamantium as well? ...
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Graphic novel involving xenoforming of Earth by a malicious intelligence

I purchased this graphic novel from a local Borders during the company shutdown & liquidation. It was leant out, and never returned. I rather enjoyed it, and would like to see if more content by ...
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When was the first time Iron Man incorporated Heads Up Display (HUD) into his suit?

The Iron Man suit, since its first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 in 1963 had the helmet with slots for the eyes; both in the first Iron Man gray suit (Tales of Suspense #39) and the first red ...
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How did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? [closed]

In the comics, how did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? Did they work perfectly when they first started, or did he have to learn how to handle them, perhaps being ...
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Shouldn't the Ninja Turtles have a Radar Sense?

It's heavily implied in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles source material that the canister of mutagen that caused their mutation is the same exact chemical that gave DareDevil his powers. This can be ...
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Does the song “Na na na na Batman!” exist in the DC comic universe/multiverse?

In Batman Vol.7 Issue#.48, the Joker takes everyone at a church wedding hostage and kills them one-by-one. And just a few moments before Batman arrives at the scene, the Joker is seen casually singing ...
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Graphic novel from 2014 or later with a time traveling device

I read this graphic novel two or three year ago at a Barnes and Noble. It was a newer comic—2014 or later, but not much earlier, I believe. It centered around a man who makes a time traveling (...
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In the comics, have any of the Robins called their costume “target attraction” for villains?

In Season 1 Episode 6, "Jason Todd", of the live-action Titans (2018) series, the new Robin (Jason Todd) rescues Dick at Dr. Adamson's apartment. In the conversation between them that followed, Dick ...
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Are there differences between the W.I.T.C.H. books and comics?

I remember reading the W.I.T.C.H. magazines which had comics inside, but I also had big books with comics and little books that had comics parts and novel parts. I would like to know the difference ...
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How does Mantis differ between the movies and comics?

I've just watched a YouTube video that makes the following claims (not going to link because it's not really relevant and probably subjective): There was controversy regarding how the character of ...
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Graphic novel: Soldier woven in barbed wire with something like angels' wings

I have read this graphic novel between 2000 and 2005 in the library. It was an around Din A4 sized hardcover book, but thin. Maybe original France, but I read it in German language. The title could be ...
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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 Green Arrow 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 ...
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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?