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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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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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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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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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80's DC comic about the “cycle of human existence”

This particular comic was written in the honor/memory of a woman who was leaving DC comics. I read it in the mid-80's so it can't be newer than that. It was about the history of humans but (if I ...
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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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Comic strip about a human dressing as a robot and trying to infiltrate

A couple of days ago I came across this comic strip. It's about an alternate world where a human dresses up like a bot and tries to infiltrate a bot community or something, then he is blocked by a ...
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Comic about bipedal reptiles, man who hears voice in head

I read this comic a few years back. The civilization in it is similar to that of the Dark Ages but with bipedal reptiles who oppress mankind. The main character fights them with guidance of a woman ...
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In the DC Comics Universe, What Happens to Earthlings Under a Red Sun?

I know in the earliest versions of Superman, his powers weren't from the yellow sun, but that was changed and, in general (at least as I understand it), Superman's powers are because he was native to ...
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What are these uniforms/artifacts collected by Red Skull in the “Old Man Logan” storyline?

Following up to my previous question (here), I was able to identify most of the trophies collected by the Red Skull from the fallen heroes. I am not able to place the Book/Box with a "D" on it (...
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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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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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Has Batman ever fought Superman (and won) in the mainstream continuity?

I'm aware of only two times that Batman has defeated Superman in a fight: The Dark Knight Returns (Which is an alternate universe). Batman: Hush (Where Supes was under Poison Ivy's mind control). ...
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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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In the comics, who made Daredevil's costume?

In an episode of the Netflix Daredevil TV series, we find out Daredevil commissions a suit from Which led me to wonder if a similar character developed Daredevil's outfit, or if Matt Murdock himself ...
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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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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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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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Can Matt Murdock feel radiation pressure?

I was singing in the shower holding a near empty bottle of shampoo when I felt the vibrations on the bottle. Having a dumb moment I thought to myself "If only Daredevil could see vibrations, then it ...
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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 any other Indian superheroes in the Marvel universe?

I know Dinesh Deol aka Grid who is an inhuman. Are there any other Indian superheroes on ONGOING series?
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Religion in the Marvel universe?

With Thor referred to as a god in the Marvel universe, do modern day religions get any references in the Marvel universe, e.g. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc?
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Identify black and white comedy/horror comic from 90s: Students being killed on campus

Intrepid female reporter and hapless male photographer side-kick investigate mysterious goings on at college campus. A mysterious figure is murdering students (the killer wants the pituitary gland ...
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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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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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What is the TV show in “Transmetropolitan” about inventing drugs before they're banned by the government?

The first time I read through Ellis' amazing "Transmetropolitan", I ran across a quick throwaway sequence about a fictional TV show in which the hosts invent new recreational drugs, which would then ...
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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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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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Sci-fi horror comic book about a man who's brain was placed inside of a robot body to save him

I read this old sci-fi horror comic at least 25-35 years ago - not being able to remember the title has been driving me crazy for months. Here's what I remember of the story: A man's brain has been ...
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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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Has Deadshot ever unwillingly missed?

Deadshot (a.k.a Floyd Lawton) is the best marksman and hired assassin in the DC universe. He is often known to boast on his skills of never missing a target. His ability to anticipate the opponent's ...
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Who are the Avengers avenging?

When you name your group "The Avengers" presumably you are avenging something (or someone) right?
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Teen girl refuses to wear skimpy superhero costume. Probably a 90's X-Men comic

I'm struggling to locate a comic panel in which a teen girl in casual clothes is being offered her choice of superhero costumes by an older teen girl. She's appalled by the first choice (some sort of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How have Superman comics dealt with the Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex problem?

When I was a teen and Superman II came out, when Superman realized he and Lois were in love, he de-supered himself in the Fortress of Solitude so he could be with Lois. Right after he emerged from ...
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What happened to Doctor Octopus?

I'm used to Doctor Octopus looking like this: Except in the most recent comic I've seen featuring him, he appears more disfigured, with a breathing mask and tubes: I realise that he was diagnosed ...
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How does Peter Parker get to school?

After getting bitten by the radioactive spider, does Peter still ride the bus to school, or does he start web-slinging to get there? Is this ever established in the comics? (While I am interested in ...
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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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When was Bruce Banner woken up?

I have recently read World War Hulk and in the ending; Then I read about a "new" (new to me, apparently he has been around for some time) character: the Red Hulk. According to this timeline (at the ...
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Who funds the Teen Titans?

Where does the money for the Teen Titans come from. Who built and pays for the tower? I know Robin on the team has access to a lot of money.
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Is there a reading order for Grimm Fairy Tales - Age of Darkness?

I've searched the net but I can't find the order for this one. It seems like a crossover but maybe it isn't. Can someone tell me the right order to read these? Any help is appreciated.