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. Use to either identify the media on a [story-identification] question or disambiguate works where the tag covers the comics and its form in other media.

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Physics of Kryptonite -- atomic number, half life, etc.?

How deeply have the comic books gone into what sort of radiation Kryptonite emits, whether it decays, and its useful properties besides injuring Superman. I saw that its atomic number is 126, so it is ...
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Comic Book Identification - many eyed floating alien monsters in underground caverns in the desert

Several years back (nearing ten?) I went over to my local library and read a comic book. I remember it being about some guy way out in the sandy desert (I think a researcher); he stumbles into an ...
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Old, space-themed comic from the '90s or earlier, involving a female character with cat ears and a tail

I remember one of the female characters had cat ears and a tail; I think she was involved with another character romantically. In fact, I think there was some nudity and it might have had a softcore ...
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How did Wolverine get his Adamantium back between X-Men Annual Vol. 1 #11 and 12?

In X-Men Annual Vol. 1 Issue 11 from 1987, Wolverine is regenerated from a drop of his blood. You can see his skeleton on page 37: Click images to enlarge. Which means he hasn't got his Adamantium ...
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X-men comic about a citadel with an "all-powerful" gem

Back when I was a kid I remember reading an X-men comic where they get transported to some sort of citadel in another planet by a villain, in order to retrieve some sort of gem. What I remember about ...
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Children's graphic novel?

Looking for a graphic novel(s), roughly mystery stories targeted at high primary/ low secondary readers. Would have been published by 2007 in english. Art style is not particularly unique - but it is '...
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How big is Ego the Living Planet in his comic form?

I am referring to his form in the comics, not the MCU version. I am referring to his maximum (largest) size. Which exoplanet or planet of our solar system is he comparable to in size at his largest?
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Comic book with time machine inventor murdered by his own assistant

This story was from a comic book I read somewhere around the mid-'60s. It was a normal-sized thin comic book, not one of the thicker "special issue" types. I believe it had several ...
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Do the different personalities of Moon Knight have different religions in the comics?

Marc Spector is Jewish in comics as well as in the new TV series. But Moon Knight has different personalities due to DID. Is there any personality of Moon Knight who is not Jewish by religion in the ...
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Who are all the characters who have called themselves The Wasp?

Who are all the characters who've used the super hero persona of 'The Wasp' in the 616 version of the comics? From what I can see on marvel.fandom.com, this was just Janet Van Dyne, and her step-...
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Comic about fighting space pirates which involves abducting a soldier from world war 1 or 2

When I was a kid in the early 90s, Latvia had just regained independence from the USSR and was trying to get on its feet. Western things were few and far between and were highly praised. During this ...
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What are the "markers" in Marauders #20

I just finished Marauders #20. In this issue, Marauders try to guess how many knives Storm wears. All participants will owed a "marker" to the winner. What is a marker in this context ?
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Where was Alfred Pennyworth following the events of No Man's Land?

I've been reading the "New Gotham" stories that follow up after No Man's Land, and I noticed that Alfred is nowhere to be seen. He was present during the events of NML, and could be seen ...
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When did Cyclops die (X-men 2021)

In X-Men (2021) #6 it is mentioned that Cyclops can not go out in public due to recently being seen dying in public. But when I read X-Men #5 he seemed alive and well. Is this referencing a death ...
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Comic book - Man inherits a property (a church?) inhabited by monsters, falls in love with a water monster

I don't remember exactly when I read this, but it was probably at least in college, and before I met my wife, which places it somewhere between 2000-2010. The protagonist is a caucasian adult male who,...
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Superman given a stroke -- how could this happen? [closed]

Looking at Manchester Black's Wikipedia page, I see that via telekinesis he gave Superman a stroke. I assert that, while bathed by a yellow Sun, Superman could not suffer ill effects even from ...
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Looking for a Star Wars comic where a Jedi in hiding encounters Vader who coerces him to join the Dark Side by threatening civilians

This was a Star Wars comic where a Jedi in hiding encounters Vader. One scene I remember is where a ship full of civilians is trying to escape from the Empire. Vader encounters the Jedi and tells him ...
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'80s comic book featuring a homicidal pink fairy

I would like some help identifying a comic book that I read many years ago, and which I've been curious about ever since. See, in 1988 I was in the hospital, and being 11 at the time, I spent some ...
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Comic where an astronaut who had been a butterfly collector on earth was later chased by giant alien butterfly-like creatures

I read a comic in the mid 80s (maybe a reprint?) where an astronaut who had been a butterfly collector on Earth was later chased by giant alien butterfly-like creatures with nets on another planet. ...
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What is Flip's ethnicity?

In the Little Nemo comic strip written by Winsor McCay (and the famous animated film written by Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Yutaka Fujioka, Chris Columbus, and Richard Outten, and directed by ...
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Healing vial used by Batman

Near the end of the movie The Batman and while fighting with some villains. It is not addressed in the movie, but what do we know from comics about it?
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UK comic strip from the late 70's. A girl, a crow, & a scarecrow, trapped and about to be served up to a monster's "seedlings"

I vividly recall what I think was the last frame of a comic strip in a UK publication that I read in the late 1970's. The girl protagonist and her 2 companions are tied up and trapped inside ...
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Story with Wolverine? in wheelchair + Beast being cared for by younger mutant on journey

I'm trying to find a story I read a year or so ago. This is what I recall: Wolverine is basically an invalid and confined to a wheelchair, Beast has been damaged and has the mental capacity of a small ...
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Why did the Sinister Six capture Aunt May and Betty Brant?

I'm reading some of the old Spider-Man comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. I read the issue about the Sinister Six, when Dr Octopus captures Aunt May and Betty Brant. These are two of the closest ...
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Has there ever been a "Robin Signal" in the style of the Bat Signal?

We are familiar with the Bat Signal, a searchlight with a bat template, projecting a bat onto the clouds to summon Batman. Has Robin (or anyone!) ever been honoured with their own signal? Specifically ...
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Comic where someone's shadow is cut away

This recent question stirred a vague memory. I'm sure it is a different work to the one in the linked thread. It was a comic, not prose. Basically, I have an image of someone cutting away someone's ...
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1980's SF graphic novel on a space station with aliens, pills as currencies, and weapons that suffocate people with airtight skins

I'm looking for a science fiction graphic novel made in the 1980's, (possibly French in origin but translated into English). It's about a space station that's a massive conglomeration of different ...
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Which issue of which Spider-Man series had Spidey fighting a villain in a white costume with black spots?

I remember reading an issue of a Spider-Man series that had Spidey fighting a villain in a white costume with black spots. The spots were actually a kind of portal, which meant that the villain couldn'...
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Was Dan Dare able to find his dad?

For years, since I was a kid, I was only able to read a compilation of Dan Dare stories that were translated into French. In this book, the last story is about Dan being abducted by someone who built ...
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What is the story containing the "incursion zone" event from Ms. Marvel (2014) #17

I just finished the 2014 Ms. Marvel series. In issue #17, Captain Marvel tells Kamala that the strange, red planet-like thing in the sky of Manhattan is an "incursion zone", and, in the ...
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In which comic did Spider-Man remove his mask to a little girl?

I'm looking for a comic where Spider-Man removes his mask to smile at a little girl. The art is realistic. Seemed pretty much like a panel from Alex Ross. The girl in this snippet says something to ...
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How did Wonder Woman get Carter's mace back?

In Dark Nights: Metal #5 Batman Who Laughs shoots Wonder Woman with an eighth metal bullet, takes the ninth metal mace, part of the ninth metal they were after, and teleports away leaving Wonder Woman ...
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Comic: a frontiersman and his Mexican sidekick fight a sect of Aztec mummies

Comic book, possibly American, from the early 1970s, in black and white. A Davy-Crocket-style frontiersman whose weapon of choice is an axe, has a Mexican sidekick with certain similarities to Sancho ...
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Alien on earth with family attacked by humans

I'm looking for a comic about an alien on earth that is attacked by humans. Some plot points that I (believe to) remember: Alien is living with his family. I think wife and one child. He leaves home ...
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Violent sci-fi comic 90s/00s (might be French) with warrior types on a desert planet

I'm looking for a comic which I read at the end of the 1990s, maybe early 2000s. It was a rather recent comic back then. I grew up in Belgium, so not sure if it was in English or French (or translated ...
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Whatever did happen to Jabba the “Hut”?

From Marvel Comics’ web article, “Star Wars: The Unexpected Story of the Wrong Jabba the Hutt” Yes, that’s the way it was spelled in the issue (whether a Marvel mistake or the Star Wars gang still ...
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By the Immortal Gods of the Sith! Was Darth Vader being literal?

In “The Final Chapter,” Marvel Comics’ adaptation of Star Wars (1977), issue no. 6, we are given the scene during the final Death Star trench run: The film gives an abbreviated version of Darth Vader’...
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When is the "Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey" mini-series set, in relation to the mainline Superman books?

In April-through-June of 1994, DC Comics published the three-part Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey mini-series, featuring the first rematch between the titular characters, since their initial conflict ...
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What assistive technology exists for visually impaired comic book reading?

I'm planning on writing guidance for alt text for images of comic book pages, maybe here, maybe on Twitter, maybe elsewhere. Then I realized merely listing the comic book and issue in the alt text ...
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When did Dr. Carolyn Trainer start calling herself Lady Octopus?

Dr. Carolyn Trainer, Dr. Octavius' prodigy, first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #405. But I can't find a reference for the issue where she takes on her own name — Lady Octopus. I've checked her ...
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In the comics is Spider-Man special in that there is always a different version of him across realities?

I'm only asking about the comics, but I distinctly remember from watching Spider-Man: The Animated Series growing up, that Spider-Man was somehow special in that there were alternate versions ...
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Which Jean Giraud book is containing those organic wall Moebius textures?

Which Jean Giraud book is containing those organic wall Moebius textures?
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Looking for the Justice League (?) comic book that has the cover page mentioning the Coronavirus (?)

In one of the late 2018 episodes of The Big Bang Theory (Season 12, Episode 12), when Raj gets a call from his dad, there are some comics on his table one of which had the title "The Coronav___&...
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What was the extent of Howard Stark's involvement in the Manhattan Project?

In Iron Man (2008), Tony Stark says that his father, Howard, worked on the Manhattan Project. TONY STARK: My old man had a philosophy: "Peace means having a bigger stick than the other guy."...
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LF Thor story involving (Banner green) Hulk and (traditional male adult) Loki?

Reference this question for context. I recall there was a comic book story involving Thor, Loki, and the Bruce Banner green Incredible Hulk, probably circa early 2000’s. The story was likely in an ...
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Marvel comics: pink alien villain (character ID)

A pink-colored villain, female, I believe, of an alien species with a small body but a very large head, and the ability to shoot some sort of electric blast out of the center of her forehead, as well ...
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Comic with a symbiotic spaceman who meets a robot inhabited by Hitler's brain

A comic book probably of European origin from the late 1970s or early 1980s. The symbiote is a man with a small limpet-shaped node onto his cerebral cortex. This node is sentient and communicates with ...
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Why is Uatu the Watcher the only one concerned about the Multiverse? [closed]

In What If...?, in the finale, Uatu the Watcher is the only one concerned about the multi-universe when Why is Uatu the only one concerned about or who wants to save the multiverse? Why don't other ...
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Is there a canon source from the 1980s covering the death of Matt Tracker's brother from the MASK franchise

Many modern fan sites covering the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (MASK) franchise say that Matt Tracker and Miles Mayhem were originally partners, but that they split up to form MASK and Venom ...
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Superman poisons his son with kryptonite to make him "normal" after son was enhanced by mad scientists

About 55 years ago, I recall a comic book in which Superman's son is genetically enhanced by a mad scientist or something and becomes super-intelligent and a villain. The story ends with Superman ...
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