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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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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Looking for a Star Wars comic where Han carries Leia on his shoulders?

At the beginning of the 1980s, during my high school years, while on the school bus, I remember seeing one of my classmates reading a Star Wars comic. The only thing I remember from that pulp magazine ...
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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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What is Kool-Aid Man?

Besides being an anthropomorphic nearly full pitcher of cherry kool-aid, has there ever been any detailed description of how this pitcher of cherry kool-aid came to be so large, given appendages and ...
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What comic book line does The Amazing Spider-Man hope to follow?

Keen sets up in his answer Is The Amazing Spider-Man part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? that the new movie is a Sony, and as such does not have to fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which ...
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Need attribution of Spider-Man quote-Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option

I need correct attribution of the quote "Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option." Was this only for the movie? Or ...
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Which Issue Did Barry Allen Travel At His Top Speed?

I am trying to find the top speed of each Flash in any continuity. What is the fastest that we have seen Barry Allen travel? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he ...
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Where/How did the Red Skull find Captain America's old shield?

In the comic series Wolverine: Old Man Logan Issue#7, we are introduced to President Red Skull. The issue starts off fifty years in the past (relative to the Old Man Logan's time) where the Red Skull ...
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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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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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Which Matrix related properties are considered 'canon'?

This question was inspired by one of the answers to a Matrix-related question referencing the webcomics. Are the Matrix webcomics (especially "Day In.. Day Out") canon according to Wachowskis or ...
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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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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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Does Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters teach normal school subjects?

The main purpose of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters (and later the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning) seems to be to teach mutants to use their powers. Does the school also teach "normal" ...
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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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Does Damian Wayne ever see his mother again after 'Son of Batman'?

Bruce takes Damian under his wing in 'Son of Batman', and becomes Robin. However, I wanted to know if Damian ever gets to see his mother again? Even in the comics, was there and evidence that Damian ...
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What is the empty box for on this comic cover?

Here is an example from the Lucifer series:
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Was Batman based on The Count of Monte Cristo?

I was just watching "So you haven't read" for Alexandre Dumas' "Count of Monte Cristo" (a bit ironic since not only have I read it, I did it in two different translations, English ...
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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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Iron Man villain - a being made of "living gold"

In this story, smugglers are stealing gold needed for circuitry made by Stark's company and as Iron Man, Stark sets out to track them down. It turns out the smugglers aren't stealing the gold for ...
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Iron Man comic from the 1970s that featured a blue, "security guard" version of his armor?

Plot Summary/Details I remember the basic plot of this one. There's a huge protest going outside of Stark Industries because of their military contracts. Stark/Iron Man is concerned that things may ...
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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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Actor with the most comic-book movie roles?

When Ryan Reynolds starred in Green Lantern (2011), I recall seeing jokes based on the fact that he'd recently appeared in another comic-book adaptation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even before ...
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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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Does the Beyonder know about the Beyonder race? If not, why?

Noticed it wasn’t answered in my other Beyonder related question. Does the Beyonder know about the Beyonder race? If not, why?
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What is the difference between Beyonder and pre-retcon Beyonder?

What is the difference between the Beyonder and pre-retcon Beyonder?
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What is the connection between the Beyonder race and classic Beyonder?

I’ve read comic books with pre retcon Beyonder, as well as some with the race of Beyonders, and in one, it references there being ‘ a child unit from the secret wars ‘ who was one. They both come from ...
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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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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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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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What is the complete list of all "Starship Troopers" comics?

Wiki states: Comics Dark Horse Comics, Mongoose Publishing and Markosia have held the license to produce comic books based on Starship Troopers. Over the years they have been written by writers ...
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Does the Flash have super strength?

Very simple question, does the Flash (Barry Allen) have superhuman strength? The reason I ask, and just as one example of him appearing to be very strong, is when he pushes the truck to save the ...
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Graphic novel where the protagonist is an architect that doesn't need sleep

I am trying to identify a graphic novel I read around 10-15 years ago (although it may be older than that). The plot centers around a city designer who has used special techniques in his design that ...
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Batman and Joker comic where they are compared to tarot cards and Batman gets stuck under a statue

In which comic issue does Batman try to stop the Joker from robbing some kind of artifact at a museum or auction house ? Throughout the entire comic, both the Joker and Batman are compared to certain ...
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Is there any published timeline to the comic book series "Nexus" by Mike Baron and Steve Rude

I've been a follower of the Nexus comics since the 1980s and have reread the Omnibus recently. The passage of time is usually expressed in "cycles" (about ten days, IIRC) and sometimes in ...
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Comic about a human, with two small telekinetic dogs both of whom are named Eric

In the mid 1980s I borrowed a stack of comics from a friend. Most of them were standard Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, etc. but there were a few odd ones too. This one has stuck in my head, possibly ...
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Why did Magneto invade the heroes' base in Secret Wars?

In Marvel's Secret Wars miniseries (1985), issue #2, Magneto sneaks into the heroes' base and flies to the generator, thinking: There it is -- ! The power core which energizes this entire ...
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Scifi comic from the 90s about an organic spaceship and its captain in an incubator

Back in the 90s I read a comic book about a group of bounty hunters (not sure anymore) in space, who killed a gigantic space lifeform (somewhing like a whale in free space) by going into its guts and ...
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How old does Peter Parker get?

In some incarnations, we see Peter Parker as a high school student. In other incarnations we see him as a college student at Empire State University. And in yet other incarnations we see Peter as a ...
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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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Did the five Robins ever meet each other in the comics?

I saw on Google that Batman has had five different Robins in the comics, who had all left for their own reasons. Have they ever met each other in the comics? I don't mean just manage to catch a ...
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Why is Batman acting so out-of-character with Jarro?

Justice League #10 introduced Jarro, "Starro in a jar", born of a fragment of Starro, who died in Justice League: No Justice #3 (2018). Jarro is mainly monitored by Batman, and no other Justice ...
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What comics share a universe with Invincible?

In the letters page of a recent issue of Super Dinosaur, Robert Kirkman (or possible Sina Grace) stated the idea that Super Dinosaur is in it's own universe as much as The Walking Dead is (in ...

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