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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Trying to find the comic this page featuring Wonder Woman, the Atom, and Batman was taken from

The artwork looks distinct. Thanks in advance.
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Trying to find the source of this image of Wonder Woman, ensnared amid flames, with a face hovering over her

Trying to find which comic this scan came from. Tried looking into retroactive series and DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman Adventures, but couldn't find it.
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Instagram comic about a boy whose brother disappears then reappears with a shadow monster inside him

Some years ago I followed an artist on instagram that had drew a comic about a boy whose young brother "disappears" while playing hide and seek in a forest. He then reappears but has a kind ...
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Comic book/series about kids who travel different fantasy worlds but end up back in New York

There was a group of kids, and I think they traveled different worlds because they were in a fantasy land but back in New York City by the end. All I remember is that in the end, a blonde girl goes ...
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Did Mickey Mouse ever face off against sky pirates in an official comic?

I recall many years ago reading a Mickey Mouse comic in which Mickey flew an airplane and fought against other characters, such as Pete, in other airplanes. This was not the bootleg black-and-white &...
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What is super-karate in DC comics?

On the Wikipedia page for Karate Kid it says that Karate Kid (Val Armorr) used something called "super-karate" to briefly hold his own against Superboy. The pages for the comic scene are in ...
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Is there a translation for the alien language used on Battleworld?

In Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #4 (Aug, 1984) characters from an undetermined alien planet are introduced, and recur through the remaining issues. A portion of their world had been used to ...
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Comic where Teenage Male gains powers from a dying Alien, takes the form of a tattoo that can be moved around body

I have been searching this for a while with no luck — so forgive the spotty recollection. I am looking for a Western (American?) comic book I read in the '90s as a child. A teenage boy finds a crash ...
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Is Batman Beyond the Farthest Future DC Timeline Established?

In Batman Beyond, as many know, we are introduced to Terry McGinnis, who dons the cowl and takes over as the Dark Knight many decades into the future. Is the Batman Beyond series the furthest ...
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Looking for a graphic novel (Brin-inspired?): investigator who can self clone. Futuristic setting, spacious Modernist interiors

Looking for a graphic novel I read in probably 2016. Don't know when it was published but if I had to guess I would guess mid-2000s to 2010s. The protagonist is an investigator/detective. I think the ...
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Looking for comic where Spider-Man faces a lawsuit over him leaving his webs everywhere

If I am not wrong, the earlier Spider-Man comics had him use only his webs for transportation. Later on though, when he got his Spider-Cycle, he almost abandoned using his webs for transportation ...
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Two children swap places, except one was a dragon

I need help finding this one graphic novel book I believe that had a story from 2 kids perspectives I think they swap places, one was a dragon (I think) the other was human. I do remember a humanoid ...
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Have we ever seen an African-American version of this character in the comics?

In Season 1: Episode 1 of the new CW's show Superman & Lois, we see that an unknown assailant in a mech-suit is trying to kill Superman. The assailant is later revealed to be: Has there been an ...
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Why do the Don Rosa comics frequently have a “story code” containing a date that is one year prior to the “date”?

I found this today: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_comics_by_Don_Rosa Observe the "Date" and "Story code" columns. For example, the one in the very bottom says "...
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Superman comic book with an alien villain who was frozen and dumped in deep space, rather than being executed

I just remembered a Superman comic book that I read, which seemed apropos to a conversation I was having about alternatives to capital punishment. So now I would like to find that issue again. ...
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Why does Donald Duck say this strange line on page three of Don Rosa's “The Dream of a Lifetime”, part two (2002)?

On page three, panel four (first panel of second row), in the second part of The Dream of a Lifetime, English original, Donald shouts toward Bombie the Zombie, but addressing Scrooge: HALP! HE'S ...
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Short comic book story about pets remaining after a human apocalypse occurs

A friend of mine is trying to find an old Hungarian story, here’s how they describe it: “I remember a few characters, three of the main characters were; A white cat with a purple bow/collar, female A ...
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Why did Scrooge accept the $10,000 deal for the Anaconda Copper Mine in Don Rosa's 1993 comic “The Raider of the Copper Hill”?

In the comic, Scrooge discovers that, due to a weird law, he legally owns a big copper ore mining operation just as the price of copper skyrockets. The "owners" say that Scrooge knows that ...
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Where to find a “old” short comic about two friends finding a treasure map

Some years ago, I found on the internet (probably 9gag) a comic about two young friends that found/received a treasure map from an experienced adventurer. They both start to follow the map looking for ...
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Is There Any Further Content on the Starship Enterprise C? [closed]

The Enterprise C gets a brief glimpse to viewers in TNG episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, but that’s it. Is there any additional content out of universe that delves deeper into the history of the ship?...
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Who was the first non-Lantern superhero to wield a Green Lantern ring?

I would like to know of the first instance in the DC Comics when a superhero that was not a designated member of the Lantern Corps wielded a Green Lantern ring. To clarify, by "wielded", I ...
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Dark (mature) female comics character who burns rapists' penises with her heat-based powers

I remember seeing this video on YouTube, I think it was a Top 10 Nerd video where this female character would find rapists and burn their dicks off with her heat-based power. Does anyone know who that ...
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Comic where a baby kills its parents because it wanted to stay in the womb

The story went like this: a baby is going to be born to some couple, and the mother believes the baby is murdering her and tells so to her family doctor, who says nothing. The baby is mad at the mom ...
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Spider-Man comic with him complaining about New York

Looking for a comic with Spider-Man riding in or on a cab or car (holiday theme as well). He's had a terribly stressful day and asks, "God why do you hate New Yorkers?" Late 80s early 90s?
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When was Deadpool first described as “The Merc with a Mouth” in comics?

Specifically, I would like to know whether it was before or after the movie in which he did not have a mouth.
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Comic about a young woman monster hunter

This is going to be a very vague question, but it's bugging me that I can't remember this comic that I liked when I was younger. I only ever read one like volume of it, not a single comic book. I ...
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Flash Gordon comic where they treat Ming for common cold?

I am trying to find a Flash Gordon comic in which the protagonists are forcibly brought somewhere (Mongo?) and have to treat the antagonist (possibly Emperor Ming) for a dreadful illness, which turns ...
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German Comic - Pope Fighting Evil - Papst bekämpft das Böse

I'm trying to find out details of a comic I saw in a shop in Berlin, probably published sometime between the years 2000 - 2005. The Pope is fighting evil, I seem to recall he's fighting a purple (or ...
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Comic from 60's or 70's with a criminal whose mind is put in a war robot

I remember reading a sci fi comic when I was young, early 70's, about a criminal whose sentence was having his mind transferred to a war like robot where he would die infinite deaths but his mind ...
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1960s comic book/graphic novel-type format maybe: Boxer takes too many weight-gain pills and sinks underground?

Off hand, the stupidest story I ever read and why I wondered even then why my mom bought me comic books or I guess slightly thicker sort of graphic novels (but I don't think this was exactly a graphic ...
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What Superman story was it where Lois Lane had to breathe liquids?

Way back in the 1960's I regularly got DC comics and in particular Superman. There was one story where I can only recall a few squares of the comic strip. For some reason something had been done to ...
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Comic/graphic novel series about 4 kids traveling to a parallel world

I’ve been trying to remember the name of a fantasy comic book/graphic novel series that I used to read when I was a kid, around 8 or 9 years old, I was really captivated by it when I first read it, ...
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Did the events of “One More Day” erase Mary Jane's pregnancy from the timeline?

The controversial One More Day storyline from 2008 famously altered Marvel Earth-616 history so that Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson were never married. In the revised timeline, a random mishap ...
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A manga with A weak guy that meets his future strong self and he uses his future self's memory and power to kill the demon kings

I totally don't remember the title, but, I clearly remember the plot. It starts with the guy and a little girl, the girl is the strongest knight and the guy is the weakest person in their village. The ...
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Is the Superman/Aliens crossover canon to Post-Crisis DC comics continuity?

In 1995, DC Comics collaborated with Dark Horse Comics to produce the first, three-part Superman/Aliens crossover, scripted and penciled by long-time Superman comics writer, Dan Jurgens. Are the ...
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Spinoff / Alternate Universe of DC Comics involving mother earth rising up?

I'm looking for a spinoff/alternate universe version of DC comics. I don't remember all the details but I do remember that the big Justice League members (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) are all dead. ...
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When was the last time Superman's 'electro-chemical aura' was mentioned in comics?

When John Byrne started writing Superman comics after the continuity reboot in 1986, he established that Clark's body was surrounded by an invisible 'electro-chemical aura', which prevented any fabric ...
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Has Thor fought with himself from a different timeline?

In Marvel comics, time travel exists, so it is possible for two versions of the same person from different timelines to meet. I would like to know if Thor ever fought another version of himself from a ...
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What is the meaning behind this Foxtrot comic? [closed]

My children were reading my old Foxtrot book and asked me to explain this particular strip and I’m not quite sure of the punch line. My initial assumption is that it’s a reference to a movie but some ...
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Superman comic story where he wears a different costume and has an actor pretend to be him

I vaguely remember this Superman story. It involves Superman being in disguise in a different costume with a helmet I think... while an actor pretending to be Superman wears a ring that allows him to ...
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I'm trying to identify a sci-fi graphic novel set underwater

I haven't read this story in ages, but I recently remembered it and couldn't find it on my bookshelf. I'm not sure if it was originally a graphic novel or a comic series which was reprinted as a trade ...
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Original IP comic based on unused Hulk story, centers around domestic abuse?

I feel like I'm going crazy here. Very possible I dreamed this or something. I remember reading somewhere that there was an alternate version of Bruce Banner's backstory of child abuse, one that got ...
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Which source DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave Frank Springer 1968 white/red-shaded version Repost for Batcave Batman #203) come from?

What is the source of the image below? ("SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE - 1969") Other similar versions of this picture have been published over the years: Batcave Frank Springer Batman #203 (1968)...
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Name of a comic book with protagonist by the name of York (most probably) [duplicate]

I am trying to identify a comic book I came across as a child in the early nineties of the twentieth century. It was most probably coming from an English speaking country, but I know it from a Polish ...
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Trying to find the title to a comic book about an evil Justice League analog taking over the earth

I read a comic book(s) some time after 2010 where there were these god like entities that would travel from planet to planet in some type of spiritual or energy form. They would download (?) into a ...
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Help me identify this science fiction graphic novel involving spacefaring mice/rats that I read in 2013

I have been looking for the name of this sci-fi graphic novel that I read in 2013. I do not remember the name of the novel, only a brief summary of the story. Here it goes: The story is set on board ...
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Has Peter ever shared his secret web formula with the other Spiders?

I'd assume that Spider-Girl (or sometimes also called as Spider-Woman and is the daughter of Peter and MJ Parker) may have received the formula from her dad. However, speaking of the other spiders (...
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In the comics is Blade known to have a particular accent?

In the main Marvel comics continuity (Universe 616), Blade's background is that he was born and raised in Soho London, yet in all the other media (movies, live action TV show, cartoons) I have seen ...
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In the comics, how long has Batman gone without sleeping?

In Justice League: The Animated Series' Season 2 Episode 5-6 (Only a Dream), when Doctor Destiny is taking down all the Justice League members, only Batman and The Manhunter were able to escape his ...

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