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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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Are Americans overwhelmed by comics (Captain America, X-Men,…) and Hollywood? [on hold]

I believe that virtual world is rising. On the other side, literature, romance, reading, learning, sciences, maths, ... things of importance might be interests. Virtual world replaces the reality. ...
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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 ...
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Pre-1993 comic in which Wolverine's claws were turned to rubber?

I remember many years ago reading a comic in which a one-appearance (or at any rate, obscure) character with transmutation powers turns Wolverine's claws to wobbly rubber. Wolverine, who had been in ...
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Why doesn't Mjolnir give Captain America Thor-like armor?

Throughout Marvel's comic history, many characters have lifted Mjolnir, and most appear to gain some Thor-like armor when they do. Cases in point: Storm (yes, I know this image is technically ...
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Superman comic where he fights a progressively stronger alien creature

In which comic issue does Superman fight an alien creature with greyish-mud coloured skin that progressively grows stronger the longer it remains on Earth? The creature was very strong, making ...
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Superman watches as the Earth is disassembled by aliens

The Earth is being disassembled by aliens, and even Superman can't stop them. The aliens' ships mark ground with long red lines before cutting, and the pieces are taken away, no one knows where. No ...
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Who do these wigs belong to?

In issue #7 of the Image Comics series Man-Eaters, we get the following splash page with various hairstyles of iconic female pop-culture heroines: The numbers were added by me for easier ...
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Has Iron Man ever had a suit without flight, and if so, how effective was it?

In the movies and cartoons (and presumably the comics), one of the major advantages Iron Man has is flight. Most superheroes have it, actually. Even the Mark 1 prototype (in the movie) has a limited ...
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What happens to a speedster's diet when a power dampener is used on them?

As it's been mentioned on numerous occasions in The Flash (2014) TV series and also sometimes in the Justice League: Animated series, a speedster needs to consume an insane amount of food just to stay ...
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Does the transformation into Shazam help heal Billy's injuries?

When an injured Billy Batson transforms into Shazam, it is obvious that Shazam no longer has those injuries. However, when he reverts to Billy Batson, are those injuries healed? I welcome all answers ...
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Batman/Clayface story about a death cult made of teenage horror fans

I'm trying to find the Batman comic that centered around Clayface and a death cult made up of teenage horror fans. Anyone know the story, and/or what the comic was, or the number of the comic, if it ...
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What material are Infinity Stones made of?

As for the MCU, the story goes (explained in full in an exposition-heavy scene in Guardians of the Galaxy) that six entities existed before the universe even came into being (try getting your head ...
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Identify 80s or 90s comics with ripped creatures (not dwarves)

It was a comicbook series about fantasy creatures published in the 80s or 90s definitely not online since I was a kid and Internet didn't existed to me. The graphic style was European (bande dessinée) ...
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Which Marvel character has the most alternate versions?

Most Marvel characters have at least one, but many popular characters have many more. Who has the most named alternative versions,named, preferably.
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What's the first appearance of DC's Red Tool?

My lady is recently a Harley Quinn fan, and she has been telling me about one of her favourite characters in the Harley rebirth series she is reading, Red Tool. I wanted to get her a copy of his first ...
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Is the Joker left-handed?

In the recently released trailer for Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, we see Arthur Fleck from his pre-Joker Times scribbling some “jokes” in his book. During the scene (photo below), he’s writing with ...
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70s (?) Superman adventure in a world where everyone dresses like Superman

Of course, I'm asking about a comic book, I think from about 1970. In this comic Superman has an adventure in a world where everyone dresses like himself. I think I remember that it also involved a ...
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Are there groups of good Skrulls? [duplicate]

This is a question about the comics - as it relates to the Captain Marvel 2019 movie. My understanding of the Marvel comic history (which is admittedly limited) is that Skrulls are evil conquerors. ...
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How to determine printing edition of Robert Crumb's The People's Comics?

I have a copy of Robert Crumb's The People's Comics. On the inside of cover at the bottom of the page it reads: THE PEOPLE'S COMICS. Copyright (c) 1972 by R. Crumb. Published by Kitchen Sink ...
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Doomed, ultrapowerful character from the Marvel comic book “The Defenders” late 70's era

Plot Details/Summary The character was part of a multiple issue story arc of The Defenders. The character in question was a young male, probably a teenager. I'm a little fuzzy on his exact power(s), ...
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Marvel Comics villain from the 60s/70s who was essentially a walking chemistry set?

Plot Details/Summary The villain in question was notable for having a supply of chemicals on his costume. I seem to recall several large test tubes in several rows on the chest of his costume. I ...
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Comic-book: Kids find a dead female superhero in the woods

It was an early 2000s comic book, most surely from the USA. I think it was the first number in a series. Four high school boys and girls find the body of a female superhero in the woods. Most of the ...
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What became of the “become a marvel superhero” contest ads in the '90s?

I vaguely recall that at some point in the 1990s, there were ads published in various Marvel comic titles, for a contest with some sort of promise to make the winner into a Marvel superhero -- ...
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Are Skrulls always evil in Marvel Comics?

It is my understanding that in Marvel Comics, Skrulls are considered evil. For instance, in The Skrull Invasion, the Skrulls are the bad guys kidnapping people and such. I thought the Skrulls were ...
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Comic book with a crossbow that fired a 'bolt' that unfolds mid-air into a horizontal sword/knife-like projectile

When I was younger (8 to 14 years ago, roughly) I read a comic book that I distinctly remember one thing from: a particular weapon. It was a crossbow that fired a 'bolt' that unfolds mid-air into a ...
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Why aren't there more Gauls like Obelix?

Given that the effects of Getafix's potion are permanent on Obelix since he fell in it as a child, why didn't the Gauls throw all of their children in the potion? By doing so, in about 15 years they ...
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Is Thanos' desire to destroy half of the Universe true to the comic books?

Is Thanos' destruction of half of everyone in the Universe based on any comic book issue or is this a new idea in the Infinity War movie? This question seems to imply yes. It was elegantly presented ...
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Comic about a woman that turns invisible after falling into a pool

As a kid (90s), I read some comics about a woman who was an explorer of some sorts. In one of them, she falls into a lava/magic pool that renders her invisible (she also becomes worshipped by a tribe ...
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In the comics did Thanos “kill” just sentient beings or all creatures with the snap?

In the trailer for Avengers: Endgame Black Widow states that: Thanos did what he planned to do, killed half of all living creatures in the universe. Now that line suggests that this was not just ...
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Short comic series with body hopping character

I am looking for a short comic series which involved one (or two) characters who can body hop around. I think I remember the two main characters being a a boy and a girl. And there was a scene where ...
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Who else is Hob Gadling referring to?

In the Dolls House part 4 'Men of Good Fortune', in the Nineteenth Century Hob Gadling refers to 2 other people who cannot die. One of these is Mad Hettie, (I am assuming), a fictional character ...
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Does the Question have a code against killing?

I am a new fan to the Question and I have a query. Does the Question have a code (like Batman) against killing, or does he believe it's OK as long as it's justified (like Rorschach)?
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Donald Duck comic book with giant shark

I seek help identifying a circa 1960 Disney comic book in English, where Donald Duck goes down in a diving bell. A seemingly megaladon-sized shark attacks the bell, and the diving bell falls to the ...
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In Marvel Comics, what material is the Infinity Gauntlet itself made out of?

The Infinity Gauntlet is the way that Thanos and others have wielded the six Infinity Stones. In comics, it looks like this: In the comics universe (not the Marvel Cinematic Universe), what material ...
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Comic about an alien who crashes in a junkyard

An alien who has stolen something valuable from a creepy black and white lady (also an alien) crashes on Earth. He has a pet that looks like a black and white fox-like creature with no mouth. The ...
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Comic where a robot “takes apart” a man's body while he's alive

I remember seeing a comic book in the early 90's (was it based on a movie like Creepshow or Tales From the Crypt?) where a man (possibly a scientist) finds a cute little robot and, out of curiosity, ...
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90's graphic novel, contains elves addicted to magic/dreaming

I've for some time now been trying to track down a graphic novel published most likely in the 90's as I read it in the mid to late nighties in my school library. From what I remember, the main ...
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Previously benevolent space-faring dinosaurs become hostile with a sudden discovery

I think it is a graphic novel, but I can't remember. Earth makes contact with space-faring travelers, and they are dinosaur-ish creatures. The first contact is peaceful and benevolent until they ...
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Do other Earths think of themselves as the “Prime Earth”?

In DC Comics continuity, there is currently a pretty big multiverse. In it, the main earth is Prime Earth. There are a lot of them, like Earth-23 with a black Superman as the president of the United ...
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Late '70s / early '80s Comic With Lizard and Woman in Wasteland?

I'm asking for help in tracking down what issue of which comic this one-off story is in. To the best of my memory: I'm pretty sure the story appeared in an anthology, and this was a one-off, but I ...