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Which Native American character threw a speeding bison onto its back in an old X-Men comic?

I saw this a long time ago, and just remembered it recently. The character in question was a native American; he runs up to a speeding bison, grabs it by the horns (literally) and throws it to the ...
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Why does the Symbiote need a host?

I'm not aware of a time limit to how long the Symbiote can live without bonding with a human, what does it gain from doing so?
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Comics in which a dying Silver Surfer temporarily granted Power Cosmic to humans

I remember reading a comic in which the Silver Surfer temporarily granted Power Cosmic to humans. Here are the details I can recall: Silver Surfer was possibly dying. Power Cosmic looked like it was ...
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Fantasy graphic novel of a medieval world with no adults

It's a fantasy graphic novel I read about five years ago, about a medieval fantasy world that, for some reason, has no more adults, so just kids have to deal with everything. Does anyone have a clue ...
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What was the name of the magical robot from Dr. Strange?

When my father was a teenager in the 60’s, he and his friends loved Dr. Strange more than any other comics. Then one day, Dr. Strange was attacked by some kind of magically powered robot. Issue after ...
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Space traveler infected by spider bite is destroyed by Earths' defenses upon his return

I read this story in an old comic book about a space traveler who lands on a planet of spiders. They invade his spaceship and one of them bites him. He returns to Earth but realizes he is infected. He ...
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Who are these Multiverse Flashes?

The Flash #52 (2018) opens with the panel below (minor spoilers for the Flash War arc). This "council of Flashes" seems to feature the Flashes of different universes. And a different angle right ...
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Does Spider-Man's webbing have a distinctive odour?

As mentioned by numerous contributors on Quora (not to forget his character in the MCU, the animated series etc. etc.), Spider-Man made his own webbing using a bunch of chemicals. Although I was not ...
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70s-80s DC comic in which a demon devours a man in a Superman costume

Could you help me identify a DC comic I read in the early 1980's? I only read a few pages then but as far as I can remember this happen. Superman and another guy are facing a huge demonic creature ...
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What is the highest number a comic book issue ever achieved naturally? [migrated]

Action Comics #1000 was first published in the US earlier this year. I got the impression that this seemed to be an unheard of before milestone. Most likely due to the fact that such a daunting ...
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Is P.O.E.M. India's first superhero team?

Brahmand Rakshak (ब्रह्माण्ड रक्षक) possibly first appeared in 2002 with the comics of same name. And then, there's Protectors of Earth & Mankind (P.O.E.M). It has appeared in dozens of different ...
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Comic book issue, one story is about an alien spaceship landing in medieval Europe, another about a commando stealing a suitcase-portable laser weapon

I remember reading this sometimes back in the 90s I think, there's a slim chance that it could have been early 2000s. There's at least two stories that I recall details of. The first is about an ...
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Is there a depiction of Superman as an Asian?

Along the lines of Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American? Was there ANY depiction of Superman as an Asian in the comics or even elsewhere?
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Comic where some angelic women fights against some terrorist/insurgents?

Okay, so I remember reading this comic (around 2002) where there was this sort of a powerful psychic or angel-like blonde haired women. She was killing people who looked like some sort of insurgents ...
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Comic about a (possibly) mutant soldier with a partner attempting to avoid a sniper/enemy

I was watching Clive Barker's Nightbreed, which stirred a memory I had of a comic I read when I was a child. It seemed to be a compilation issue of a few comics, involving the first bit of Akira, a ...
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Does Damian Wayne ever see his mother again after 'Son of Batman'?

Bruce takes Damian under his wing in 'Son of Batman', and becomes Robin. However, I wanted to know if Damian ever gets to see his mother again? Even in the comics, was there and evidence that Damian ...
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Can Silver Surfer kill Galactus in comics?

In the end of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie, Silver Surfer killed Galactus. I couldn't digest it because it was Galactus who awarded Power Cosmic to Silver Surfer in the first place. ...
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Comic/Bande dessinée about a child who finds a spaceship as tiny as a toy, turns out to be dangerous

I'm looking for a French comic that I 'read' while in France about 25 years ago - I could not read much French at the time, which is why I only have very hazy ideas about the plot. Protagonist was a ...
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Earliest historical example of “[super]heroes NEVER kill” and when did the prohibition become pervasive and accepted?

Today, it's often taken for granted or as a truism that heroes don't kill (despite plenty of evidence historically and in fiction to the contrary). In fact, it is often taken to the extreme that the ...
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Comic about a space shuttle carrying the crew through space dragons

I could only read the climax of a comic novel which was published in a magazine. The ending was as follows: The hero and and his crew are sailing in a space shuttle. The hero, who looks like a cyborg ...
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Identify a comic where Scrooge McDuck uses a substance to convert liquids into gel like solids

I'm trying to find an Uncle Scrooge story where he has some substance that converts liquids into a gel-like solids and at the same time reduces their volume significantly. He uses one drop of this ...
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What is the difference between the X-Men and the Inhumans? [duplicate]

As I understand it, both the X-Men and the Inhumans receive their powers due to their innate genetics (as opposed to supers that got it from an external source, like Spider-Man who got it from a ...
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What are the differences between the hardcover versions of V for Vendetta?

DC is publishing a new hardcover version of V for Vendetta, called the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. From the description on the DC website it is difficult to know if this version is similar, adds ...
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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 ...