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Is there a guide to the publication history of the X-Men?

I mean, there's a Wikipedia article entitled "Publication history of X-men comics," but it's vastly incomplete. I'm looking for a TOTAL map showing every single strain of comics released by Marvel ...
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Astronauts on Europa (moon), time-shift future, gravity, intelligent computer, Aries, 1960s?

I'm looking for the title and artists of a comic about some astronauts (around five I think) doing research/archaeology on (I think) Europa (Jupiter's moon). They're working when one or more of them ...
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Spanish-language comic book story about time-traveling Jewish kids becoming the legendary Adam and Eve?

Around 1992 or 1993, I borrowed a comic-book-format magazine from someone. It was a pretty thick publication (well over 100 pages, I'm thinking; maybe over 200?) and was printed in Spanish. I think I ...
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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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Two towns separated by wall: humans one side, monsters other

I'm not sure if this is a book or comic book, but it's about a human city separated by a massive wall from a "monster" city (giant beasts, liches, goblins, witches, etc). It's futuristic and fantasy ...
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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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Comic that ends with two sisters fighting sea monsters on a ship in a stormy sea

For the past few weeks, I have been trying to search for a comic book that I read ages ago (maybe around 2012) but I can't seem to remember the title. I been searching the internet, going through ...
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Comic book about ninjas with liquid masks

It's been quite a while since I read this so everything is very hazy. This comic must have been from late eighties/early nineties. There were ninjas involved and they had masks that appeared to slide ...
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Did Einstein ever lead the Kents to Kal-El in the comics?

In the Elliot S. Maggin novel Superman: Last Son of Krypton, an aging Albert Einstein was contacted by a drone that preceded baby Kal-El's ship to Earth. The drone spoke in Jor-El's voice, told ...
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A Story about humanity in a deadlocked nuclear war

Can't remember all of the details, but it was a comic book story about Earth in a future war having reached a stalemate and there was a time machine involved. I vividly recall the ending, which had a ...
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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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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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“Old” comic book - Batglare leaves new Justice Leaguer speechless

I was reading issue #60 of Injustice 2, and Booster Gold made quite a point about Batman: BOOSTER GOLD: Oh God! That guy. You know what? Bats claims he has no powers, but that's @#$%. His ...
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What is the name and author of this old Journey to the West comic book (Image in the post)?

I've tried to search for this old comic book about Journey to The West that I read when I was a kid. Below are some images of this old Journey to the West comic book that I found in Vietnamese. I ...
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Indian comic book about a guy who tries to become immortal but ends up as a living skeleton

I remember reading an Indian comic in the 90s about a guy who wants to become immortal but he might be a nice guy from start. He goes to a Himalaya-like place to meet a monk who taught him a mantra to ...
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Why does Lily's name (and gender) change?

In Providence (by Moore and Burrow), the name of Black's lover changes, in the final pages of his diary, from Lilly to Lily and he refers to them as a she rather than a he. I read these in Italian so ...
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Please help identify late 1970's Cthulhu Mythos Sci Fi comic

I'm trying to find some info on a story which was part of a comic that I bought in the late 1970's. I cannot remember the title of the comic, the story or anything about the artist. But I vividly ...
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Looking for a specific Twilight Zone-style comic storyline - Wealthiest man in the world, global ecological disaster, cryogenically frozen

I remember reading a comic book in a flea market, about thirty years ago (meaning I read it in the mid-1980s, though the comic book was likely dated from the early 1970s to the early 1980s), that had ...
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Has the “Hellblazer” Constantine ever met Lucifer?

In the 2005 "Constantine" movie the main character in the climax of the has a small tête–à–tête with the Devil- aka Lucifer Morningstar. But in the Vertigo comic book universe, Lucifer has quit the ...
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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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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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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. A hero similar to Superman but in a red suit, and another guy ...
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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 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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Astronaut turned into robot

I recall reading a story in a comic book in the 1970s (although it could have been older - it was in my uncle's collection). What I can recall is that an astronaut/explorer is converted into a robot ...
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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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Old Mickey Mouse comic with scifi elements

I remember an old comic book from my early childhood (must be around the year 2000) which featured Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, as well as scifi elements. There's one feature that sticks ...
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Can Doctor Strange create a replica of Mjolnir?

After the release of the movie Thor: Ragnarok, I keep seeing a fan theory on the Internet saying that Mjolnir might return in Avengers: Infinity War. The logic: Thor took the Mjolnir to Doctor ...
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Looking for short story about time-traveler coming back from Jupiter to destroy computer that governs humanity

I am looking for a short story comic book about an astronaut who builds an artificial intelligent computer and then goes on a mission to Jupiter. When the astronauts land on one of Jupiter's moons, ...
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Story Identification: A Comic Book from 1970s about a Criminal trapped in Endless series of Rooms

I'm trying to find a comic book story I read in the 1970s. It involved a criminal who kills a guy in, I think, the back room of the guy's store. It might have been a barbershop. For some reason ...
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Was every version of Batman in Ellis' “Planetary” a reference to other comic artists?

The comic book series "Planetary" by Warren Ellis plays directly on the DC multiverse being a retcon device. In the Planetary/Batman crossover, the story rotates between six versions of Batman. As ...
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Horror Comic From the 80's

I've been trying to find this comic for years, it was sold at Fred Meyers in the early 80's. It had a very Bruce Jones style, very dark. Here is what I remember: The plot follows 2 mutant creatures ...
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How is Jackie still alive after another intimate encounter?

In Artifacts #9, Jackie Estacado (current wielder of the Darkness, cursed to die and father the next bearer of the Darkness if he ever gets intimate) sleeps with When it's mentioned that he could die ...
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Is there a significance to the unit number 366117891 in the Marvel A New Hope comic adaptation?

In the 1977 Marvel Star Wars #4 comic, which was part of an adaptation of A New Hope, there is an additional scene after the trash compactor stops where Luke tells C-3PO the unit number so that he can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Comic/Picture book about cartoon-style creatures invading a body, evolving/being eliminated in various areas

I'm trying to identify a picture book I remember reading around 1999, which included a set of cartoonish creatures (diseases?) invading a body. Each page included a different area (starting with the ...
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Hardback 80s UK comic with 2 stories, one sci-fi, one fantasy, ends with a peasant uprising singing about the fight “for freedom”

Trying to find a comic book/graphic novel that I read when I was a kid. Probably came out in the early 80s but possible earlier or a little later, probably by a UK publisher. I believe it had two ...
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Graphic Novel, early 90s, multiple fantasy/scifi stories

I've been trying to identify an English language graphic novel I read in the early 90s, it was in the YA section of the local library, so the content wasn't too 'Heavy Metal'. The first story ...
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What was Bruce Wayne's childhood like?

On the show "Gotham", it seems that Alfred raised Bruce from the time the Waynes were killed, and that he homeschooled Bruce. I don't remember those aspects of Bruce's childhood from the comics. (...
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Why was Wonder Woman's costume updated but then immediately reverted to the old one?

A Wonder Woman costume fan art I posted in chat reminded me of an old question I'd asked here: In what arc or continuity does Wonder Woman's costume have leggings? In Wonder Woman #41 (which is ...
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Looking for a UK (?) comic series, in which giant humanoid barbarians invade earth (from space)

Really sure it's a UK series, don't know if it was originally published in 2000AD and then published as individual issues later? It had airbrushed covers with UFOs and such. the Cover art was cool, ...
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Please identify a comic strip in mid 70's about astronaut who crashes on Mars and rebuilt by them

I remember a short comic strip in the back of (I think) a DC monthly which depicted an astronaut who crashes on Mars (I think) and is tended to and fixed by the Martians. He subsequently is returned ...
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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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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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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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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 ...