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Questions tagged [comics]

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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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Can Marvel's Paige Guthrie (Husk) shapeshift into Mjölnir?

Can Marvel's Paige Guthrie change into Thors Mjölnir? According to Wikipedia: Paige most commonly takes on a Paige-like form in a new material. She can become any solid that she has studied (...
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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 ...
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Graphic novel about exploring a different planet by French/Brazilian writer

I read one volume of this series in the late 2000s. The colours are very clear, with little shading, I believe the name of the novel is a one-word title (something like Nebula or the name of the ...
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In 'I Kill Giants' what did Sophia see?

On the face of it, I Kill Giants is a fairly straightforward 'allegorical tale' about a young girl retreating into a world of fantasy in order to cope with a distressing family emergency. She's ...
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French or Belgian comic book from the 1960s or 1970s. A group of teenagers fight against a snake-man with magical powers

The art style had a "ligne clare" realistic style, Franco-Belgian, similar to Jacques Martin's Alix. The story was set in the Arabian or Sahara desert. One of the boys was blond and fair-skinned. The ...
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Is what the Joker says about world wars in “The Killing Joke” true?

Is what the Joker says in The Killing Joke true? Do you know how many times we've come close to world war three over a flock of geese on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last ...
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What character is this kid with brown hair, a green and turquoise striped T-shirt and purple pants?

Brown hair, striped t-shirt (green and turquoise), purple pants, black and gray shoes. Looks like a kid.
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90s comic about a grim fantasy world with flaming swords

This comic is set in a grim fantasy world and it's about two dudes that have flaming swords. They're sparring and suddenly one notices that he is on fire, running around screaming to the other one ...
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Children's Italian steampunk comic from 1970 with a trip to Mars HG Wells style. Earthlings taught the Martians to play football

This comic was almost certainly Italian and its author had a very Italian name, similar to "Ivo Milazzo", an excellent author of a western comic called Ken Parker. But I'm sure it's not Ivo Milazzo. ...
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Conan-ish fantasy comic from late 80s to early 90s with scantily dressed main characters fighting skeletons in a cave/dungeon

Read a comic from the library back in 1993-1994, probably from the late 80s/early 90s. Short story, colorized, likely anthology format. Story line along the veins of Conan with heroic male ...
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Comic story arc/issue where Deadpool is eaten by zombies and the zombies all turn into Deadpool clones

I vaguely recall the details of a Deadpool comic book issue I read around 4-5 years ago. Here are a few details I remember: Deadpool eats a load of chimichangas during a zombie apocalypse and ...
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Are there any significant original novel series concerning major comicbook superheroes? [closed]

I ask this question because if we think about, for example, the case of Star Trek and Star Wars, there are very significant extended universes including original novels. However, as far as I'm aware,...
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How does the *in-universe* Marvel Comics handle sensitive information like secret identities?

I know that Marvel Comics, the company, exists within the Marvel universe, and that they publish authorized biographical comics about the "real" superheroes that live in that universe. But the comics ...
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Late 50s comic: Lonely or Lost Planet; Earth is under occupation by green aliens wearing menacing helmets

I came here because I again thought of a comic book that I remember from the late 50s. It was about the planet Earth under occupation by alien powers (they were green, as I recall, and they had neat ...
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Are Spiderman's Web Shooters Biological or Artificial? [duplicate]

I am confused. I thought Spiderman's ability to shoot web was through biologically built-in nodules in his wrists due to the mutations that happened when he was bitten by the spider. But then in MCU ...
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Does Peter Parker have a Chemical Engineering degree?

In Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse during Peter reveals that he has a degree in Chemical Engineering. In the Marvel comics, does Peter Parker indeed have a degree in Chemical Engineering?
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What Marvel paperbacks should I read to fully appreciate Toad's Brotherhood of Mutants?

As far as I know, Toad's Brotherhood of Mutants was first introduced in X-Force and included the characters of Blob, Phantazia, Pyro, and Sauron. I was therefore wondering which paperbacks I should ...
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What “Wolverine and the X-Men” collections concern Toad & Husk's relationship?

Trying to find Wolverine and the X-Men paperbacks that deal with the relationship Toad built with Husk, up to the point where he joined the Hellfire Academy with her and Quentin Quire, and where the ...
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Comic where Scrooge McDuck or Donald Duck is facing a chess player that never loses

I'm looking for an old comic with Scrooge McDuck I think, or maybe Donald Duck. I read it in French was I was young (late 80s or beginning of the 90s). He is facing a chess player, some kind of ...
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Graphic novel with pink and white cover, printed in black and white, about a female lead living in a space station, joining a military group/the army

I read a graphic novel whilst working in a library that featured a female lead character, that lives on a space station of some kind that, after humans no longer live on Earth. There was an older ...
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Any significance of “Endgame” in Avengers 4 title according to comics?

Avengers 4 title Avengers: Endgame was a long kept secret and it was said it can spoil the Infinity Wars: But how? How come this title was so big deal? Is this title ...
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In what issue of X-Force did Toad slime Siryn?

I was looking on Quora a few days ago and saw that apparently during the first few issues of X-Force, the writers decided to give Toad the ability to secrete slime from his hands and he used this on ...
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Looking for possible anthology book where one story featured a bird in a diaper and bonnet

It was a book I remember seeing a few pages of when I was young but of which I can't remember more than a few details. There was one story about a little monster girl, whose mom told her that old "if ...
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Are there recent depictions of Al Qaeda and/or ISIS as villains in Marvel Comics (non-movies)?

After the tragedy of 9/11, Marvel had a few very iconic panels such as And Are there recent Marvel depictions (depiction prior to December 1st, 2018), that actually drew and not just mentioned in ...
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What's this serialised comic strip about a girl who discovers everyone around her is a robot?

As a kid in the '80s, I found myself often in doctor's waiting rooms. I devoured most of the comic magazines there. In one of those, I read fragments of a story that I would like to find. The story ...
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Spider-Woman (616) sticks to walls with an adhesive fluid excreted from her pores. Is there a comic-source for this?

According to Comic Vine/Wikipedia, Spider-Woman (616) sticks to walls with a fluid excreted from her pores. Is there a comic-source for this? Other wikis indicate her ability is actually based in ...
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Who is Bruce Wayne's/Batman's heir in the comics?

Bruce Wayne has had many years as Batman and had many side-kicks and different children, but, officially, if both Batman and Bruce Wayne retire to take the sun in Miami... Who could be considered the ...
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Is the similarity between Bane and Venom a coincidence?

It always appeared to me that the DC Comics character Bane and Marvel's Venom show many similarities: both are arch-nemeses for main costumed heroes in their respective comic books, both gain their ...
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2000s (?) black and white comic about a training academy for teens with psychic powers, ranked by “psych level”

The story was set in some sort of sci-fi school or training academy. The characters were somewhere in their teens, and I think the main character was a blonde girl. The characters had some sort of ...
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Kraven the Hunter and his potion

I have been trying to find out more about the potion Kraven uses/used to get his enhanced senses, strength and to suppress his aging, but I've come across conflicting information. 1. Marvel Wiki ...
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Racy and lewd Sci-Fi comic from late 1990's/early 2000's with two girls, fighting?

I remember this comic book from around 2000's. I was too young to actually read it but stared at the cover very often. I don't think this was a series but perhaps a pilot of some sort. The cover had ...
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How many times has Kirkman outright lied in the “Letter Hacks” section of “The Walking Dead” comics?

At the end of each The Walking Dead comic issue is a "Letter Hacks" section, in which the writers (especially Kirkman) reply to fan letters about how they develop the comic, some worldbuilding, what ...