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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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What is a Class-B crime and its punishment in Superman?

In Man of Steel, Jor-El goes to the Genesis chamber and steals the codex. Before he goes in, Kelex states, Jor-EL: Can you see the codex? Kelex: Its just beneath the central hub sir. But I am ...
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When did Superman first use his super breath and freeze breath?

I mean there is this general idea of it being introduced in the time period of 1950s to 1970s, but exactly in which issue did he use it for the first time?
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When did Batman get Kryptonite in Batman v Superman?

Unless I missed something, in Batman v Superman, Batman was chasing the truck with the Kryptonite in, when he then runs into Superman which leads to the “do you bleed?”. However later on, it shows ...
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In The Dark Knight, what happened to all the bank robbers?

The opening scene of The Dark Knight shows a bank robbery being perpetrated by a gang hired by the Joker. It transpires that they are all supposed to kill each other, with presumably each of them ...
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Which comics from Vertigo and WildStorm comics got merged with DC universe in the end of Flashpoint?

While fixing the timeline in the end of Flashpoint comics Flash merges the three universes DC, Vertigo, and WildStorm but as per my knowledge not every comic form Vertigo got merged and a few old ones ...
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Is Flash really faster than Quicksilver? [duplicate]

I know a lot of you say the Flash is faster than Quicksilver but is he really? Is he really what you say he is? I have seen a website, wired.com, that did the math and said Quicksilver is faster.
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Can a Red Lantern become “good” again?

Can someone who becomes a Red Lantern become "good" again i.e. control the anger and return to normal?
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How did Superman know that he was dead?

In Justice League (2017), just after Superman came back to life and knocked down the other Justice League members, he and Batman had this conversation: Superman: You did this! Batman: I had to....
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Can only one organ of Superman be made weak using Kryptonite or Red Sun rays?

I stumbled upon this fan-made image: It got me wondering if Superman's urinal would really work. Can only one organ of Superman be made weak using Kryptonite or Red Sun rays? Only canonical answer ...
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What does the circular symbol mean that is worn by many men of the House of El?

If you look at images of members of the House of El (Jor-El, Zor-El, Zim-El), they all seem to have a circular symbol on their chest instead of the S symbol. Is this the symbol for Krypton or did they ...
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Has the Batmobile ever got stuck in a traffic jam?

Has the Batmobile ever got stuck in a traffic jam? I suppose the Dark Knight will just leave it there in the case of an emergency (perhaps causing more trouble by parking that monster in the middle ...
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90s/early 2000s animated Superman TV show episode in which Superman goes rogue under the influence of a sea star-like creature

Many years ago, I caught an episode of an animated Superman show done in the iconic Bruce Timm style of Batman: The Animated Series. I've tried to figure out if the episode was from a Justice League ...
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Have we ever seen an Atlantean sneeze underwater?

The thought process behind this question is very simple, and a little bit silly: I was writing an answer about how Atlanteans communicate underwater; I sneezed; I realized I did not remember ever ...
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What is the meaning of the Hebrew characters that appear when a soul is absorbed into Ragman's suit?

Ragman is my favorite superhero. For me, he is one of the best Jewish superheroes. A mystic vigilante created by Joe Kubert and Bob Kanigher who first appeared in 1976 in a short-lived comic-book ...
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Was the 90's Flash TV Show set in the same universe as Tim Burton's Batman?

Apart from being a very few years apart, I remember the show had certain aesthetical choices like Danny Elfman's music, the latex-neckless muscled suit design and a dark-cartoonish tone that related ...
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In the Justice League episode “A Knight of Shadows”, who was Mordred thinking about?

In the episode A Knight of Shadows from the Justice League (2001) animated series, the Justice League and Etrigan were trying to find Morgaine Le Fay, to prevent her from finding a powerful magical ...
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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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Did Brainiac ever appear in Lois and Clark?

Did Brainiac ever appear in the Lois and Clark series in the '90s. I do recall Mister Mxyzptlk appeared, and so did Zod and Luthor; but did Brainiac?
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Justice League in Lois and Clark

Did any Justice League characters such as Oliver Queen, Aquaman ever appear in the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher 90's Lois and Clark Adventures?
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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. Superman and another guy are facing a huge demonic creature ...
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Why did Dark Superman become weak while fighting Clark Kent?

In the 1983 film "Superman III", Superman - while infected by synthetic kryptonite - ends up fighting his normal "good" personality in the form of Clark Kent. The scene is highly symbolic in nature, ...
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What is standard Kryptonian food?

What did the kryptonians actually eat while they were living on krypton? I guess, they didn't eat the same things that humans eat.
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Was there ever an Asian Batman?

Given the recent popularity of questions regarding various portrayals of Superman (as Asian or African American), I noticed that I don't remember ever hearing about an Asian Batman. I know of the ...
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Is there a depiction of Superman as an Asian?

Along the lines of Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American? Was there ANY depiction of Superman as an Asian in the comics or even elsewhere?
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Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American?

Is there a comic book, animation, or any other media where Superman is depicted as being an African American? I know that there are alternate universes where he is, for example, a Soviet, but I'm ...
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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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Why were Vandal Savage and the Flash due for a reckoning?

I was re-watching one of my favorite Young Justice episodes, "Coldhearted" (episode 20 of season 1). In it, Vandal Savage distracts Kid Flash for a while, hoping to prevent him from delivering a heart ...
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Who are the two people Batman is referring to?

In Justice League Unlimited, there's a running plot where the Justice League and a shadowy US federal department called Project Cadmus which is led by Amanda Waller start butting heads with each other....
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In DC Comics, are the Atlanteans of Greek descent?

I recall this being the case, but I can't find evidence for it when looking recently. This still being the case could be supported by: Having Greek culture and language, architecture, etc Atlantis ...
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Why is the Flash not super smart? [duplicate]

Assuming intelligence is defined by the speed a person can process/calculate information and combined with the fact that the Flash has to think really fast if he wants to control his speed, we can ...
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Why do Marvel prefer Norse Gods and DC the Greek pantheon?

I haven't read a lot of comics but Marvel seems to use only the Norse gods (Thor, Odin, Hel, Loki...) and DC seem to use the Greek gods (Zeus, Hercule, Ares...) I might be wrong in thinking that ...
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Which version of the Teen Titans exist in the DC Animated Universe?

The DC Animated Universe includes a crossover episode between Static Shock and The New Batman Adventures called "Hard as Nails" that includes this dialogue: Static: So where's Robin? Batman: With ...
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What are the differences between the hardcover versions of V for Vendetta?

DC is publishing a new hardcover version of V for Vendetta, called the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. From the description on the DC website it is difficult to know if this version is similar, adds ...
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Are the Earths in Injustice 1 and 2 ever named?

In both the comics (Years 1 through 5) and Injustice 2 and both games, there are references to at least three Earths. I can remember a few off the top of my head: Injustice 1 Game: Earth where the "...
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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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In Batman (1989), does the Joker know who Batman is?

At the end of Batman (the 1989 movie), Batman says to the Joker 'you killed my parents'; the Joker replies that he (Jack Napier) was a kid when he killed them. Does this mean the Joker knew Batman is ...
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Does every Lantern Color have its own language like the Indigo Lanterns?

I was reading volume 2 of Green Lanterns (DC Rebirth [the series about Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz]) and noticed that, when he was in compassion mode (the spoiler is just the antagonist of the arc, ...
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Was Danny 'Brick' Brickwell from Arrow created for the T.V. series or the comics?

I purchased a DC Comics Encyclopedia recently and it doesn't have Danny Brickwell in it. Was the character created for the television series or was he first introduced in the comics and omitted from ...
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Searching for a particular image where either Batman or The Hulk are sitting on a throne

I am searching for an image where The Hulk is sitting on a throne, surrounded by items of all Avengers and other heroes. It was like a treasure room. The Hulk also had the Infinity Gauntlet on his ...
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In what order should I read the Superman: Rebirth series? [duplicate]

So, I’ve read Superman Volumes 1-3 (by Tomasi and Gleason) and Rebirth Action Comics Volume 1. Now, I have a question; how much of Rebirth Action Comics should I read before Superman Reborn? Also, ...
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Are there Kryptonians on Prime Earth and does/did New Krypton exist there?

Note: Don't spoil anything past the Superman Reborn crossover. I've been reading Superman, Action Comics, and a little bit of Batman and just thought of something. I was surprised when I looked up ...
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In the 2013 movie Man of Steel why doesn't Jor-El simply cripple or destroy General Zod's ship?

In Man of Steel, when Lois inserts the command key, it enables Jor-El's avatar and consciousness to appear and he demonstrates he is able to change the physical layout of the ship. He is seemingly ...
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Has a telepathic character in DC Comics been able to telepathically freeze people/time like Professor X in Marvel?

Since it has been established that Professor X has been shown to use his telepathic/telekinetic powers to mentally halt people in their tracks in both comics and the movies - see here for that - my ...
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Why was DC’s Anarky a minor?

The character was introduced in 1989, an extremist who is also a child prodigy (twelve years old in first comic). Despite being very young he had a lot of followers for the people he was preaching to, ...
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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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What is Batman's “prep time”?

In many discussions about Batman and his abilities, prep time is always mentioned and emphasized. What is this "prep time"? Has it already been called as such in-universe? What are some examples ...
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Where do Green Lanterns' civilian clothes go when they are in uniform?

Superhero costumes have a slight tendency to be tight, revealing the shapes of almost every body part they cover. Except, thank God, for Hulk's pants. This implies that superheroes have found a way ...
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Is Jack-O-Lantern part of the DC Universe, or the Marvel Universe?

I was reading the entire comic book series of Venomverse (i.e. #1-5) which is literally the introduction of an entire Venom Universe and a Venom clan known as The Resistance. In the first few pages ...
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Why did Barry in Flashpoint (s3e1) release his captive?

Barry was going to accept losing his memories about the original timeline, but he changed his decision when the Kid Flash was injured and then released Thawne. Why wasn't his mom's life more important ...