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How is Eobard Thawne still alive?

I am still trying to figure out how Eobard Thawne is still alive. As seen in season one of The Flash, to stop Thawne from going back to his time. But how does Eobard Thawne come back?
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Do Kryptonians breathe?

In the old Superman movies with Christopher Reeve and in Superman Returns, Krypton is portrayed as a planet with not much of an atmosphere on whose surface the Kryptonians obviously live in a very ...
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What was the inspiration for Dr. Manhattan's “time travel” abilities?

In Watchmen and most of its adaptations, Doctor Manhattan has the power to experience all of his life simultaneously. He can be at the formation of the Crimebusters and at his breakup with Silk ...
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What Superman story was it where Lois Lane had to breathe liquids?

Way back in the 1960's I regularly got DC comics and in particular Superman. There was one story where I can only recall a few squares of the comic strip. For some reason something had been done to ...
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Is the Superman/Aliens crossover canon to Post-Crisis DC comics continuity?

In 1995, DC Comics collaborated with Dark Horse Comics to produce the first, three-part Superman/Aliens crossover, scripted and penciled by long-time Superman comics writer, Dan Jurgens. Are the ...
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Spinoff / Alternate Universe of DC Comics involving mother earth rising up?

I'm looking for a spinoff/alternate universe version of DC comics. I don't remember all the details but I do remember that the big Justice League members (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) are all dead. ...
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When was the last time Superman's 'electro-chemical aura' was mentioned in comics?

When John Byrne started writing Superman comics after the continuity reboot in 1986, he established that Clark's body was surrounded by an invisible 'electro-chemical aura', which prevented any fabric ...
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Where does Wonder Woman conceal her bracelets when she's dressed as Diana Prince?

A recent question about how Diana quickly transitioned from her civilian attire to her Wonder Woman costume, in a scene from Wonder Woman 1984, got me thinking about this. It appears that she wore the ...
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Why does only one character get electrocuted in this scene in Wonder Woman 1984?

In the movie, towards the end Why doesn't Wonder Woman get electrocuted as well ?
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How does Diana change into her Wonder Woman constume so quickly?

In Wonder Woman 1984, there is a car chase scene where Diana and Steve Trevor are trailing several military vehicles. At the beginning of the chase Diana is in her "street clothes". Things ...
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At the end of Wonder Woman 1984, what is the status of the MacGuffin?

At the end of Wonder Woman 1984 Given that and is it possible that
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What is this paper receipt found in the box for in WW84?

Diana goes to find the dream stone back at the museum, she discovers the following piece of paper receipt which mentions the name of Max Lord and mentions "PAID". What is this paper receipt ...
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Does this character lose powers at the end of Wonder Woman 1984?

Towards the end movie, we find Does this scene indicate she has lost all her powers or only the powers obtained during the second half of the movie ?
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In Batman, how did Riddler get two last names?

I've been trying to look for how he got the two last names of Nygma/Nigma and Nashton but I haven't been able to find it. Was one his original birth name and the other was his changed legal name? Is ...
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Does the Lasso of Truth compel one to speak the truth or what one “believes” to be the truth?

From this answer, ... the lasso compelled obedience on anyone who was bound by it and telling the truth was a side effect ... However, in several on-screen appearances (animated or otherwise) of ...
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Superman comic story where he wears a different costume and has an actor pretend to be him

I vaguely remember this Superman story. It involves Superman being in disguise in a different costume with a helmet I think... while an actor pretending to be Superman wears a ring that allows him to ...
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Was Stan Lee in the second diner scene in the movie Superman 2?

I have wondered for a long time if Stan Lee made a cameo appearance in the 1980 movie Superman 2. I believe that he is in the second diner scene of the movie and is the truck driver who is wearing ...
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Which source DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave Frank Springer 1968 white/red-shaded version Repost for Batcave Batman #203) come from?

What is the source of the image below? ("SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE - 1969") Other similar versions of this picture have been published over the years: Batcave Frank Springer Batman #203 (1968)...
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Why does Le Guin say that Superman's mother was a 'funnybook'?

In an academic study of SF, Ursula Le Guin, who herself is a pioneering SF and fantasy author is quoted as saying: Superman is a submyth. His father was Nietzsche and his mother a funnybook. Why the ...
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Why is there even an Amazon Princess?

In the DC universe, Wonder Woman is the Princess of the Amazons. Why is this? The Amazons are immortal so why would Hippolyta need an heir? Is there an in-universe explanation for this? Answers ...
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Which DC comics does this panel come from showing Nightwing on the Batmobile driving towards a ninja?

Which DC comics does this panel come from?
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Can Shazam undress himself?

There's this funny scene in Shazam! (2019) in which Shazam had to go to the bathroom and he couldn't figure out how to get his stuff out of the way. Finally, he had to transform back into his original ...
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In the comics, how long has Batman gone without sleeping?

In Justice League: The Animated Series' Season 2 Episode 5-6 (Only a Dream), when Doctor Destiny is taking down all the Justice League members, only Batman and The Manhunter were able to escape his ...
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Is there an in-universe reason why Superman is not flying all the time?

Superman's flight ability seems second nature to him. It seems like flying for him does not requiremore effort than walking. Since it seems to be all the same, it there a canon reason why does Kal-el ...
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Which DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave) come from?

Which comic do these panels come from? It was originally posted here.
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What is the source of this image of the Batcomputer?

What is the source of this image of the Batcomputer, and who is the artist that designed it? Note that it's not from Justice League: Doom as an earlier comment suggested.
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Where does New 52's Jon-El's Tactile Telekinesis come from?

In New 52, Kon-El (Superboy) has the power of tactile telekinesis (in a far more powerful form than earlier incarnations). This is explained as Kon-El being a clone containing DNA from Superman, Lois ...
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What happens to people when the universes are rebooted?

I hear that the DC universes are "rebooted" every now and then. What happens to the people/aliens/creatures that live in it when the whole universes are "rebooted"? Do they all die?...
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Does a power ring (Green Lantern's ring) automatically transport a new wielder to Oa?

Have there been canon times when the ring simply goes to the new wielder and brings them the power battery, but does not transport them to Oa once charged?
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Is there an official reason why J'onn J'onzz, The Martian Manhunter, was not seen in the 1970s and 80s “Superfriends” cartoons?

J'onn J'onzz, aka DC's Martian Manhunter, is an impressive, powerful, tier-1 character. He has been a part of DC canon for over 65 years, with his first appearance coming in 1955. Depending on the ...
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Is there a tactical purpose for the hole in Power Girl's costume?

The DC superhero Power Girl wears a white costume with a red cape. Her costume has a cleavage-displaying cutout. Is there an in-universe, tactical explanation for this? Out of universe, it just seems ...
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Which comic is this panel from showing Batman sitting at the BatComputer in the BatCave researching the Fortress of Solitude?

Which comic is this panel from? I found the image here.
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What elements in the movie Steel are from the comics and were any later added to the comics?

Steel is a movie. Supposedly, it's based on the DC Comics character John Henry Irons/Steel. Was anything from the comics used in the film besides having a character named John Henry Irons who puts on ...
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Was the Tumbler Nolan's creation or did something similar already exist?

I've grown up with the Batmobile having the long front and a jet engine in order to be fast. They always slightly changed in design but had the general look I knew from the cartoons: Then, in Nolan's ...
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Were any elements from the Shazam! television series later integrated into the comics?

The (bad) TV series Shazam!, based on the DC Comics property of the same name, ran from 1974-1977. A few aspects of the series contain totally original material, from young Billy Batson having a ...
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How did Lex Luthor know what Barry Allen and others called themselves in DCEU?

It is mostly common knowledge that Barry Allen has never been called by `The Flash' in BvS. However, when Bruce Wayne explores the META_HUMAN files of Lex Luthor, he comes across videos of these four ...
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How hard does The Flash punch? [duplicate]

I am going to simplify this question and not make a massive physics explanation here. Few things to know: Mass is locked up energy we call "inertial mass". When we speak of an object's mass ...
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How can The Flash breathe when running? [duplicate]

I'm not aware of everything that is in The Flash lore (comics, animated series, etc.) but I did watch some of it to notice that, I never saw an explanation on how he can breathe when running? By that, ...
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Has Batman ever gotten magical powers?

We know Batman has gotten superpowers of one kind or another, from Lantern rings, to enhanced capacities, to a super pill to the use of the Mobius chair... but has he ever gotten any supernatural ...
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Origin of the Batmobile's flame exhaust?

It seems that, with the possible exception of some of the animated films, virtually every cinematic version of the Batmobile has a port on the back that shoots flames: ...
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Is there a reality in the DC comics multiverse where the Joker never existed alongside Batman?

Recently, Walter Hamada (President of DC at WB) confirmed that the Robert Pattinson Batman (a.k.a Battinson) is from a different Earth with its own existing Justice League. He also mentioned that ...
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Has anyone ever escaped Darkseid's omega sanction of their own power, and if so, how?

Darkseid has several incredible and terrible powers, but one of his most underrated is the Omega sanction. Essentially, this is a "life trap" where a the targeted being is forced into a self ...
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Criminal manages to cross state border before Superman gets to him, but is caught in a twist

This one, I didn't read. I got it narrated to me by a friend, who found the ending twist rather amusing. Maybe it isn't even a comic. Fleischer cartoon? George Reeves TV series? Well, anyway. The ...
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Was the Batman statue in “Shazam!” a real piece of merch, or just a movie prop?

In the movie Shazam!, there is a scene where, during Billy's first fight with Sivana, he winds up in a toy store and throws a plastic statue of Batman (which exclaims a recording stating "I'm ...
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1970s team-up comic in which Superman nonchalantly kills a sentient brain?

Pre-Crisis, late 70s. (Or maybe early 70s since, in Brazil, translated comics from the USA tended to be released with a big delay.) The main antagonist of the story was Sinestro. He was more powerful ...
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Information/Device For Gaining Superpowers In Gotham City Public Library

From reading comics, I know that Gotham City has a public library in many continuities. Batman also fights villains there a decent number of times since the library first appeared in Detective Comics #...
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Publicly Available Ways To Learn Magic In The DC Universe

I have read in a DC comic about John Constantine where the superhero says that ultimate secret of magic is that anybody can do it. However, I don't believe I have ever read a DC comic that reveals any ...
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Has Superman ever revealed his weakness to magic to the public?

My question is has there ever been a comic where Superman tells the public about his weakness/vulnerability to magic, and if he has, what comic issue is it? I have looked through some old Silver Age ...
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What Marx Bros. production does Manhunter watch in “New Frontier”?

In DC's New Frontier, J'onn watches the Marx Brothers on TV. Is it an actual movie or show, and if so, what's the name? I'm trying to match the quote (specifically, who's speaking to Groucho), but ...
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How is Ozymandias so strong?

In the 2009 adaptation of Watchmen, Rorschach narrates about Adrian Veidt: I cannot imagine a more dangerous opponent. Used to joke he was fast enough to catch a bullet. He could kill us both alone ...

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