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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Comic book with color coded realms

At least 15 years ago, I read a comic book about a hero from our world being summoned to a magical realm (it might have been a different planet). The magical realm is divided by colors: red, blue, ...
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Is Steve Rogers a well-known soccer fan?

This was inspired by this question on Steve Roger's list of things to watch. There are a few versions of the list, to please fans in different countries with cultural items from their country. Some ...
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Comic book story about a Lion tamer who is injured then trains a gorilla

The story is about a circus lion tamer who is injured during a performance and told he can never train again but ends up training a gorilla who in a disguise trains lions. Not sure if it was in a DC ...
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What was the reason for Tony Stark's odd behavior at the UN Assembly?

In the Marvel story arc "Avengers: Disassembled", Tony Stark was addressing the UN when he suddenly began to focus on the delegate from Latveria. Afterwards, he began sweating profusely and verbally ...
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What does the Spider-man symbol on 1980's comic covers mean?

I've noticed a Spider-man symbol on several of my Marvel comics from the 80's. Any ideas on what it could mean?
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Does the death penalty exist in comics? [closed]

This question is about comics in general, but is focused on Marvel and DC since I know only those two universes. Hence, "comics" in this question refers to those two universes. Everyone knows (...
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When did Batman become a vampire?

I remember a long time ago (in the 80's), my Batman comics took a cool turn... he turned into a vampire. This story ran for a while, but I can't find any info on it. I see there were a few other ...
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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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Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)? [closed]

Iron Man's suits displays a wide array of advanced technologies: super-durability amazing artificial intelligence, virtually unlimited energy via the ARC reactors, and repulsor technology The ...
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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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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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Why was Rorschach willing to forgive The Comedian's “moral lapse” with Sally Jupiter?

I do not have the book with me now so I cannot get the direct quote but when Laurie Juspeczyk confirms that The Comedian sexually assaulted Sally Jupiter, Rorschach dismisses the incident saying that ...
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Are all Kryptonian objects “super” under a yellow sun?

Superman's original cape made from his swaddling blanket is indestructible. Are other Kryptonian artifacts, materials, substances or products of similar super durability? Or, are only certain ...
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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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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 is the significance of Tales of the Black Freighter?

Alan Moore and David Gibbon's classic graphic novel masterpiece Watchmen contains an incidental character who, over the course of several parts of the series, is seen reading a comic entitled "Tales ...
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Does it matter in which space the Stones are placed?

In Avengers: Infinity War I realize the MCU and comics are different but in the comics is it important which Stone goes in which slot and the order they are placed there?
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Why Are There So Many Double Initials in Comic Books?

Not being a comics expert, I can't be sure, but I think this applies mostly to Marvel comics. Why do so many characters have double initials? There's Pepper Potts, Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Peter ...
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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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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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Comic where multiple Supergirls flew in a line

A few years ago, I read a DC comic that had a multiverse in it and there was a scene that had a whole bunch (four or five) of Supergirls flying in a line formation like the jets at the beginning of ...
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Which American-made science fiction or fantasy comic book was the first to be translated into a foreign language and marketed abroad?

Which American-made science fiction or fantasy comic book was the first to be translated into a foreign language and marketed abroad? What language was it translated into, and what country was it ...
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Did Superman Ever Meet His Parents or See What Krypton was Really Like?

I know that Kara and Jor-El died when Krypton blew up, but in at least one version of Superman (the movie, Superman, from the 1970s or early 1980s), Superman did manage a form of time travel. Did ...
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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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Why so many pancakes, Deadpool?

So Deadpool seriously likes pancakes, but does he have any reason to make these? Is he eating them, feeding them to someone?
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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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Green Lantern story with a Lantern who only has 60 seconds left on the ring…and no way to recharge it

I am looking for a Green Lantern story from the Bronze Age of comics to the early Modern Age (circa 1975 to 2000); a wide swath I know, but this particular story had an unusual Green Lantern. I don'...
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Do Loki's illusions fool the sense of smell?

Loki has the ability to create illusions, most commonly copies of himself, that are visually indistinguishable from the original. However, if you try to touch them (or tackle them), you'll find that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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is Psylocke's Psi Blade visible to others?

In either 616 or Ultimate universe, is Psylocke's psionic blade visible to normal people? Since it's psychic energy, I've always just guessed it was only visible to those with physic preys Powers, ...
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Is there an alternate reality/universe female version of Thanos?

I recently came across some Thanos fan-art depicting the mad-Titan as a female (image below). This got me thinking, is there an alternate version of Thanos who is female?
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Graphic novel with a man hallucinating with eyes floating out of his mouth

I read a graphic novel once which I can only vaguely remember now. The main character was a man who was somehow connected to this other world (I can't remember if it was real or fantasy) and I do ...
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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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Is the Vertigo (especially post-“Lucifer”) continuity now completely separated from DC comics?

I've been browsing through comic-related Wikipedia and Wikias, laughing at their inaccuracies and all, and noticed that Lucifer, as in the Morningstar, makes an appearance in the New 52 DC comics. ...
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How do Atlanteans communicate underwater?

We have seen Atlanteans in both Marvel comics and DC. Beings who can live and breathe under water as well as on land, their physiology has been shown to be very different from humans. Sticking my ...
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What comic books exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

A recent reminiscence of Captain America: The First Avenger made me stop and think about a very meta question. During this sequence showing Captain America playing stage shows as propaganda to sell ...
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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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Mid-80s comic that resembled French comics with a character likely named “Rodion”

I only remember fragments of this comic, of which I think I only read a single issue in the mid-80s when I was around 12-14 years old. I read it in Sweden and it was translated into Swedish. The main ...
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Comics series, where the protagonist is a blind warrior on a medieval world (some glacial terrain)

The protagonist is a male blind warrior, has one sword and is really good at fighting. I don't remember if he has some special power or something like this... The history is set in a medieval world ...
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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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What are the best comic books to get introduced to Top Cow Witchblade/Artifact series?

I would like to start getting into Top Cow comics' Witchblade/Artifact series. What would be a good approach to start reading these series? My only familiarity with that universe is: The TV series "...
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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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Who was the first “Super Hero” without any super powers to be published in the comics or newspapers?

Despite this description there are quite a few "Super Heroes" without "super" powers. There are definately more than the 22 included in the ComicVine link (21 if you remove Captain America), as ...
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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 ...